Part-time English Course
Improve your English and make new friends
English courses in Beaconsfield and online
Measures have been put in place to reflect the latest UK government regulations, such as the Rule of 6. Au pairs will be informed about these before the start of their course and whenever there are any changes.
English for Au Pairs is a part-time course for au pairs in Beaconsfield, near London. The course is suitable for au pairs who have a good level of English who want to improve their English skills.
There are two course levels:
- B2 Intermediate (CEFR B1+/B2)
- C1 Advanced (CEFR C1) - not currently available
In the Intermediate course, the course is at B2 level. If you are thinking of taking a B2 exam like Cambridge First, this is the right level for you.
In the Advanced course, the course is at C1 level. If you are thinking of taking a C1 exam like Cambridge Advanced, this is the right level for you.
You can check your current level of English by taking our free English Test.
2020-21 class Timetable and Course Fees
Intermediate level (CEFR B1+/B2) - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-11.30am in Beaconsfield
Intermediate level (CEFR B1+/B2) - Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-11.30am online (ZOOM lessons)
- The course fees are £30 per week
- There is a £60 Registration Fee, payable on your first course only
- Cambridge Exam fees are not included in the course fees
- The minimum course is 5 weeks
- If you register for 10 weeks or more you can pay your course fees in 2 instalments per term
- You can start any week, if there is an available place in the group
- The maximum group size is 12 students (or lower, depending on COVID-19 regulations)
- The minimum age for the English for Au Pairs course is 18 years of age
English for Au Pairs Course Dates 2020/21
English for Au Pairs Autumn Term 2020
7 weeks. B2 Intermediate level: Tuesdays and Thursdays in Beaconsfield / Wednesdays and Fridays online
Week beginning Monday, 02 November, 2020 - Friday, 18 December, 2020 (7 weeks)
English for Au Pairs Spring Term 2021
10 weeks. B2 Intermediate level: Tuesdays and Thursdays in Beaconsfield / Wednesdays and Fridays online
Week beginning Monday, 11 January, 2021 - Friday, 12 February, 2021 (5 weeks)
Half term holiday: week beginning Monday, 15 February, 2021
Week beginning Monday, 22 February, 2021 - Friday, 26 March, 2021 (5 weeks)
English for Au Pairs Summer Term 2021
11 weeks. B2 Intermediate level: Tuesdays and Thursdays in Beaconsfield / Wednesdays and Fridays online
Week beginning Monday, 19 April, 2021 - Friday, 28 May, 2021 (6 weeks)
Half term holiday: week beginning Monday, 31 May, 2021
Week beginning Monday, 07 June, 2021 - Friday, 09 July, 2021 (5 weeks)
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 £60 Registration Fee by PayPal, credit card or debit card
We will ask you to complete our online English Test, if you haven't already done it.
After checking your registration, we will confirm your course and send you an invoice by email.
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 comfortable and quiet. Unlimited free parking is available nearby and local buses also stop very close by. There are also convenience stores, shops, pubs and cafes.
The English for Au Pairs classroom based lessons take place at The Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Old Town, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JW.
Preparing for a Cambridge English Exam
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 take a Cambridge English exam while in England. A Cambridge English exam certificate is proof of your current level of English.
The English for Au Pairs course teacher is a Cambridge Examiner who has helped students prepare for various Cambridge English exams. These include Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency and IELTS. Your teacher will help you prepare for your exam with exam practice exercises 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 the application process.
English for Au Pairs - Frequently Asked Questions
Au pairs often contact us with questions about the course. You can see the answers to some of these on our English for Au Pairs FAQ page. There is also further 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
"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
"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
"Go on with your lessons, you have had a good idea with the Aupair class!" Maela
"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
"You are a great teacher! Thank you very much!" Juulia
"I have really appreciated the quality of your classes, thank you for everything."
"Thank you so much for the classes. I learnt so much!!!" Paula
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. 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.
Studying English as an Au Pair
For many au pairs, one of the main reasons for coming to England is to improve their English. They may want to take a formal language test such as a Cambridge English exam. A qualification will prove their level of English to educational establishments around the world and to potential employers. A qualification in English can enhance their future career plans and prospects. Good English skills can help give them the edge in a crowded 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. This is where an English course fits in. A course scheduled around your childcare responsibilities. A structured English course can provide the motivation and encouragement to help you focus on your studies.
Study with like-minded au pairs from different countries. A taught course provides an opportunity to enhance the cultural experience of living in the UK. At Beaconsfield School of Education, there may be au pairs from six or more countries in the class. Au pairs from different countries add their own cultural perspective to the dynamics of the group.
Having something in common helps au pairs make new friendships. Au pairs often meet up outside class and plan outings and trips together. London is very close by. Our English for Au Pairs students visit other places together such as Oxford, Liverpool, Brighton, Bath and Edinburgh.
Beaconsfield School of Education
15 London End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2HN
tel: 01494 899 844
fax: 01494 899 149
Beaconsfield School of Education also provides One-to-One English Language courses in Bath. We arrange Homestay there during the course. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre city of Bath is in south-west England. Our school in Bath is called Bath School of English.
Au pairs from over twenty countries have studied on the English for Au Pairs course -
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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