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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

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: March 23 and 24, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: April 24, 2019

Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $150*

Register Here for Multicultural Psychology (012E)
Register Here for the Research Assignment (012T)

 

Customer service skills

This practical course is geared to those who work or are planning to work in the service sector or provide some form of service to customers. 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 customer expectations, build winning relationships with customers, create powerful first impressions, enhance likeability, influence customer perceptions, win customers back, and effectively handle angry customers. You will learn critical problem-solving and trouble-shooting strategies and techniques for customer service in a wide variety of applications – responding to valid and invalid complaints, delivering bad news, remaining calm and collected while dealing with challenging customers. Topics also include customer service via technology, using active listening techniques, writing effective customer service emails, empathizing with customers, preventing negative emotions. 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: April 6 and 7, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: May 7, 2019

Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $150*

Register Here for Customer Service Skills (012F)
Register Here for the Research Assignment (012U)

 

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: April 27 and 28, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: May 28, 2019

Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $150*

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

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

Course Date
Social Psychology May 11-12, 2019
Branding Yourself for Success May 25-26, 2019
The Real You June 8-9, 2019
Teach Like a Champion June 22-23, 2019

*Price is subject to 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. If you drive to the campus, and need a parking tag, please fill out the Pace University Car Registration (PDF) and give it to your instructor.


For more information, Please contact the English Language Institute at New York City Campus.

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Phone: (212) 346-1562