Aux Petits Soins™ is a French cultural center offering private and semi-private language immersion classes, clubs and culture events for both children and adults. It was founded by Dr. Gaëlle Cassin-Ross in 2015. You can read the full story here!
- What’s a viennoiserie?If you’ve been paying attention this week, you should by now be able to tell the difference between a viennoiserie and a pastry (pâtisserie). If not, now’s your chance to catch up. […]
- It’s a brioche kinda dayToday, we will talk about another breakfast treat, the traditional brioche. It’s a rich bread that contains extra eggs, milk and butter. The result is a soft and lightly sweet bread that […]
- The star (well, crescent moon) of French pastries!For Day 3 of French Culture Appreciation Week, let’s talk about croissants! Over the years, French bakers got creative with these prime examples of viennoiseries, and you now find croissants filled with […]
- Get your chocolate on!Today, I’d like to introduce you to the pain au chocolat (pah oh shock-oh-lah), also known as chocolatine in the southwest of France and in Quebec (or chocolate croissant in the U.S.). […]
After just one class, we are hooked. This is the best way for kids to learn French, totally immersed with an enthusiastic and patient teacher. Songs, games, and laughter. Thank… you for the opportunity! Edited to add: Two semesters later and we are still loving Gaëlle and her classes. She gives 100 percent to the kids and these classes. Read more “Valery Huberts”
If you are looking for a place to learn French in Lansing/Okemos, this is the best place. I’m a Ph.D. student at MSU and I started to take French due… to working in tandem with labs in France. I wanted a place to supplement my French learning and this place fit perfectly. The class sizes are small, no more than 4 people, and even when you first start you will be taught 99% of the time in French. This was hard at first. You will feel confused and self conscious about not knowing the right thing to say or not understanding what is going on. But trust me, stick with it. You will start to pick up small words and phrases and before you know it you’ll be understanding a lot of what is said. This has put me leaps and bounds above the others in my French class at MSU in terms of pronunciation and learning all those tricky rules in French. There are also a lot of extras that come with the school. Such as French game night on Friday, which is super fun, and other opportunities to connect with other people who love French. Give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed. Read more “Garrett Diedrich”
My kids (ages 3 and 1) have been part of Aux Petits Soins for the past year and what an adventure! It’s been wonderful to see them enjoy playing and… singing (and of course learning) in a language immersion program with other children. I am very thankful that Gaelle and her family bring the beautiful gift of French language and culture to the Lansing community. Read more “Christine Overway”