Thursday, December 27, 2012

On pela CC e On pela APIA!

Agora sim...espero que minhas chances realmente aumentem, pois agora além de estar on pela APIA, também estou on pela CC. Como muitas au pairs sabem este mês de Dezembro, acredito que devido as festas de fim de ano, tá fraco pra achar as famílias, mas espero que após essas festas e logo no início de Janeiro as families apareçam! (que Deus ouça as minhas preçes! rsrsr)

Muitas au pair já têm ou tiveram acesso ao teste de Inglês da CC, mas como de costume vou disponibilizar o teste aqui pra quem tiver curiosidade. No meu caso achei o teste super tranquilo, e quem me entrevistou foi a Guta da central da CC em São Paulo e obtive nível 6 - Advanced.

As perguntas que estão em negrito e vermelho são as perguntas que a Guta me fez, Ok! Ah, no meu caso ela não pediu pra eu fazer um cenário de emergência, mas por via das dúvidas é bom dar uma estudada caso precise.


Good Luck for all of you!

(fonte: grupo do facebook: Au Pair 2013 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/336995856349995/doc/355555721160675/)

O teste é oral. Ela vai te perguntando e anotando se você respondeu com facilidade ou não. Se você passar no nível 4 ela passa pro nível seguinte.Ela não vai perguntar todas essas perguntas, umas 3 ou mais de cada nível se você passar pro próximo. E assim por diante, passou do 4 vai pro 5 e depois pro 6..E ele faz também a simulação do 911.
Leia as perguntas e pense em como responder..Treine bastante com um amigo, outra au pair ou seu professor de inglês.

Good Luck!


Nivel 4  
  • Unsuccessful: Au pair needed several alternative wordings/repetition to be able to understand what was being asked, could not answer in complete sentences. Perhaps could not give an answer that was appropriate to the question.
  • Basic: Au pair understood on first phrasing of the question (or with minimum of re-phrasing), and gave an appropriate response. Response in sentence form even if with mistakes. Candidate struggled to find the right wording but was able to respond in an understandable way.
  • With Ease: Au pair understood and answered comfortably and in good sentence structure. Occasional mistakes are acceptable as long as there was an ease of understanding and response.


  • Why do you want to travel to the United States as an au pair?
  • What are you studying in school? OR What do you do in your current job? 
  • What do you like most about caring for children? 
  • Tell me about the interests of the children you have cared for. What did they like to do?
  • Tell me about what activities you do in your free time.
  • What ages were the children you cared for in your previous childcare experiences?
  • What types of activities do you do with the children to keep them busy?
  • What types of games would you teach your host children in the USA?
  • What type of food could you make for your host family to show them something of your country? Tell me about how often and where you drive.
  • Tell me about a typical day with the children you have cared for. What did you do? 
  • Tell me about how you are working to improve your English now.


Nivel 5
  • Unsuccessful: Au pair needed repetition or alternative wording to be able to understand what was being asked, could not answer in complete sentences. Unable to use future tense or convey emotions.
  • Basic: Au pair understood on first phrasing of the question, and gave an appropriate response. Responses are in complete sentence form, though with mistakes. Candidate perhaps struggled to find the right wording but response was appropriate to the question. She/he had some ability to use future tense, however this was not easy.
  • With ease: Au pair understood and answered comfortably and in sentences. She/he seemed comfortable with communicating in the future tense, and with conveying emotion. Occasional mistakes are acceptable as long as there was an ease of understanding and response.


  • What do you plan to do when you return to (home country)?
  • What are you most looking forward to when you get to the U.S.?
  • What do you think the hardest thing about living away from home for one year will be?
  • How do you think this year will benefit your future plans?
  • What do your parents think of your plan to become an au pair?
  • In your childcare experiences, what aspect did you find to be most challenging?
  • How will you create a good relationship with your host children?
  • Tell me about the kind of relationship you hope to have with your host parents.
  • How do you react when you are feeling sad?
  • Tell me how you would calm a crying child.
  • What would you do with the children on a snowy day?

Nivel 6
  • Unsuccessful: Au pair seemed to be struggling with either the question or response. Responses were rather limited. Unable to elaborate in answering the questions.
  • Basic: Au pair seemed comfortable with the questions. Responses were appropriate and in complete sentence structure with some mistakes. Responses are in several sentences. Some more complex words take some extra thought but responses are easily understood.
  • With ease: Au pair was easily able to comprehend and answer. Used complex thought and words, perhaps conveyed a sense of humor. Seemed to have no problems answering questions. Perhaps answered in almost a “story telling” format.


  • Describe to me how to make a dish that you enjoy cooking.
  • Tell me about some of your views on raising children.
  • How would you introduce your culture to your host children?
  • What were some of your favorite games growing up? Describe the rules to me.
  • Describe to me one of the difficult situations you have had dealing with children.
  • What are some of the rewarding experiences you’ve had in working with children?
  • Pretend you are telling one of your host children about your favorite holiday tradition from your home country.
  • Tell me about how you would handle homesickness if you started to feel it in the United States.
  • Tell me about your favorite children’s movie and why you like it.
  • What is your favorite childhood memory?


EMERGENCY SCENARIO:

If the candidate is deemed to be a level 4, she/he must complete the following scenario to ascertain if she/he could successfully complete a 911 call in the USA. Similar alternate scenarios are acceptable.
 Please explain to the candidate the following in his/her native language:
 Interviewer: “Nos Estados Unidos há um telefone para o qual você pode ligar em caso de emergências. Nós vamos falar sobre uma situação hipotética. Você está nos Estados Unidos, e percebe que a casa ao lado da sua está pegando fogo e você liga para esse número de emergências, o “911”. Você não sabe se tem alguém na casa ao lado. Vamos imagi-nar que você está ligando da casa onde está morando. Eu serei a atendente do 911 e vou fazer algumas perguntas em inglês e preciso que você fale em inglês sobre o que está vendo. OK, vamos  começar agora.”

 Conduct these questions in English:


Interviewer:
  • “911, what is the nature of your emergency?” (Candidate should answer that there is a fire in the house next door)

 Interviewer:

  • “What is the address where you are?”(Candidate can give their home address but should understand the question):
  • “Is there anyone in the house at this time?”(Candidate can say that they do not know but should understand the question):
  • “OK, we are sending the fire department to your location now” END

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