Course Descriptions

Au Pair Language & Culture Program

TOEFL Preparation

Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30-8:25 pm
January 11-March 6, 2018
36 instructional hours

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.

U.S. Art & Culture

Saturday, 9:00 am-12:50 pm
January 13-March 3, 2018
36 instructional hours

In this course, au pairs explore such topics as U.S. film, television, graphic novels, art, fashion, and food. Through interactive lectures, videos, readings, and discussions, students develop their writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. In teams, students complete a final written project and presentation on a related theme of their choosing.

Grammar for Au Pairs

Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30-8:25 pm
March 13-May 3, 2018 (No classes week of March 26)
36 instructional hours

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.

Business English for Au Pairs

Saturday, 9:00 am-12:50 pm
March 17-May 5, 2018
36 instructional hours

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.

Weekend Intensive: Exploring Tourism in Boulder

March 16-18, 2018
36 instructional hours or 3 credits
Tuition: $450
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This intensive weekend course for au pairs 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 available for au pairs from other towns/states.