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Online Course for Au Pairs

American English 101: Confident Conversation

Course Code: AU0109WA21

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Course opened: July 6, 2020 at 8:00am EDT
Course closed: July 19, 2020 at 9:00pm EDT

Starting on July 6, 2020 at 8:00am EDT, you will have two weeks to complete the program. There will be four instructor-led, live meetings in the evening or weekends to avoid interfering with your child care responsibilities. The remainder of the program will be self-paced so you can participate whenever it is most convenient for your schedule.

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This self-paced online course, which includes instructor-led discussion sessions, will focus on skills that will help students feel more confident when speaking English. Through interactive activities, students will fine-tune pronunciation and grammar skills. Using a communicative approach, these activities will help put the concepts and skills learned into action by constructing 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  • Expand vocabulary and sound more credible by using real world American English instead of outdated textbook talk.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 at your own pace over two weeks!

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

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

This online 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 $395.00 Includes all course materials, certificate of completion, and other J-1 required documentation.
Cancellation Fee $100.00  

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


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system. Registrants will receive an email with a link to access the course, a document with tips on how to use Canvas, and an invitation to participate in a technology check prior to the course start date.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer (desktop or laptop)
  • A microphone and speakers are not necessary, a call-in option is available
  • Webcam


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used a shared email address, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


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 Online 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