Classes for Au Pairs

Complete your au pair educational requirements at Temple University! 

Complete your au pair educational requirements at Temple University! 

Join our in-person classes to improve your language skills, meet new people and experience American university life and culture. 

  • Temple University is an accredited post-secondary university.
  • Complete your 80 required hours of non-credit educational requirements with the Intensive English Language Program (IELP).
  • Special tuition rates offered to au pairs to fit your budget!

Become a TCALC student and receive

  • a certificate for classes sucessfully completed
  • in-person tutoring 
  • optional student activities 
  • optional Thursday Social Hour 
  • access to Temple technology and facilities
  • assistance from our dedicated student services team

Take one or more IELP classes to suit your schedule and budget
 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Integrated English: Listening and Speaking (6 hours/week)

  • Improve your listening skills, develop your speaking skills and build your confidence when communicating in English.

Writing Intensive (6.5 hous/week)

  • Become a better writer through focused writing assignments that will improve your grammar, vocabulary and structure.

Reading Intensive (3 hours/week)

  • Build your reading skills, vocabulary and critical thinking to be better prepared for texts you will encounter in the classroom and everyday life.

Enrichment (5.5 hours/week)

  • Focus on a skill or topic that interests you. Choose from a variety of classes - from test preparation to English for STEM to American Idioms. Contact us for a list of our offerings.
  • Classes may meet virtually on Wednesdays.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00 - 10:50 AM Integrated English: Listening & Speaking

9:00 - 10:50 AM Enrichment  9:00 - 10:50 AM Integrated English: Listening & Speaking 9:00 - 10:50 AM Enrichment  9:00 - 10:50 AM Integrated English: Listening & Speaking
11:50 - 1:50 PM Writing Intensive 11:50 - 1:50 PM Writing Intensive 11:00 - 12:20 PM Reading Intensive 11:50 - 1:50 PM Writing Intensive 11:00 - 12:20 PM Reading Intensive
2:00 - 3:00 PM In-person tutoring 2:00 - 3:00 PM In-person tutoring 1:30 - 2:50 PM  Enrichment  2:00 - 2:50 PM Thursday Social Hour Optional Student Activities

 

DATES AND PRICES

2021-2022 IELP COURSE PRICES*

*Prices listed here are based on academic year 2021-2022 and may increase for academic year 2022-2023 (beginning Fall 1 2022)

  • Costs are based on a 7-week session
  • Costs are for au pairs on J-visas only
  • Costs include TCALC Cares scholarship + our Pennsylvania resident discount
Course Weekly Hours Total Hours for 7-week Session *Cost
Integrated English: Listening & Speaking 6 42 $563.44
Writing Intensive 6.5 45.5 $604.39
Reading Intensive 3 21 $353.72
Enrichment 5.5 38.5 $498.49

*Cost includes tuition, books, student services and activities, access to Temple technology and facilities, initial placement test (if applicable)

2022 DATES

Session *Application Deadline Orientation Dates Class Dates
Spring 2 February 2 March 2 - 4 March 7 - April 22
Summer 1 March 27 April 27 - 29 May 2 - June 17
Summer 2 May 22 June 22 - 24 June 27 - August 12
Fall 1 July 24 August 24 - 26 August 29 - October 14
Fall 2 September 19 October 19 - 21 October 24 - December 9

*Applications are due five days before the start of a session if you are already in the U.S. on a valid visa.

LEVELS & PLACEMENT TESTING

LEVELS

  • The IELP offers 10 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. 
  • Below shows our TCALC levels compared to popular English language proficiency test scores.
TCALC LEVEL CEFR TOEFL IELTS DUOLINGO
10 C1 84+ 6.5+ 110+
9 B2 78-83 6.0 - 6.5 105
8 B2 74-77 6.0 100
7 B2 70-73 5.5 95
6 B2 65-69 5.5 90
5 B1 58-64 5.0-5.5 85
4 B1 50-57 5.0 80
3 B1 42-49 4.5.-5.0 70-75
2 A2 N/A N/A 55-65
1 A1 N/A N/A 10-50

N/A = non-applicable, no equivalent scores available

PLACEMENT TEST

If you do not have proof of language proficiency test scores, you will take an online placement test when you enroll in the program. The cost of the placement test is included in the course price.