Live & Learn English

Programs for Au Pairs

Bridge's Live and Learn English Program is specifically designed for au pairs living with American families. An important part of being a successful au pair is learning to communicate effectively and interact appropriately with your host family and community members. Live & Learn English will not only help you to perfect your English skills, but also to gain a better understanding of American life and culture, and others’ perceptions of the United States.

Meet Requirements

Meet Requirements

A fun way to meet J-1
visa requirements.

6 Week Terms

6 Week Terms

Each class is 6 hours
per week.



36 hours of instruction
for $225!

Upcoming Start Dates & Prices Prices

Item Hours Tuition
1 Course 36 hours $225
2 Courses 72 hours $450

Three Proficiency Levels Two Proficiency Levels

Take our online placement test* before you begin your course.

  • Intermediate Levels (CEFR: B1 – B2)
  • Advanced Levels (CEFR: C1 – C2)

Students who already have a high level of English proficiency may sign up for specialized courses where language skills are perfected, and American culture is explored in depth.

* Students at BridgeEnglish Denver will take a placement test on the first day of their course

Programs and Courses 2018 Live & Learn Schedule

Course Dates Course Course Description Schedule Total Hours Total Weeks Price
April 7, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Exploring Colorado*
Learn about the history of Colorado and how it fits into the broader culture of the United States. You'll enjoy field trips relating to weekly course topics, bringing what you learn in class to life. Language focus for this course includes reading, listening, idioms and phrases, and Colorado colloquialisms all while learning both linguistic and cultural nuances of life in Colorado and the United States. Saturdays
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
36 6 weeks $225
September 8, 2018 - October 13, 2018 American Film
Learn about American Culture in the United States through the medium of American Film. In this class, you will examine the impact of American Culture on Hollywood films, and view films that reflect different elements of American and pop culture. You will participate in classroom discussions, film analysis, draw comparisons, enjoy group interactions, and give presentations based on your discussions and observations. Language focus for this course is speaking and listening, with a focus on slang, regional dialects, and accents. Saturdays
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
36 6 weeks $225
October 27, 2018 - December 08, 2018 American Culture
Learn more about culture in the United States and establish a broad understanding of relevant concepts and ideas around American Culture. You'll participate in local excursions, class discussions, group interactions and presentations. Language focus for this course includes academic reading, speaking, listening, and idioms & slang all while learning both linguistic and cultural nuances of life in the United States. Saturdays
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
No class on November 24 due to Thanksgiving holiday
36 6 weeks $225

* Students enrolling in our Exploring Colorado course should be aware that some field trips may include entrance fees that are not included in tuition. For example, the History Colorado Center has an entrance fee of $12. There will be some excursions so having access to a car is ideal. Arrangements for carpools can be made with other students once the course begins.


Any non-native English speaker au pair looking to improve their communication skills and better understand life in the United States.

American Culture, American Film, Exploring Colorado, etc.

Yes. The program was designed to satisfy the J-1 visa education component. However, au pairs should verify with their agencies the number of contact hours necessary to satisfy the requirement as it may vary by agency. The Live & Learn program is a total of 72 contact hours.

You can choose to study 24, 12 or just 6 hours of class. The final price will change.

Live & Learn: Language and Culture for Au Pairs

Live & Learn: Language and Culture for Au Pairs
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