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American English 101: Confident Conversation

Course Code: AU0109CA20

English Conversation Course for Au Pairs

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Last Held: February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2020 (4 consecutive Sundays)
9:00am - 1:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 8:30am)

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This intensive four half-day au pair course will focus on skills that will help you feel more confident when speaking English by fine-tuning your pronunciation and grammar skills through interactive classroom activities. Using a communicative approach, these activities will help you put the concepts learned into action by helping you construct your own personalized conversations.

By the end of this course, students will learn how to:

  • Differentiate one word from another in the English language by learning how to pronounce problematic phonemes, vowels, and consonants.
  • Expand your vocabulary and sound more credible by using real world American English instead of outdated textbook talk.
  • Correctly analyze and apply sayings, idioms, and slang.
  • Speak fluently with confidence and engage in realistic and practical conversations!

No cramming – this class gives you the opportunity to absorb, understand, and retain the information learned over four weeks!

This program is sure to fill fast – so "get a move on" and register before it is too late!

Please Note: This four-day course for au pairs is not an ESL course and assumes that attendees have a working knowledge of the English language.

This program will give attendees three of the six educational credits required under the J-1 visa. Au pairs (commonly misspelled as au pere or au pear) are required to earn educational credits under the J-1 visa. Click here to learn more.

Registration Fee TBD Includes all course materials, access to Rutgers' wireless network, and certificates of completion and other J-1 required documentation.
Cancellation Fee TBD  

This weekend course for au pairs provides three (3) of the six educational credits required under the J-1 visa program. Click here to learn more.


Continental breakfast will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Room 101
61 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map


  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

Au Pair Weekend Course Housing Accommodations

Housing is not included with Rutgers weekend courses for au pairs.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled?
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Au Pair Weekend Course: American English 101" or Course Code AU0109)
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities: If you require special assistance, please notify our office when you register or no less than one week before the course starts. Every effort will be made to accommodate reasonable requests.

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234
Administrative Assistant: Sarah McCarthy, 848-932-7703