Course Description

English for ECE introduces our latest online English course for Au Pairs and Nannies. This online, self-paced course will help au pairs and nannies to prepare themselves for working in an English-speaking environment.

The course focuses on specific language skills for working with young children such as:

  • Positive discipline
  • Consoling an upset child
  • Giving praise
  • Describing behaviour
  • Using common health & safety terms

The course includes video presentations, listening exercises, and interactive activities that students can work through at their own pace. There are review quizzes at the end of each unit and a final review test, all of which must be completed with a minimum of 80% in order to pass the course. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate.

It is recommended that students have at least an intermediate level of English to take this course.


Instructors

Heather & Michele

Heather is a teacher and mother of five-year-old twin boys. She has been teaching English to adults for the past 15 years, and currently works as an English instructor with Vancouver Community College. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria, she completed a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of British Columbia and an ESL training certificate from Columbia College. She has taught English to adults in a variety of settings, and at various skill levels.Michele is an ESL teacher, and a mother of two wonderful children - Sara, age 7 and Matthew, age 5. She taught ESL at Vancouver Community College for nine years, and before that the Coquitlam School District and a private language school. She graduated from UBC with a bachelor's degree, and received her TESL certificate from VCC. She has a passion for education, and helping people achieve their career goals through language learning.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Study Tips

  • 2

    Unit 1: Positive Discipline

    • Instructions - Positive discipline

    • Listening

    • Answer

    • Fill-in-the-blanks

    • Video Lesson

    • Resource Sheet

    • Positive Discipline Listening Quiz

    • Positive Discipline Quiz

    • Arrange the Dialogue

    • Review Quiz

  • 3

    Unit 2: Praising Young Children

    • Instructions - Giving Praise

    • Listening

    • Answer

    • Fill-in-the-blanks

    • Video Lesson

    • Resource Sheet

    • Types of Praise

    • Practice

    • Praise & Encouragement

    • Arrange the Dialogue

    • Review Quiz

  • 4

    Unit 3: Consoling and Redirecting

    • Instructions - Consoling & Redirecting

    • Listening

    • Answer

    • Fill-in-the-blanks

    • Video Lesson

    • Resource Sheet

    • Adjectives - Feelings

    • Exercise 1

    • Exercise 2

    • Redirecting

    • Practice - Redirecting

    • Arrange the dialogue

    • Review Quiz

  • 5

    Unit 4: Behavioural Issues

    • Behavioural Issues

    • Definitions

    • Study Cards

    • Describing Behaviour

    • Resource Sheet

    • Adjectives Review

    • Adjectives Practice

    • Join the Discussion

    • Review Quiz

  • 6

    Unit 5: Health & Safety Language

    • Instructions - Conversation

    • Dialogue

    • Conversation

    • Describing Health Problems

    • Resource sheet

    • Health Vocab - Matching

    • Health Vocab Practice

    • Health Problems - 2

    • Resource Sheet 2

    • Health Problems 2 - Practice

    • Health Quiz

    • Join the Discussion

  • 7

    Summary

    • Review Quiz

    • Course Evaluation

Reviews

5 star rating

Very Helpful!

Yvonne Martignago

Thanks you for the very useful course. I am working with children for many years but didn't know words and expressions to speak to them and parents. This c...

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Thanks you for the very useful course. I am working with children for many years but didn't know words and expressions to speak to them and parents. This course helped me learn new ways to speak to children. I feel more confidence and happiness now.

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