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Intensive English Courses for Au Pairs

Pace University’s English Language Institute offers au pairs the opportunity to study in our weekday morning Intensive Program at a deeply discounted rate.

A limited number of seats are available at each campus. Some restrictions apply. Seats will be made available to au pair students following the placement of full-rate paying students. Those seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. Courses are offered at both New York City and Westchester campuses, although not all levels may be available at both campuses.

Classes are 4 and 5 hours/week and each session is 7 weeks (Spring and Fall) or 6 weeks (Summer).

Course Descriptions, Dates And Prices

The ELI offers Intermediate-Upper Intermediate level courses. It may take 7 or 14 weeks to complete each level (6 or 12 weeks in the summer terms).

  • Improve conversational fluency and listening comprehension. This class focuses on communicating ideas in English. Audio, video and reading materials are used for conversation topics and for developing listening skills. Two levels of instruction are available.

    Earn 36 hours for 7-week course (Fall and Spring terms) | 30 hours for 6-week course (Summer terms)

    Dates: Fall 1 2021 (September 8-October 26, 2021) | Fall 2 2021 (October 27-December 18, 2021)
    Placement Test: Online
    Hours/week: 5 (2.5 with teacher and 2.5 self-paced*)
    Days: Classes with teacher* are Monday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2.5 hours per week.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.*
    Location: New York City, Westchester, Online
    Au Pair Price: $295* for Fall and Spring terms | $250* for Summer terms

    *Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Apply Now for Conversation & Listening

  • Learn grammar in the context of your own writing and through controlled exercises from the textbook. Learn how to correct your mistakes and improve your writing by editing and revising your papers. Two levels of instruction are available.

    Earn 36 hours for 7-week course (Fall and Spring terms) | 30 hours for 6-week course (Summer terms)

    Dates: Fall 1 2021 (September 8-October 26, 2021) | Fall 2 2021 (October 27-December 18, 2021)
    Placement Test: Online
    Hours/week: 5 (2.5 with teacher and 2.5 self-paced*)
    Days: Classes with teacher* are Wednesday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2.5 hours per week.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.*
    Location: New York City, Westchester, Online
    Au Pair Price: $295* for Fall and Spring terms | $250* for Summer terms

    *Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Apply Now for Grammar & Writing

  • Learn different reading strategies and skills to increase vocabulary and reading comprehension. Read a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, novels and stories, and academic texts to learn how to apply these strategies and skills. Two levels of instruction are available.

    Earn 28 hours for 7-week course (Fall and Spring terms) | 24 hours for 6-week course (Summer terms)

    Dates: Fall 1 2021 (September 8-October 26, 2021) | Fall 2 2021 (October 27-December 18, 2021)
    Placement Test: Online
    Hours/week: 4 (2 with teacher and 2 self-paced*)
    Days: Classes with teacher* are Tuesday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2 hours per week.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.*
    Location: New York City, Westchester, Online
    Au Pair Price: $235* for Fall and Spring terms | $200* for Summer terms

    *Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Apply Now for Reading & Vocabulary

  • Develop the informal language and stylistic features needed for social interaction with their classmates and for a deeper understanding of their professors. The course focuses on interactions and language that is found in university lectures, materials and classroom/campus situations.

    Special emphasis is on learning the key differences in formal versus informal language use, vocabulary (idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, slang) and how language is used to express sarcasm and humor in American culture.

    Earn 28 hours for 7-week course (Fall and Spring terms) | 24 hours for 6-week course (Summer terms)

    Dates: Fall I (September 8 - October 26, 2021) | Fall II (October 27 - December 18, 2021)
    Placement Test: Online
    Hours/week: 4 (2 with teacher and 2 self-paced*)
    Days: Classes with teacher* are Thursday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2 hours per week.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.*
    Location*: New York City, Westchester, Online
    Au Pair Price**: $235 for Fall and Spring terms | $200 for Summer terms

    **Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Apply Now for Social English

Features

  • 6- or 7-week program
  • Earn between 24 - 36 hours per course
  • Interactive class
  • Professional faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate with hours available by request
  • No registration or test fee

Registration

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

Au Pairs and other Community Rate students may join Weekday Intensive English courses at a special rate by joining our Waitlist and finishing an online English placement exam. Submit the regular ELI Student Application and finish our online placement exam to be automatically added to the Waitlist.

Our Admissions Team will begin contacting students 3-weeks before the session begins to confirm if space is available at the community rate. Students will have 48-hours to finish payment and confirm their registration at the special rate. Spaces are released first-come, first-served, to students who have finished both the Waitlist form and English placement exam. We encourage students to submit their Waitlist Form and English placement exam as early as possible as space is limited.

Location

Classes may be available Online, in New York City, or in Westchester. Please review the campus information prior to submitting an application.

Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After finishing classes, students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended.

Payment and Tuition Cancellation Policy

Notification of your intent to cancel or withdraw from a course must be submitted by email to the ELI. Depending on the course, you may also be required to submit a "Registration Action Form" to the Office of Student Assistance. If the correct procedure is not followed, you will not receive a refund and you will receive an F for the course at the end of the term.

Please read our detailed tuition cancellation policy for further information on refund eligibility.

ID Policies

Students who register only for online courses will not receive a Pace University ID card. Students who register for a 6/7-week in-person course held on-campus will receive an ID card. Eligible students will receive information from our Admissions team before classes begin.

Course Completion Policy

Students who have earned a final grade of 60% or higher are considered to have successfully completed a course. Students who successfully complete any course at the English Language Institute are eligible to receive certification for the hours attended. Please read the certificate policy below for certificate eligibility.

Certificate of Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After successfully completing a class (see above course completion policy), students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended. Students who receive a final grade below 60% in any course are considered to have failed the course and are not be eligible for a certificate and will forfeit any hours attended. Certificate will be sent by email within 2 business days of course completion.

Withdrawal Policy

Students who stop attending a class in progress may officially withdraw by sending a message to the English Language Institute eli@pace.edu within 48 hours of the last attended class. Students in good academic standing (class average of 60% or higher) who officially withdraw may receive a certificate confirming actual hours attended. Students who are not in good academic standing at the time of withdrawal or who do not officially withdraw within 48 hours of the last attended class will forfeit any hours attended. An official withdrawal will result in a grade of “W” on University records and academic transcripts. Please see the tuition cancellation policy for refund eligibility.

For more information, Please contact the English Language Institute

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