Au Pair Education Options in Denver Metro Area

The Education Component for Au Pairs


  1. 72-90 hours (non-credit courses)
  2. Documentation is required (example: certificate, an official letter from the school, or transcript).
  3. The school must be a post-secondary accredited institution.
  4. Host family has agreed to pay the cost of academic coursework up to $500.00.
    •  (Education and Vacation follow the au pair)
  5. The education requirements must be met by the end of the 11th month for an au pair to participate in the extension program.
    • Not acceptable for Education component
    • Online or distance learning courses (including hybrid courses)
    • Study tours such as Trek America
    • Volunteering
    • Internships

Bridge English

225 E. 16th Ave, Suite 120

Denver, CO 80203



6-week term/classes held on Saturdays from 9-3 pm.

Colorado School of English

331 14th Street, #300

Denver, CO 80202

(Downtown Denver at 14th Street & Tremont Place)

(720) 932-8900

Colorado School of English offers a part-time and a full-time class schedule. The school also offers the TOEFL TEST.

This program allows students to take advantage of our service learning component of the curriculum. The full-time classes Monday through Thursday will instill the foundation students need to improve their ESL skills and the carefully selected volunteer opportunities on Fridays will ensure that the skills learned in the classrooms are applied in real life.

Emily Griffith

1860 Lincoln St

Denver, CO

Room 426


For the following Community College: Arapahoe Community College YOU ARE ONLY ABLE TO TAKE COURSES THROUGH THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, NOT the regular college course classes. Please follow these steps if you chose to take a community education class at one of the following community colleges.

Step 1.  Call the number listed under the community college of interest and speak to the person named. Identify yourself as an au pair.  (If the person isn’t available when you call, identify yourself upon registration with the Community Education office)

Step 2. Check the Au Pair box on the course registration form.

Step 3. Identify yourself as an Au Pair with the instructor at the first-course session

Step 4. Attendance for every class session is critical for reporting hours to your Au Pair agency

Step 5. Instructors maintain attendance records so they can verify the number of contact hours earned for the class

Step 6. Upon completion of the course, your instructor will total the number of hours you attended the class

Step 7. The instructor completes an Au Pair Verification form and forwards it to the Community Education office

Step 8. The Community Education office will then issue a Certificate of Attendance to you. Allow seven business days to process this request.

Step 9. Certificates will be mailed to you at the address on file in the Community Education office unless otherwise specified.

Requests for attendance certificates will not be accepted after 45 days beyond the end of the term for which you are registered. 

Arapahoe Community College – Follow the Steps Above – Community Education Classes

  • Littleton Campus

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr. Littleton, CO

303) 797-5722

Kelly LoCascio (Let Kelly know which location, Littleton or Castle Rock Campus )

Kelly LoCascio – Direct – 303-797-5981


ACC Community Education

Step-by-step directions for au pairs to register for classes:


  • Castle Rock Campus

4700 Castleton Way Castle Rock, CO 80109

Aurora Community College

16000 E Centretech Pkwy

Aurora, CO 80011

Language Center


  • The International Student Advisor can be reached by phone at (303) 340-7508 or by e-mail at Note: during peak advising (April – June), it may take up to 72 hours to receive a response or email
  • CCA  offers non-credit classes in English as a Second Language for students interested in building their English skills, as well as Citizenship classes for those who are preparing for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Classes are very affordable, and students can take weekday or Saturday classes. For additional information, contact Stephanie Lawton, Director of Community ESL at

The Community ESL Program

The Community ESL Program offers classes year-round. We have four 10-week terms per year, with terms that start in January, April, July, and October. Click on the links below for information about our different classes.

Classes meet Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday, in the morning and evening. Morning classes are 9:30 to 11:30 AM and evening classes are 6:30 to 8:30 PM. We also have Saturday classes available, which meet on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The *free* conversation and computer classes meet for 8 weeks (the second week of class through the ninth week of class), Monday through Thursday, 11:35 AM to 12:35 PM and 5:15 to 6:15 PM, and Saturday, 1:05 to 2:05 PM. Students that are enrolled in the program may go to any of these classes.
For specific dates and class schedules, click on the links above, or contact the Community ESL Department.

Red Rocks Community College 

(Lakewood Campus)

13300 W. 6th Ave

Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Our Programs:

MSU Denver South Campus

5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 100

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 303-721-1313

You can audit classes at this location per instructor’s approval – $95 per credit.
Website: – Process to Audit a Course and the Form to Fill out with Instructors Approval

University of Denver (Enrichment Program)

University Hall

2197 S. University Blvd.

Denver, CO 80208

Program Coordinator – Charles Stillwagon



The Enrichment Program is a non-credit program, so there is no auditing and no college credits issued. Students can pay for college courses and then receive a certificate relating hours completed. Each student would need to have their course instructor complete the attendance sheet at the link below before requesting a certificate.

University of Colorado Boulder (CU) International English Center

2018 list of classes available to au pairs. Register at the link provided below and to view the class schedule.  Au Pair Language and Culture

Contact: Eriko Yatabe-Waldock
Cultural & Community Programs Manager
Phone: 303-492-5547

Weekend Programs

  • Silver Bay  (East Coast in Albany, NY.)
  • Alliant International University (West Coast in San Diego and San Francisco)
  • Au Pair Weekend (Boston, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, Utah)
  • CUBoulder Weekend Course 3-credit weekend course  at CUBoulder.

CUBoulder Weekend Topic:

Exploring Tourism in Boulder

This intensive weekend course for au pairs focuses on the business of tourism. Participants explore tourist destinations and visit local businesses and attractions for analysis and discussion. As a final project, teams develop a tourism campaign promoting Boulder to people from their home countries.

Fees: $450 includes tuition, activity fees, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch, Saturday bus pass

Additional Optional Services

Hotel only package: $125 based on the double occupancy for two nights.

Sign-up paperwork CUBoulder Au Pair Language and Culture Program Application

If you have questions you can email directly to

Other options to practice your English:

St. Francis of Assisi Castle Rock –  Our mission in the ESL Ministry is committed to providing instruction in the English Language. This mission is an effort from Catholic Charities Central Colorado – Castle Rock Office. ESL students come from many different countries, diverse cultures, and educational backgrounds. They also have many everyday needs.

English as a Second Language (ESL) – Au Pair will not get credit for taking classes here, but many of my au pairs will do this for their self-improvement. Cost is $50 per semester. The fee covers instructor fee and cost of books. 

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The Community ESL Program – Community College of Aurora

The Community ESL Program offers classes year-round. We have four 10-week terms per year, with terms that start in January, April, July, and October. Click on the links below for information about our different classes.

Jennifer Morrow, Childcare Consultant

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