English Study for Au Pairs

Vaccination is required for all Spring 2023 on campus classes. Please email your Vaccination card to ssha4746@bhcc.edu before class start.

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 14 weeks from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. You will receive 6 hours of instruction per week for a total of 84 hours.

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

**Please note that all classes will be remote. During the COVID-19 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.

Spring 2023 Semester

  • Dates: January 28 – April 30
Length 14 weekends
Days Saturday and Sunday
Times 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructional Hours 84
Cost* $639

*Costs do not include cost of books

Getting Started: Take the Online Placement Test

The first step is to take a placement test to determine your level. The test consists of two parts: a placement essay and a short conversation with the associate director. Testing for Summer 2022 takes place online.

If you would like to take your placement test, please contact IntensiveEnglish@bhcc.edu.

English Study for Au Pairs -IntermediateAPU-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
APU-003E-01Jan 28 - Apr 30
Saturday, Sunday at 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
TBA$639

English Study for Au Pairs -High IntermediateAPU-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
APU-004E-01Jan 28 - Apr 30
Saturday, Sunday at 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
TBA$639