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.). […]
My 8-month son and I love going to French each week. Gaëlle is really fantastic with babies and makes it easy for parents (even those who can’t speak French) to
engage in class. We sing some of the songs at home and Joel loves them
Mom of Joel (8 months)
June 2, 2015
Sarynna López Meza
After starting French lessons at MSU’s CELTA school (which was great for introducing a basic level of languages) when our son was little, I first heard about Aux Petits Soins
from a couple of French-speaking friends whose kids were going there; learning that Gaëlle Cassin-Ross was the mastermind behind it, was all it took to switch our son to her school 2 years ago. He’s been doing the World Citizen programs and it has been fantastic to see the change! I love how Gaëlle interacts with the kids, doing fun things (playing games is my favorite one!) as they speak French. She keeps a small number of students in class which means they all get to devote more time to actually practicing French. We have seen a big change in his abilities to speak French, especially in his pronunciation! We’ve been even more impressed at the level of engagement he has since the pandemic started! Keeping kids engaged in zoom is difficult, and Gaëlle does an amazing job! I definitely recommend Aux Petits Soins!
Mom of Kilian (10)
November 26, 2020
My family has been studying French at Aux Petits Soins since my oldest started about four years ago. She has worked through the Explorers, Travel Bugs and World Citizens programs
and absolutely loves it! She looks forward to her lesson each week, especially the games and interaction with her classmates. She is now also learning Spanish and I know that her exposure to French early on has helped her excel. Our toddler is now also enrolled in Explorers and she has so much fun in class. She is now including French numbers, animals, colors and other vocabulary in with her English on a daily basis. Gaelle is absolutely wonderful with children and has a talent for engaging and encouraging them. Inspired by the fun and progress I’ve seen with my children, I have also studied at APS for almost two years. I love learning French and gaining insight into French culture. I’m happy with my progress and look forward to traveling to France in the future. Immersion works for me and my children and I would encourage anyone to give it a try!
Student & Mom of Marisol (8) and Freya (2)
November 26, 2020