Spending the year abroad working as an au pair can be an extraordinary self-development journey! Over the years, I have found that people who move to another country tend to be very adventuresome, independent, great problem solvers, calm under stressful situations, open-minded, and interested in learning new things. This rings true for our Seattle au pairs who have all of these personal characteristics and more!
I am continually impressed by people who can speak multiple languages. A side benefit to working as an au pair in the US is improving your english language skills (if you are a non-native english speaker). On the west coast, supposedly we don’t have an accent so wouldn’t you think that Seattle is the perfect place to learn and improve your English language skills?
Below you’ll find a list of some of the local, accredited, affordable, English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Options that work great for au pairs. I have listed the School, and the classes, although these classes are specific to Spring Quarter 2017 and will change throughout the year. Please note that these classes will count toward an au pairs education requirement of 6 credits OR 72 hours (of class and homework time).
- ESL: Academic Writing for ESL ($225); Everyday English Conversation ($79); Intermediate and Advanced ESL ($275); Intermediate ESL Workshop: Speaking and Listening ($159)
- ESL Community Program Classes: English Conversation I or II ($370); Grammar I or II ($370); English through Current Events ($298); Reading and Writing for Pleasure ($298)
- ESL Class ($40)
Have fun and take advantage of some of these great classes!