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Au Pair Program Information

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Getting Started

  1. Fill out the Au Pair ELI Application. 
  2. When your application is processed, you will receive a Bronc ID and username.
  3. Please fill out the Google Form to choose the courses you wish to attend.
  4. Once you are registered, you will receive an invoice with instructions for an Online Orientation.
  5. The Orientation will assist you in getting set up for your online course experience and answer any questions you may have.
  6. Meet your instructors and other classmates online! 

Orientation

You will receive instructions to join the Online Orientation to help you:

  • Set up your Rider email
  • Set up your Canvas account
  • Answer any questions about your classes or learning online
  • Meet your teachers

Courses

Please fill out the Google Form to choose the courses you wish to attend.

A. Essential Conversations

Become confident in those essential conversations that become a regular part of your day caring for young children. Master the vocabulary and content of the everyday dialogue of school, doctor visits, shopping, and homework.  This course will help to develop proper eye contact, intonation, and other social cues to establish your place as a poised and self-assured caregiver. 

B. Preparing for the Job Market 

Be prepared for your next challenge after you complete your experience as an au pair. This course will assist in updating and formatting your resume, help you to create a LinkedIn profile, and guide you through the interview process.  In the process, you will begin to review your own goals for the future and the expectations to succeed in a professional workforce. 

C. Focus on Fluency*

This practical course aims to reduce common patterns of pronunciation errors that interfere with better communication when speaking North American English.  Increase your fluency and confidence through practicing intonation and stress patterns. See the tangible results that will help you to communicate in intelligent, clear-cut speech patterns.

*High Intermediate and up. 

D. What’s Trending?

In this class, you will brush up on content and style necessary to carry on confident and sophisticated conversational skills. Students will learn to identify what is currently relevant in the news, develop oral proficiency and fluency, organize ideas for more effective delivery, formulate and communicate opinions about issues and learn how to effectively deliver those ideas in both conversations and in short presentations. 

E. Professional Presence in Social Media

Whether you already know your next career goal or want to keep your options open, you can start to develop your online brand on social media. In this course you will sharpen your video presence through oral presentation activities, create a digital journal of your au pair experience, and understand cultural clues to best practices to maintain a positive online brand. 
 

FAQs

What will I need for my courses?

  • Internet Access
  • Video camera access
  • Unless otherwise indicated, you will be able to access your course materials on the Canvas account

How do I get in touch with my teacher?

  • All classes will meet online through ZOOM Video Conference and Canvas. 
  • Students will receive instructions to activate their Rider email access Canvas before the first day of class through an online orientation.
  • Instructors will communicate through Rider email, Canvas, and Zoom.  Please check your Rider email frequently

How can I apply the credit hours to my education requirements?

You will receive a letter that verifies the successful completion of your course that includes the credit hours to be applied to your education requirements. Please see policies below for more detail. 

Tuition

Summer I & II 2020 - Online One Course Two Courses Three Courses Four Courses Five Courses
Au Pair Tuition per Course (21-hours each) $225 $450 $675 $900 $1125
Books & Personal Expenses (Estimated)* $65 $65 $65 $65 $65

Policies

Attendance 

  • Your teacher will establish meeting times and video expectations in the syllabus. 
  • For an online class, your participation and submission of coursework contributes to your attendance hours for the course.  
  • Notifying your teacher of your absence does not mean that the absence is excused. 
  • You are responsible for knowing what you have missed if absent from class. 
  • Students should be aware that it is their responsibility to stay in compliance with U.S. Immigration Policy regarding attendance.  Attendance is a key part of the requirement to pass the course. 
  • Attendance requirements for these courses includes 85% attendance to all online meetings.  When a student falls below this requirement, their certificate will reflect the total number of hours attended in the class.  These courses are non-credit and therefore Pass/Fail.  A student must receive 70% to pass a course. Grades below 70% are not be eligible for a certificate or recognition of any hours attended.  

Certificate of Attendance 

All courses in the English Language Institute are non-credit. Currently the U.S. Department of   Education is allowing online coursework to fulfill the educational requirement for Au Pairs.  Each Au Pair course is equal to twenty-one (21) hours of coursework.  Students will receive a Certificate of Completion for each course indicating the number of hours attended. 

Entrance Requirements

Students are encouraged to submit scores from TOEFL, IELTS, or other language exams, but there are no academic requirements to enter the program.  Students will be placed into an appropriate level determined by an entrance exam.

Withdrawal / Refund Policy

The refund policy for students in the ELI is as follows:

  • Withdrawal prior to the first day of official opening of class – 100%
  • Withdrawal on the first day of the official opening of class – 80%
  • Withdrawal on the first week of the official opening of class – 60%
  • Withdrawal on the second week of the official opening of class – 0%