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. Specific preparations are also planned. And, if you take the TCF or TEF at our Certifications Center, you benefit from a reduced exam price!

Key Points


Several programs to fit your needs. Our French courses have been recognized at a higher education level since 2000

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2 specific time slots for au-pairs and an online platform accessible 24/7


14 to 18 people per group

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Meet other students in our September orientation program consisting of Paris excursions



The Program Details

  • 4 hours of face-to-face group classes

  • + 2 hours of Culture Online on our digital platform

  • + 4 hours of homework corrected by your professor

  • for a total of 10 hours of learning per week.
  • Written exams to validate prior learning are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks

Specific DELF B2 or DALF C1 preparation sessionYESOptionalOptional
TCF certification (compulsory tests) + official certificate from the Ministry of EducationOptionalYESOptional
End of Study Certificate YES
Access to Culture Online YESYESYES
Access to our digital platform YESYESYES
Orientation Program OptionalOptionalOptional


2023 / 2024 CALENDAR

1st Trimester2nd Trimester3rd Trimester
Datesfrom 18/09/23 to 08/12/23from 08/01/24 to 15/03/24from 18/03/24 to 24/05/24
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
School holidays
(no classes)
from 21/10/23 to 05/11/23 and from 09/12/23 to 07/01/24from 10/02/24 to 25/02/24from 06/04/24 to 21/04/24
National holidays
(no classes)
01/04/24 – 09/05/24 - 20/05/24


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.

Included Materials

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

Administrative Fees

Administrative fees for the academic year are 60€.

2023 – 2024 Tuition Fees

1st trimester2nd trimester3rd trimester
ACADEMIC PROGRAM490 €390 €390 €
1st+2nd trimester1st+2nd+3rd trimester2nd+3rd trimester
ACADEMIC PROGRAM828 €1040 €732 €

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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 5, Thursday 7, Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 September 2023

  • Themes

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

  • Price

    70 € 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 one trimester and annual administrative fees.
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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