How Au Pairs & Nannies can Improve their English Skills for Working in an English-Speaking Country

Working in a new country can be scary and intimidating, even for a very fluent English speaker.  There are so many language nuances related to working with children that most non-native English speakers won’t be familiar with at first.  I will discuss a few examples of these, such as discipline, praise, and consoling.

First of all, there are particular types of language and expressions that can be used to discipline children in a positive way.  Research suggests that using positive language to discipline young children can be more effective in the long term than negative language. This is easier said than done, however.  As a non-native speaker, you must learn and practice these expressions before they come naturally.

There is also the language for praising a child who has done something well.  We know that there are ways to nurture a child’s self-esteem by praising his efforts, and teaching him to look for his rewards intrinsically.  This means avoiding expressions like, “good boy!” which praise the child rather than the effort.  This kind of language must be learned.  Even for a native speaker, this can be difficult.

Another language difficulty for nannies and au pairs can come when consoling an upset child.  We need to be able to identify the child’s feelings in order to help her understand them.  This means knowing the language ourselves.  We also need to find ways to redirect a child’s attention to something more positive.

These situations are just a few examples of the ways in which nannies and au pairs need particular language to help them with the job.  Understanding how to speak to young children effectively, and learning some of these expressions, can help prepare au pairs and nannies for the job.  This will improve their confidence and make for happier children, and ultimately a happier experience.

Do you want to practice your English skills but still didn’t find a host family? Aupairnet24 offers you the chance to register for free and directly contact host families in English speaking countries. It’s an easy, flexible and affordable solution for those wanting to live an Au Pair experience abroad.

Or did you already find your host family but are now searching for an online resource in order to start practicing your English? Our new ESL course – English for Au Pairs and Nannies – will cover the topics mentioned above and much more.  It is an online course that can be completed anytime, and at any pace, and will give au pairs and nannies the confidence to work with children in an English-speaking environment.

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16. December 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized

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26. November 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized

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30. October 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized

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16. September 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Would you like to learn English? The best way to do it is to become an Au Pair in an English-speaking country, like Au Pair in Australia, Au Pair in the UK or Au Pair in Ireland. In order to get an Au Pair visa for one of these countries, you should already have basic knowledge of English language. So start learning English as soon as possible. Even if you have a tight schedule and budget, there are plenty opportunities to improve your English skills, for example online English courses of Gymglish. That is how it works: Every morning you will become an e-mail in English with a personalized assortment of English lessons, activities, and audio recordings. Each lesson will take only around 10 minutes to complete and is filled with interesting stories, questions, revisions and explanations on why you got each question right or wrong. The next English lessons will be customized according to your previous answers, your expectations and your needs. Learning English online will help you to be perfectly prepared for your Au Pair stay! You can try it for free now!

13. August 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized

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Be an Au Pair in Berlin: get to know the carnival of cultures!

Do you enjoy living diversity, discovering new cultures and languages?! If so, Aupairnet24 and MAR Sprachschule invite you to experience the most awaited event in Berlin: The Carnival of Cultures (Karneval der Kulturen in German).

This yearly event celebrates diversity and multiculturalism in the German capital. Just in front of the language school MAR, it is a four-day urban celebration during which the streets of Berlin become a huge stage with dance, colorful masks, amazing customs, handicrafts, culinary delights and parades, where different cultures interact in a harmonious atmosphere to the rhythm of vibrant music from all around the world.

Did you know that nearly 30% of Berlin inhabitants are not German? Nowadays, nearly one million foreigners from over 180 countries live in Berlin, so it is not surprising that since 1996 the Workshop of Cultures, an institution for intercultural exchange, has been organising the Carnival of Cultures as a platform for the celebration of cultural diversity of immigrants with a proposal that goes beyond cultural activities; the hope for a more tolerant, respectful and non-discriminatory world.

The Carnival will be held from May 22nd to 25th, 2015 in the streets of Neukölln and Kreuzberg.

We invite you to live diversity, experience new cultures and languages, make new friends and have a great time!

If you want to know more about this event, click here

Does it sound interesting to you? Are you now willing to get to know Berlin? Now, you can come to Germany as an Au Pair:

You only have to

  1. Register for free as an Au Pair at Aupairnet24 and contact host families in Germany
  2. Check the country requirements for being an Au Pair in Germany
  3. Choose a language school in Berlin such as Mar Sprachschule
  4. And you are already prepared for coming to Berlin and enjoy the Carnival of cultures as an Au Pair.

21. May 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized

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Find your suitable Au Pair Country: take our Au Pair quiz!

By being an Au Pair, you can acquire an international experience abroad which offers you a wide range of advantages: you will improve a new language, you will get to know a new culture and discover new places, you will have fun by meeting new people! But the big question is: which is your ideal au pair country?

You would like to become an Au Pair, but you do not know yet where to gather your Au Pair experience? The first step that you should consider when preparing your Au Pair stay is deciding to which country you want to go. Choosing an Au Pair country is not always easy and lots of details should be considered: city, language requirements, au pair requirements according to official regulations, visa permits, pocket money, the country au pair program and some other details.

As you can see, there are so many things to consider before you can find the right country for you! That is why Aupairnet24 wants to help you when choosing the perfect country for your Au Pair adventure. Now, you can find the answer to all questions regards your ideal au pair destination. Take our Au Pair quiz and find out what country best suits for your Au Pair experience!

By answering some simple questions, you will find out where you can go as an Au Pair. It will take you no more than 3 minutes and once finished, you’ll find out your ideal Au Pair country. Aupairnet24 also provides you with some information about the country and the specific au pair program once you finish the au pair test.

It’s as easy as that, take our Au Pair quiz now and become an Au Pair with Aupairnet24!

13. May 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized


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29. January 2015 | Posted In: Uncategorized

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The festive season is a time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. We at Aupairnet24 wish you a Merry Christmas filled with special memories to last the years ahead! Our Christmas greetings also come with a gift: 50% off when buying a premium membership package when using one of the codes*, so that you can truly enjoy Christmas.


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19. December 2014 | Posted In: Uncategorized

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14. November 2014 | Posted In: Allgemein

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