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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.


Course Descriptions, Dates And Fees

The science of happiness (finding personal and professional satisfaction)

What happiness means depends on each individual, however some aspects of happiness boil down to science. Happiness is individual and often not easy to achieve. Identify key psychological, social, and biological factors in achieving happiness and examine research findings from the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology. Become familiar with the mental habits of happiness and learn some of the techniques for boosting well-being and fulfillment that can be applied to your 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: July 20 and 21, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: August 21, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for The Science of Happiness (012D)
Register here for Post Course Research Assignment (012S)

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 anxiety.

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: August 3 and 4, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: September 4, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Multicultural Psychology (012E)
Register here for Post Course Research Assignment (012T)

Customer service skills for success

This practical course is geared to those who work or are planning to work in a customer service sector such. We will explore elements of and strategies for promoting a successful service culture. You will gain crucial skills needed to deliver outstanding customer service and increase customer loyalty. The course covers how to identify and meet expectations, build winning relationships, create powerful first impressions, enhance likeability, influence perceptions, win customers back, and effectively handle angry customers. This is a highly interactive and engaging class with lots of activities to help you apply concepts learned to real-world situations.

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: August 17 and 18, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: September 18, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Customer Service Skills for Success (012F)
Register here for Post Course Research Assignment (012G)

Consumer Behavior and Marketing

Explore the underlying mechanisms that shape consumer behavior, linking experimental psychology, sociology, and marketing. Examine and discuss the impact of triggers on consumer choice; social networks as channels of influence; the social influence of convergence and divergence; the consumer decision-making process; why products, ideas, and behaviors become popular; and rules to make ideas stick.

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 7 and 8, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: October 8, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Consumer Behavior and Marketing (012G)
Register Here for Post Course Research Assignment (012V)

 

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

Course Date
Social Psychology September 21-22, 2019
Branding Yourself for Success and Social Media October 5-6, 2019
Leadership Workshop (Unlock your Inner Leader) October 19-20, 2019
Landing your Dream Job November 2-3, 2019
Multicultural Psychology November 16-17, 2019
Comsumer Behavior and Marketing December 7-8, 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

The weekend course registration/payment will be taken online only. PLEASE NOTE: Online registration system shows up-to-date REAL-TIME information.

If you have already taken a class (Weekend, Evening, Saturday, or Weekday) 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 took a Weekend course in the past, you may get the error message "Duplicate Course." If you get "Duplicate Course" message, please call (914) 422-4042 or email the English Language Institute. Please indicate your first and last names clearly.

If you created a new password, and you have a problem logging into the online registration system, please go to Pace portal login, and use your ID and new password to log in to sync the systems first, and then log into the online registration system.

Enrollment is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. No registration will be accepted until payment has been received. This requirement applies to all participants.


Location

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs and the administrative office are on Pace University White Plains Campus

78 N Broadway
Preston Hall 403
White Plains, NY 10603


Parking

Please make sure you will see the parking map (PDF) and park in the designated areas to avoid a ticket. You do not need a parking sticker to park in the designated student parking area.


For more information, Please contact the English Language Institute at the Westchester (White Plains) Campus.

Email Us
Phone: (914) 422-4042