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.). […]
I love APS as do my children! I feel I have a decent ability with only a 15 months of studying. My children love the instructor and really look forward
to learning French. My oldest daughter has been studying for about 4 years and her progress is impressive! I would highly recommend for families, adults and children!
Student & Mom of Marisol (7) and Freya (1)
April 13, 2020
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.
July 13, 2019
We absolutely love Aux Petits Soins! My 3-month-old daughter and I drive 1.5 hours from Midland once or twice per month so that we can enjoy the benefits of the
class. We would be going once or twice per week if we lived in Lansing. I cannot recommend it enough. Gaëlle is an absolute joy and has a talent for engaging even the youngest students. At just 8 weeks, my daughter was enthralled with the songs, colors and enthusiasm Gaëlle brings. I love that it is a relaxed, intimate atmosphere where the spontaneous needs of infants and toddlers are understood and welcomed.
Mom of Shaylee (3 months)
June 8, 2015