Étoile Institut Au-Pair Classes

Au-Pair Classes

Make the most of your au-pair stay by studying at Etoile! Here, your needs are taken into account: high-quality classes, a friendly atmosphere, a schedule adapted to your working hours.
If you are planning to continue on at a French university, our au-pair courses will give you the necessary tools. And, if you take the TCF or TEF at our Certifications Center, you benefit from a reduced exam price!

Les points clés du programme


Several programs to fit your needs

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3 class times

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18 students maximum per group

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September Orientation Program

Class and homework duration6 hours of class + 4 hours of homework per week + TCF (3 mandatory sections)
6 hours of class + 4 hours of homework per week
4 hours of class + 2 hours of homework per week
Class daysMondays, Tuesdays and ThursdaysMondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Mondays & Thursdays
ou Tuesdays & Fridays
3 class times according to levels8h50 - 10h50 or 11h00 - 13h00 or 13h10 - 15h10
End of Study Certificateyesyesyes

Official TCF Certification
Orientation ProgramOptionalOptionalOptional
Calendar1st + 2nd trimester: 23/09/2019 - 27/03/2020
1st + 2nd + 3rd trimester: 23/09/2019 -19/06/2020
1st trimester: 23/09/2019 - 13/12/2019
2nd trimester: 06/01/2020 - 27/03/2020
3rd trimester: 30/03/2020 - 19/06/2020
(no classes)
1st trimester: 21/10/19 - 01/11/19
2nd trimester: 10/02/20 - 21/02/20
3rd trimester: 06/04/20 - 17/04/20
(no classes)
11/11/19 , 13/04/20 , 01/05/20 , 08/05/20 , 21/05/20 , 22/05/20 , 01/06/20

The Advantages of the Certification Program

This program includes a sitting for the TCF (Test de Connaissance de Français) exam at the end of the program in our exam center. Students receive an official certification with their results from the CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques, part of the Ministry of National Education).

The certification program and the academic program consists of 10 hours per week of language learning: 6 hours per week in class (with active student participation and oral expression) + 4 hours of homework corrected individually by the professor.

No classes are held during school holidays and national holidays, and classes are not rescheduled or reimbursed.
Want more classes per week? Students in the au-pair program can register for individual workshop classes from the intensive program at a special price.

Materials Included

Prices include all pedagogical materials. There are no books to buy.

Administrative fees

Administrative fees for the academic year are 50€.

2019 – 2020 Fees

ACADEMIC PROGRAM440 €820 €1150 €
ESSENTIAL PROGRAM300 €580 €840 €

Au-Pair Orientation Program

Already in Paris in September? Take advantage of 2 weeks of cultural outings to discover Paris, meet other au-pair students and speak French in a friendly and fun atmosphere!

Students are divided into general level groups (elementary, intermediate and advanced) so that there is pedagogical coherence but also a mix among students (allowing students to meet others who may later be placed in different classes).

  • Starting at 10:00 for 2 or 3 hours depending on the activity
  • Dates

    Tuesday 10, Thursday 12, Tuesday 17 and Thursday 10 September 2018

  • Themes

    4 outings, 4 themes: a market, a museum, a park, a Parisian neighborhood

  • Price

    50 € for the 2 weeks (students must enroll in at least one trimester of our au-pair classes)

Registration Conditions for Au-Pair Classes

Final registration is made upon receipt of the completed registration dossier, the completed placement test and payment of at least the 1st trimester and annual administrative fees before the date indicated below. Beyond this date, the Institute cannot guarantee a place for the student and any paid fees cannot be refunded.

For the 2019-2020 school year: the registration deadline is Friday, August 23rd, 2019 (it is possible that all places will be full before this date). After this date, registrations will be processed according to availability.
Classes are payable in full trimesters. Rates shown for 2 or 3 trimesters are for one-time payments.
It is possible to register at any time of the year depending on available places. After a placement test, students are placed in the class most appropriate to their levels. Indicated class times and days may be modified by the administration.
Classes can take place at our historic site (38, boulevard Raspail – Paris 7e) or in nearby classrooms. Etoile Institut reserves the right to modify the timetable and the location of the classes at any time.


Online registration will soon be available. In the meantime, please send us an email to receive your registration dossier.

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