Course Descriptions

Au Pair Language & Culture Program

Fall 1 2018

Advanced Grammar for Au Pairs

Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30-8:25 pm
August 23-October 16, 2018
36 instructional hours or 3 credits

In this course, au pairs learn complex grammar structures to communicate clearly and effectively in English. Students practice structures through engaging individual and group activities, which integrate writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. The course culminates in a final project and presentation which measures their increased fluency and accuracy.

Experience the Great Out West

Saturday, 9:00 am-12:50 pm
August 25-October 13, 2018
36 instructional hours or 3 credits

With its majestic views, unique culture and economy, and resilient people, the American West is one of the most exciting US regions to explore. In this course, au pairs gain insight about Americana and contemporary issues while enhancing their oral communication skills. Local field trips, lectures, videos, readings and discussions serve as source material for participants’ final project and presentation.

Weekend Intensive Course: Exploring Tourism in Boulder

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 19-21, 2018
Times:
Friday, October 19: 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 20: 9 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 21: 9 am-4 pm
36 instructional hours or 3 credits
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This intensive weekend course focuses on the business of tourism. Participants explore tourist destinations and visit local businesses and attractions for analysis and discussion. As a final project, teams develop a tourism campaign promoting Boulder to people from their home countries.
Optional travel and hotel packages are available for students coming from out-of-state.
Contact Eriko Yatabe-Waldock for more information: eriko.yatabewaldock@colorado.edu.

 

Fall 2 2018

TOEFL Preparation for Au Pairs

Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30-8:25 pm
October 18-December 18, 2018
36 instructional hours or 3 credits

This course provides au pairs with test-taking strategies and practice for the iBT TOEFL exam. Using real exam questions, students build their proficiency and confidence with the writing, reading, listening, and speaking sections of the test. Students track their progress and develop individualized plans for reaching their target scores.

Business English for Au Pairs

Saturday, 9:00 am-12:50 pm
October 20-December 15, 2018
36 instructional hours or 3 credits

In this course, au pairs refine their written and oral professional communication skills. Topics include public speaking, conference calls, meetings, email, reports, and business etiquette. Students complete group projects and presentations.