English Study for Au Pairs

Are you an Au Pair who wants to improve your English skills? Then this course is for you!

In the English Study for Au Pairs courses, classes run two days per week (Saturday and Sunday) for seven weeks. Class each day runs for six hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will receive 12 hours of classroom instruction per week. By the end of seven weeks, you will receive 84 hours of classroom instruction.

As an Au Pair, you are required to complete six credits, or 72 hours of instruction. Because the spring classes are 84 hours, there are two extra days, or 12 hours, built-in so that you can still complete the course if you need to miss two days.

**Please note that all summer classes will be online. During the COVID19 crisis, au pairs may complete their educational requirement through online coursework. For more information on this change in policy, please reach out to your agency.

Term 1

Term 2

May 16 – June 28, 2020

July 11 – August 23, 2020

Length

7 weekends

Length

7 weekends

Days

Saturday, Sunday

Days

Saturday, Sunday

Time

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Time

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Instructional Hours

84

Instructional Hours

84

Levels Offered

003 & 004

Levels Offered

003 & 004

Cost*

$639

Cost*

$639

Register By Friday, May 15, 2020

Register By Friday, July 10, 2020

*Costs do not include cost of books

English for Au Pairs-IntermediateEMC-003E

Level 003: The goal of this intermediate level course is to introduce learners to a variety of real-world vocabulary and text in various print and audio media; to help them recognize explicit and implicit meaning and humor; and to train them to generate clear, accurate, well-structured speech and writing on everyday subjects suitable for an increasingly broader range of audiences and purposes.

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
EMC-003E-FW1Sep 5 - Oct 18
Saturday, Sunday at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mirlande Thermidor $639
EMC-003E-FW2Oct 24 - Dec 13
Saturday, Sunday at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mirlande Thermidor $639

Intensive English-IntermediateEMC-003E

(Online Cambridge Tested Level is your Tested Level A2+ or B1)

Level 003: The goal of this intermediate level course is to introduce learners to a variety of real-world vocabulary and text in various print and audio media; to help them recognize explicit and implicit meaning and humor; and to train them to generate clear, accurate, well-structured speech and writing on everyday subjects suitable for an increasingly broader range of audiences and purposes.

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
EMC-003E-S25Aug 18 - Aug 28
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
William Ransone $319
EMC-003E-F11Sep 8 - Oct 23
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
William Ransone $1,115
EMC-003E-F21Oct 27 - Dec 18
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
William Ransone $1,115

English for Au Pairs-High IntermediateEMC-004E

Level 004: In this high intermediate course, students, continuing as independent users of English, will be able to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. They will be able to interact with a level of fluency that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. Learners will also be able to produce clear, detailed text on a range of subjects.

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
EMC-004E-FW1Sep 5 - Oct 18
Saturday, Sunday at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Elissa Murphy$639
EMC-004E-FW2Oct 24 - Dec 13
Saturday, Sunday at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Elissa Murphy$639

Intensive English-High IntermediateEMC-004E

(Online Cambridge Tested Level is your Tested Level B1, B1+ and B2)

Level 004: In this high intermediate course, students, continuing as independent users of English, will be able to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. They will be able to interact with a level of fluency that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. Learners will also be able to produce clear, detailed text on a range of subjects.

 

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
EMC-004E-S25Aug 18 - Aug 28
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Roberto Villegas$319
EMC-004E-F11Sep 8 - Oct 23
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Roberto Villegas$1,115
EMC-004E-F21Oct 27 - Dec 18
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Roberto Villegas$1,115

 

 Class Structure and Materials

Class time is spent learning and practicing English skills from listening and speaking to reading, writing and grammar. You will study English with others who have similar English abilities. The texts you will be using during the course of study are from the Cambridge University Press Touchstone/Viewpoint series. The textbooks can be purchased prior to the beginning of class from our publisher’s website.

Credit Hours and Course Completion

While there are no credits attached to the English classes, the 84 hours for the seven-weekend course meet the language instruction requirements for au pairs. The program will give you a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course, which you can then present to your au pair agency as proof of having met the English language requirement.

Advancement Policy

Please be aware that you will not be able to advance to the next level of coursework after taking the weekend class. This is because you are receiving fewer instructional hours than students taking the weekday class. If you know you want to move on to the next level after taking a weekend au pair class, please speak with Abby Massaro before registering.

Getting Started: Take the Online Placement Test

The first step is to take a placement test to determine your level. The test consists of three sections: Listening (20 items), Reading (20 items), and Language Use (30 items). It takes about one hour to complete. There is also a placement essay, which takes 15 minutes. Testing for Summer and Fall 2020 takes place online

If you would like to take your placement test, please contact Abby Massaro by email at abigail.massaro@bhcc.edu.

Coming to the H Building (570 Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown, MA)

**Please note, all classes for Summer 2020 will be online. The H-building is not open to students at this time.**

We strongly recommend taking public transportation to get here. Take the Orange Line MBTA train to Sullivan Station. When you exit the station, turn right and walk to Cambridge Street. At Cambridge Street, turn left, then cross the busy intersection and walk down Spice Street. Once on Spice Street, walk down to the Hood Office Park parking lot. Walk to building 570 (Bunker Hill Community College). Once in the building, ask the security person sitting in the lobby to bring you to see Abby Massaro (office H-116).

The BHCC Shuttle bus leaves from the G-Building located at the main campus (250 New Rutherford Avenue). For more details, visit Shuttle ScheduleYou can track the BHCC Shuttle buses with the Live Shuttle Tracker.

If you are driving to the H-Building, plug in Bunker Hill Community College H-Building, 570 Rutherford Avenue into your GPS. Once you arrive, drive to the back of the parking lot until you reach building 570. Short term visitor parking is located on the side of the building.

H-Building walk from Sullivan Square MBTA

Book Purchase

There is one book to purchase for your course, which you must purchase before classes begin. For summer and fall semesters, you will be able to purchase your books online through our publisher. 

Books for class will be about $70, and links for purchasing the text will be sent to you upon enrollment.