Beaconsfield schoolEnglish for Au Pairs

Part-time English Course

Improve your English and meet other au pairs

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English for Au Pairs is a part-time course for au pairs living in or near Beaconsfield in South Buckinghamshire. The course is suitable for au pairs who have a good or very good level of English and who want to improve their English skills further.

There are two course levels: Intermediate (CEFR B1+/B2) and Advanced (CEFR C1). You can check your current level of English by taking our free English Test.

You can start your course any week if there is an available space in the group. The minimum course is 5 weeks. The maximum group size is 12 students. The minimum age to register for the English for Au Pairs course is 18 years of age.

English for Au Pairs course dates 2019-20

English for Au Pairs Autumn Term 2019
12 weeks. Intermediate level: Tuesdays and Thursdays / Advanced level: Wednesdays and Fridays

Week beginning 16 September, 2019 - Friday, 25 October, 2019 (6 weeks)
Half term holiday: week beginning Monday, 28 October, 2019
Week beginning 04 November, 2019 - Friday, 13 December, 2019 (6 weeks)

English for Au Pairs Spring Term 2020
12 weeks. Intermediate level: Tuesdays and Thursdays / Advanced level: Wednesdays and Fridays

Week beginning Monday, 06 January, 2020 - Friday, 14 February, 2020 (6 weeks)
Half term holiday: week beginning Monday, 17 February, 2020
Week beginning Monday, 24 February, 2020 - Friday, 03 April, 2020 (6 weeks)

English for Au Pairs Summer Term 2020
10 weeks. Intermediate level: Tuesdays and Thursdays / Advanced level: Wednesdays and Fridays

Week beginning Monday, 20 April, 2020 - Friday, 22 May, 2020 (5 weeks)  There will be no lesson on Friday, 08 May
Half term holiday: week beginning Monday, 25 May, 2020
Week beginning Monday, 01 June, 2020 - Friday, 03 July, 2020 (5 weeks)

English for Au Pairs Autumn Term 2020
13 weeks. Intermediate level: Tuesdays and Thursdays / Advanced level: Wednesdays and Fridays

Week beginning Monday, 14 September, 2020 - Friday, 23 October, 2020 (6 weeks)
Half term holiday: week beginning Monday, 26 October, 2020
Week beginning Monday, 02 November, 2020 - Friday, 18 December, 2020 (7 weeks)

English for Au Pairs Course fees

The course fees are £30 per week. There is a Registration Fee of £50, payable on your first course only. The course fees include a course book and all other course materials.

How to Enrol

It's quick and easy to register for the English for Au Pairs course. There are three steps:

  • STEP 1 - click on 'ENROL' in the menu at the top of this page
  • STEP 2 - complete the short Registration Form
  • STEP 3 - pay the £50 course deposit by PayPal, credit card or debit card

Please note: to complete registration, you need to complete STEP 3 - paying the £50 course deposit. We will also ask you to complete our online English Test, if you haven't already done it.

English for Au Pairs Course Information

The English for Au Pairs course will help you improve your knowledge and use of English. In the lessons you study grammar and functions, vocabulary and phrases, formal and informal English, idioms and colloquial English. The course includes aspects of British culture and topics of current interest. The course will also help you prepare for the Cambridge First or Cambridge Advanced exams, if you want to take an exam.

The lessons take place in Beaconsfield Old Town. The large and well-appointed classrooms are warm, comfortable and quiet. Unlimited free parking is available and local buses stop very close by. There are also convenience stores, shops and cafes nearby.

The English for Au Pairs classes take place at The Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Old Town, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JW.

Cambridge English Exams

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Beaconsfield School of Education is an official Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre. We advise au pairs about which exam to take and when, and help them to prepare for it. Many of the au pairs in the English for Au Pairs classes consider taking a Cambridge English exam during their stay in England. A Cambridge English exam certificate is proof of their current level of English. 

The English for Au Pairs course teacher is a Cambridge Examiner and has helped hundreds of students prepare for Cambridge English exams, including First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced and IELTS. Your teacher will help you prepare for your exam with Cambridge exam practice exercises and homework, practice speaking tests and exam tips. Au pairs can take their Cambridge English exam at the University of Westminster in London at any time of year. The School can advise you regarding exam dates and the application process.

English for Au Pairs - Frequently Asked Questions

Au pairs often contact us with questions about the course, and we have collated these on our English for Au Pairs FAQ page, together with information about Cambridge Exams and Examination Dates.

Au Pair Comments

"The best English school ever! I joined to a lovely group of Aupairs, and I've got very good friends from it as well. :)  I can honestly recommend this English school!!" Betty Aupairs in Bucks

"Great language course! I took part in lessons of the English for Au Pairs course for 4 months and passed the Cambridge Advanced Exam afterwards. And I also really enjoyed it to go there twice a week. It's the best opportunity to meet new people and learn English in a very friendly atmosphere. I can highly recommend it!" :) Mareike Aupair Beaconsfield

"We just wanted to say thank you for the lessons with you. You’re a great teacher and we really enjoyed being your students! Thank you so much! :)" Livia and Simone English for au pair

"Go on with your lessons, you have had a good idea with the Aupair class!" Maela Buckinghamshire au pair

"It was great to find such a nice group. The lessons were interesting and entertaining. Also the teacher was cheerful and a great help. I had a wonderful time here and hope to go back soon to visit." María Buckinghamshire au pair

"You are a great teacher! Thank you very much!" Juulia English course for au pairs

"I have really appreciated the quality of your classes, thank you for everything." Linda English for Au pairs

"Thank you so much for the classes. I learnt so much!!!" Paula Buckinghamshire au pair

Living in the UK

If it's your first visit to the UK, you may be interested in some advice about personal safety. The UK is a relatively safe place for international visitors, but to help with any concerns students and parents might have, the British Council has prepared a guide for visitors to staying safe in the UK. You can download their Safety First Guide

English as a foreign language Beaconsfield

For many au pairs coming to England, the main reason is to improve their English Language skills. They may want to take a formal language test such as a Cambridge English exam - Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced or IELTS . A qualification will prove their level of English to educational establishments around the world  and to potential employers. More generally, a qualification in English can enhance their future career plans and prospects. Good English skills can help give candidates the edge in a crowded, international jobs market.

An au pair job provides the chance to earn and study at the same time. However, balancing work and study can sometimes be tricky. It helps to take a structured approach to studying, and this is where an English course for au pairs fits in. Invariably it will be a part-time course, timetabled around the requirements of the au pair’s childcare responsibilities. A structured English course can provide the motivation and encouragement to help au pairs focus on their English language studies.

Studying with like-minded au pairs from different countries, a taught course also offers the opportunity to enhance the cultural experience of living  in the UK. At Beaconsfield School of Education, there may be au pairs from 7 or 8 different countries in the English for Au Pairs class. Au pairs from different countries add their own cultural perspective to the dynamics of the group.

Having something in common helps au pairs forge new friendships. Many au pairs meet up outside class and plan outings and trips together. London is close by, but English for Au Pair students also go to other places too such as Oxford, Liverpool, Brighton, Bath and Edinburgh.

English Courses in Bath

Beaconsfield School of Education also provides Intensive One-to-One English Language courses in Bath, south-west England, at our sister school,  Bath School of English

Free English Test for au pairs

Au pairs from 20 countries have studied on the English for Au Pairs course -

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