Skip navigation

English Language Center

  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • Pause Play

Au Pair Language and Culture Classes

Are you an Au Pair in Colorado? We offer a variety of Au Pair language and culture classes to help meet your interests.

Our Au Pair classes are designed specifically to meet the J-1 Educational Requirements for Au Pairs in the United States. Each course comprises 36 total hours of instruction and activities. Au Pairs can take 2 courses to meet the 72 hours required for the J-1 visa.


For privacy and immigration regulations, Au Pairs must register for courses in their own name. Au Pairs must be at least 18 years of age to register for our courses.

Learn about our courses and register today!


Real World Communication

In this course, you will learn to communicate clearly and effectively in English through the use of authentic digital communication sources, such as magazines, blogs, and podcasts. You will analyze, review, and practice advanced grammar structures, as well as a variety of vocabulary, through engaging individual and group activities integrating writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. The course culminates in a student-created online blog showcasing your abilities to use language authentically.

  • Course dates: January 19, 2021 - February 25, 2021
  • Course schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Cost: $300

*The deadline to register for this course is January 5, 2021*

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

COOKING UP CULTURE

In this course, students will explore the culture of food both in Denver and around the world! Each week, you will dive into the history, production, and enjoyment of food through a variety of lectures, activities, and cooking demonstrations. Grow your understanding of where food comes from, how to make it, and of course enjoy trying lots of new dishes! Students will demonstrate their knowledge by developing a menu, cooking a dish and inviting friends and community members for a shared feast.

  • Course dates: February 27, 2021 - April 17, 2021
  • Course schedule: Saturdays, 9:00am - 1:30pm
  • Cost: $375

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Strategies for Success

This course focuses on goal setting, planning, and preparation for what you want to do after you finish your time as an Au Pair. In a small group setting, you will be guided by your instructor as you explore your future options, make a plan, and set steps into motion. This can include applying to university, preparing a resume, looking for a job, and more! At the end of the course, you will demonstrate what you have learned with a special project that you can take with you as you prepare for your next adventure. This course will be held at the University of Denver. Students will receive follow up information regarding location, parking and more before the course begins. This is a hyflex class, which means you can choose to attend class in person or online. If you attend online, your classes will be synchronous so that you can interact with your classmates and teacher.

  • Course dates: March 1, 2021 - April 7, 2021
  • Course schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Cost: $300

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Visual discoveries

In this course, you will explore Colorado culture through the lens of your smartphone. Each week, you will visit special sites around the Denver area as you learn more about the history and culture of one of the top-ranked cities in the country. You will discover tricks and tips for capturing striking images that tell a story while also writing short narratives to accompany your images. Your final project will conclude with a digital portfolio that shows not only your artistic eye, but also what you have learned about Colorado culture.

  • Course dates: September 18, 2021 - November 6, 2021
  • Course schedule: Saturdays, 9:00am - 1:30pm
  • Cost: $360

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Denver Weekend Experience: The Art Scene

In this weekend-long course, you will be fully immersed in Denver's art scene through visits to the city's famous art museums, art districts, concert venues, and theaters. Knowledgeable instructors will be your guide in your exploration of Denver's creative culture, tailoring the experience to your individual interests. You will put your English language skills to work in your interactions with classmates, instructors, and museum docents. English will also be used to describe and share opinions on art both orally and in writing. Throughout the weekend, instructors will provide you with targeted feedback to help you improve the accuracy of your use of the English language. Join us for an unforgettable weekend in Denver!

Most of this class occurs in-person during the weekend in Denver. However, you will complete some online assignments before the class starts to prepare you for your weekend long class.

  • Course dates and schedule:
    • Friday, June 4, 2021, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
    • Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00pm
    • Sunday, June 6, 2021, 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Cost: $400

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER