Étoile Institut 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. Specific preparations are also planned. And, if you take the TCF or TEF at our Certifications Center, you benefit from a reduced exam price!
Several programs to fit your needs. Our French courses have been recognized at a higher education level since 2000
2 specific time slots for au-pairs and an online platform accessible 24/7
14 to 18 people per group
Meet other students in our September orientation program consisting of Paris excursions
ETOILE INSTITUT’S DIFFERENT PROGRAMS
|DIPLOMA PROGRAM||CERTIFICATION PROGRAM||ACADEMIC PROGRAM|
|The Program Details||4 hours of face-to-face group classes
+ 2 hours of "Culture Online"
+ 4 hours of homework corrected by your professor
for a total of 10 hours of learning per week.
Written examinations to validate prior learning are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks
|Specific DELF B2 or DALF C1 preparation session||YES|
(includes registration for the exam by the school - cost of the exam not included)
|TCF certification (compulsory tests) + official certificate from the Ministry of Education||Optional||YES||Optional|
|End of Study Certificate||YES||YES||YES|
|Access to online lectures||YES||YES||YES|
|Access to our online study + pratice platform||YES||YES||YES|
2020 / 2021 CALENDAR
|1st Trimester||2nd Trimester||3rd Trimester|
|Dates||from 21/09/20 to 11/12/20||from 11/01/21 to 19/03/21||from 22/03/21 to 28/05/21|
|Days and times of face-to-face group classes (depending on the student's level)||Monday and Thursday OR Tuesday and Friday
9h00 – 11h00 OR 11h10 – 13h10
|1st Trimester: from 19/10/2020 to 01/11/2020 and from 21/12/20 to 03/01/21
2nd Trimester: from 15/02/21 to 28/02/21
3rd Trimester: from 19/04/21 to 02/05/21
|11/11/20 , 05/04/21 , 13/05/21 , 24/05/21|
Advantages of the Diploma Program
In addition to the academic curriculum, this course includes a session specifically dedicated to the preparation of the DELF B2 or DALF C1 exam (depending on the student’s level). This session of ten 45-minute lessons, i.e. a total of 7.5 hours, consists of 2 sessions of 5 lessons, each scheduled two or three weeks before the official dates of the exams. The school sends the students DELF/DALF registration but the cost of the exam is in addition to the cost of the training (allowing students to take the exam outside of Paris if they prefer).
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 FEI (France Education Internaional), part of the Ministry of National Education.
Prices include all pedagogical materials. There are no books to buy.
Administrative fees for the academic year are 55€.
2020 – 2021 Tuition Fees
|1st trimester||2nd trimester||3rd trimester|
|ACADEMIC PROGRAM||450 €||360 €||360 €|
|1st+2nd trimester||1st+2nd+3rd trimester||2nd+3rd trimester|
|ACADEMIC PROGRAM||770 €||995 €||684 €|
|CERTIFICATION PROGRAM||830 €||1055 €||744 €|
|DIPLOMA PROGRAM||970 €||1195 €||884 €|
|ORIENTATION PROGRAM||60 €|
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
Tuesday 8, Thursday 10, Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 September 2020
4 outings, 4 themes: a market, a museum, a park, a Parisian neighborhood
60 € 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 2020-2021 school year: the registration deadline is Friday, September 4th, 2020 (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.Contact Us