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

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Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

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4 class times

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18 students maximum per group

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September Orientation Program

The au-pair 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.

Class times:

  • 8:50-10:50
  • 11:00-13:00
  • 13:10-15:10

Program dates:

  • Fall trimester:       October 1st 2018 to December 21st 2018
  • Winter trimester:  January 7th 2019 to March 29th 2019
  • Spring trimester:   April 1st 2019 to June 21st 2019

Vacation dates:

  • Fall vacation:           October 20th 2018 to November 4th 2018
  • Year-end vacation:  December 22nd 2018 to January 6th 2019
  • Winter vacation:      February 23rd 2019 to March 10th 2019
  • Spring vacation:      April 20th 2019 to May 5th 2019

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€.

  • 1 trimester :     430€
  • 2 trimesters :    790€ (you save 70€)
  • 3 trimesters :    1 110€ (you save 180€)

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 18, Thursday 20, Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 September 2018

  • Themes

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

  • Price

    40€ for the 2 weeks (students must enroll in at least one trimester of our au-pair classes)

Registration Conditions for Au-Pair Classes

A pre-registration certificate for the “au-pair” visa is issued by the Institute to au-pair students coming from countries outside of the European Union. In order to obtain this certificate needed to apply for a visa from the French consulate, you must pre-register at the Institute and pay 265€ (half of a trimester and the annual administrative fees). Registration is not considered to be definitive and a place is not reserved for the student until, before the date indicated below, a minimum of one trimester has been paid and the Institute has received the placement test in order to place the student in a class. Beyond this date, the Institute cannot guarantee a place for the student and the paid fees cannot be refunded.
For students who do not require a visa, 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.

For the 2018-2019 school year: The registration deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018 (it is possible that all places will be taken before this date). After this date, registrations will be processed according to availability.
The administrative fees in addition to the tuition fee is 50€ for the school year. 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 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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