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Weekend Intensive Courses For Au Pairs

Two-day weekend courses at our Westchester campus that have been specially created for au pairs. Get the credits you need for your J1 visa while studying several interesting, helpful and fun topics. Each course is 20 hours (including a pre-course assignment). There is an optional additional research assignment for an additional 20 hours, for a total of 40 hours possible for each weekend course.


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Course Descriptions, Dates And Fees

Personal Branding and Social Media

Want to learn how to stand out even in the most competitive industries and become more visible in your job market? Join us for an interactive course in which you will assess your personal power and identify the qualities that make you unique and set you apart from the competition. Learn how to build a powerful personal brand that’s authentic, different, and relevant. Examine top self-brand positioning strategies, determine the right strategy for your personality and preferences, and develop your personal brand action plan. Finally, learn how to perform at your best and flourish in high-pressure situations as well as how to approach your biggest challenges with confidence instead of fear.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour pre-assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend coursePlease bring your completed pre-assignment to class on Saturday morning.  The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course the Wednesday before the start of the course.

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course, to earn an additional 20 hours. You must register for the weekend course in order to register for the research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only.

Earn 20 hours including the pre-assignment + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: February 1-2, 2020
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: March 2, 2020
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $165*

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Multicultural Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the field of cultural psychology, which studies the effects of culture on human psychology. Research has shown that many psychological processes are culture specific rather than universal. This course explores such topics as perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, personality, gender identity, and psychological disorders from cross-cultural perspectives. How does culture influence our emotional experience and our perception? Does culture influence our parenting style? Are conformity and social loafing universal or do they vary across cultures? How do different cultures resolve conflict? We will also examine cross-cultural studies of happiness, anger, stress, and axiety.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour pre-assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend coursePlease bring your completed pre-assignment to class on Saturday morning.  The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course the Wednesday before the start of the course.

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course, to earn an additional 20 hours. You must register for the weekend course in order to register for the research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only.

Earn 20 hours including the pre-assignment + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: February 22-23, 2020
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: March 22, 2020
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $165*

Register Here for Multicultural Psychology
Register Here for the Research Assignment

Smart Tips for Personal Finances and Tax Preparation Overview

Being smart with money and learning how to be financially literate is really important. Money is a huge stress in life, and taxes only add to that! As the 2019 tax year comes to a close and tax preparation is in full-swing, learn about financial literacy and how to prepare your taxes.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour pre-assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend coursePlease bring your completed pre-assignment to class on Saturday morning.  The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course the Wednesday before the start of the course.

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course, to earn an additional 20 hours. You must register for the weekend course in order to register for the research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only.

Earn 20 hours including the pre-assignment + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: March 7-8, 2020
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: April 7, 2020
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $165*

Register Here for Smart Tips for Personal Finances and Tax Preparation Overview
Register Here for the Research Assignment

Education Workshop:  Teach Like a Professional

We will address key aspects of classroom teaching – how to plan and choose the right instructional strategies that promise thinking and engagement, how to deliver effective lessons, plan units and lessons, manage the classroom, assess students’ process, and collaborate with colleagues. We will watch and analyze video cases featuring authentic classroom video clips.  You will also have an opportunity to teach a demo lesson (mini-lesson), either individually or as part of a team, and apply the best educational practices learned in class. Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your teaching credentials!

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour pre-assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend coursePlease bring your completed pre-assignment to class on Saturday morning.  The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course the Wednesday before the start of the course.

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course, to earn an additional 20 hours. You must register for the weekend course in order to register for the research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only.

Earn 20 hours including the pre-assignment + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: March 21-22, 2020
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: April 21, 2020
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $165*

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Register Here for the Research Assignment

Upcoming Courses

Please see our upcoming courses below. We activate three to four courses at a time for registration. See active courses above.

Course Date
Customer Service Skills April 4-5, 2020
Consumer Behavior April 18-19, 2020
Earth Day Series - Service Learning 1-day Intensive April 25, 2020 (one day)
Leadership Workshop May 2-3, 2020

*Price is subject to change without notice.

**Course subject may change without notice.


Features

  • 20-40 hours for 2-day Intensives
    • Pre-course assignment 4 hours
    • Course 16 hours
    • Optional Research Assignment available for an additional 20 hours
  • 12-18 hours for 1-day Intensive
    • Pre-course assignment 4 hours
    • Course 8 hours
    • Optional Research Assignment available for an additional 4-6 hours
  • Small interactive class
  • Professional native English speaking faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities

Registration

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

If you have already taken a class (Weekend, Evening, Saturday, Weekday, or TOEFL Blast) with us before, you already have a university account. You MUST activate the account before registering for a new course. Please DO NOT create a new account. Please read the Online Registration Instruction including the Account Activation (PDF). Multiple accounts will make it difficult to verify classes you took for your credit hour requirement. If you get "Duplicate Course" message, please call (914) 422-4042 or email the English Language Institute.


Location

All classes meet at the Pace University Law School campus in White Plains, New York, at 78 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY, 10603. The exact classroom will be sent in pre-arrival information the Wednesday before class.


Parking

Weekend Intensive students may park in any space on the Pace University Law School campus on Saturdays or Sundays.


Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After finishing classes, au pair 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

Weekend Intensive course students are not eligible for a Pace University ID card.


Certificate of Attendance

Students will receive a certificate of attendance by e-mail within 2 business days of finishing a weekend intensive course. Please note the attendance policy outlined above. An additional certificate for completing a research assignment will be sent by e-mail within 2 business days of the research paper due date.


Research Assignment

Research assignments are due by the published deadline in the above course information and also as communicated in pre-arrival information sent by our Admissions team.  Students may request an extension of up to 3 days by writing the Admissions team before the research assignment due date in writing to eli@pace.edu.  Requests for extensions after the research assignment due date will not be honored.  Research assignments received after the due date or approved extended due date will not be accepted and the research assignment hours will be forfeited.

Students who registered and attended a weekend intensive course may add-on one (1) 20-hour research assignment for specific course and topic they attended no later than the Friday after the course completed. Requests to add on a 20-hour research paper after the Friday deadline will not be approved.


For more information, Please contact the English Language Institute White Plains Campus.

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Phone: (914) 422-4042