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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

Social Psychology

This class offers an introduction to contemporary social psychology, covering such topics as social relations, interpersonal influence, happiness, social perception, and moral behavior. What leads us to like one person and dislike another? How does love work? Why do we help others? Why do we hurt others? Why do we go along with the crowd even when we disagree with its actions? Why is it so difficult to overcome the effects of stereotypes? Our focus will be on surprising, entertaining and intriguing research findings that are easy to apply in daily life.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend course. The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course one or two weeks 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: September 21 and 22, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: October 22, 2019

Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Social Psychology (012H)
Register Here for the Research Assignment (012R)

Branding yourself for success 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 assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend course. The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course one or two weeks 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: October 5 and 6, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: November 6, 2019

Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Branding Yourself for Success (012D)
Register Here for the Research Assignment (012S)

Leadership Workshop (Unlock your inner leader)

Do you want to make an impact at work and get to the next level? Join us to discover key lessons in leadership. In this practical, interactive, and highly motivating course, you will explore the qualities of a good leader and core proficiencies every leader should demonstrate. You will learn about the multiple roles involved in leadership - an expert, coach, change agent, thought leader, motivator, and visionary - and how to effectively balance them for greater success. You will examine common leadership styles and discover your authentic style. We will help you hone your leadership skills so that you can contribute to any organization with vision and passion. At the same time, you will gain practical leadership skills you can use every day. We will examine cutting-edge tools and strategies used by the most effective leaders in the world, including techniques for building and leading teams, motivating and influencing others, maximizing team performance, developing executive presence, establishing credibility as a speaker, enhancing self-control, confidence, resilience, and empathy.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend course. The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course one or two weeks 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: October 19 and 20, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: November 20, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Leadership Workshop (012E)
Register here for Research Assignment (012T)

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

Course Date
The Science of Happiness November 2-3, 2019
Multicultural Psychology November 16-17, 2019
Comsumer Behavior and Marketing December 7-8, 2019
The Real You (personality psychology and self-improvement) December 21-22, 2019

*Price is subject to change without notice.

**Course subject may change without notice.


Features

  • 20-40 hours
    • Pre-course assignment 4 hours
    • Course 16 hours
    • Optional Research Assignment available for an additional 20 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 Paper

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