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New Education Links Added

It’s time to start thinking about what you will do for the winter semester (starts in January.)  Don’t wait until the last minute or the class you want could be fully enrolled.


Check out the new links under education options.  There are great options for everyone in our cluster.

If you scroll your mouse across the name of the school, you will see information on who this would be a good option for based on where in our cluster you live.


Au Pairs and Au Pair Extraordinaires need to complete 6 credit hours or 8 CEUs (continuing education units) or 72-80 classroom hours during their year.

Educare Companions need to complete 12 credit hours or 16 CEUs (continuing education units) or 144-160 classroom hours during their year.

Idiom of the Day

I often find myself translating the meaning of various idioms to au pairs.  Idioms are phrases and expressions that do not make sense when literally translated, but have meaning to native speakers of that particular language.

Here’s an example:

A Piece of Cake – A task that can be easily accomplished.

Putting together those shelves will be a piece of cake.

There are a seemingly limitless number of idioms in the English language.  So, I am challenging myself to tweet an idiom a day on my Twitter.  Follow me if you want to learn some new idioms to increase your English comprehension and sound more like a native English speaker.  You can also view my most recent tweets here on the Twitter Feed on my blog.

I love learning idioms from other languages.  If you have some you would like to share, please post them here.