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.


Affordable

Affordable

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 2017 Live & Learn Schedule

Denver

Start Date Course Schedule Total Hours Total Weeks Price
April 2017
April 22, 2017 American Literature**
Language Focus: Reading and Writing, idioms, vocabulary, writing structure
(*no class on May 27 due to Memorial Day holiday)
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
June 2017
June 17, 2017 Exploring Colorado*
Language Focus: Reading and Listening, fluency, vocabulary, Colorado colloquialisms
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
August 2017
August 5, 2017 American Culture
Language Focus: Speaking, Listening and Reading, idioms, slang, phrasal verbs
(*no class on September 2 due to Labor Day holiday)
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
September 2017
September 30, 2017 American Film
Language Focus: Speaking and Listening, idioms, slang, regional dialects and accents
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
November 2017
November 11, 2017 American Culture
Language Focus: Speaking, Listening and Reading, idioms, slang, phrasal verbs
(*no class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving holiday)
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225

New York

Start Date Course Schedule Total Hours Total Weeks Price
April 2017
April 8, 2017 English in Business Contexts Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
April 10, 2017 English Conversation and Expression Mon and Wed 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
April 11, 2017 American Language and Culture Tues and Thurs 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
May 2017
May 22, 2017 English Conversation and Expression Mon and Wed 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
May 23, 2017 English in Business Contexts Tues and Thurs 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
September 2017
September 18, 2017 Refining Writing Skills Mon and Wed 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
September 19, 2017 Conversation and Expression Tues and Thurs 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
October 2017
October 30, 2017 American Language and Culture Mon and Wed 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM 36 6 weeks $225
October 31, 2017 English Conversation and Expression Tues and Thurs 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM 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 also be a trip to Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge so having access to a car is ideal. Arrangements for carpools can be made with other students once the course begins.
** Students enrolling in our American Literature course should note that you will need to do a fair amount of reading for homework. You will be reading 2 books over the course of 5 weeks. This course is perfect for book lovers and/or those who would like to improve their academic reading skills.

FAQs

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

English in Business Contexts, American Language and Culture, American Literature, English Conversation and Expression, Considering Cultural Differences, American Film

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.

Yes. A regular, 3-credit course costs approximately $2,430 and au pairs must meet all of Manhattanville College’s general admission requirements. More information about part-time tuition and fees at Manhattanville College can be found here.

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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