APS goes virtual!

The 10-week Spring session will be online. Please, see below the Spring schedule. Classes with low enrollment have been canceled and I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

KIDS PROGRAMS

• Explorers I and II (6-36 months) Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
• Explorers III (3-5 years) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 5:30p.m.

Note: Explorers students can attend one or both classes. You can enroll at any time.

• Travel Bugs I (5-6 years) Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.
• Travel Bugs II (7-10 years) Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.
• Travel Bugs (10-12 years) Wednesdays at 6:15 pm.

ADULT PROGRAMS

• Ensemble level A1 (beginners) Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
• Ensemble level B1 (intermediate) Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
• APS Group Conversation (all levels) Mondays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Improving Lansing’s French Community : The 3-Minute Survey

This survey was designed to assess the overall interest of French culture and language programs in the Lansing area in order to refine our initiatives. Whether you’re a past student, current student or just interested in our programs, please take it so that I can get good sense of what I could be doing to improve Aux Petits Soins™. 

And after taking the survey, please share it with your family/friends in the area. I’m hoping to get as large a sample size as possible. 

Merci! 

Create your perfect APS summer schedule!

Please, help us pick the best day/time. All Explorers classes will be at 5:15 pm on a weekday and the Travel Bugs club will at 6:15 pm on a weekday. If you would like to suggest a different time, you can choose the "I need a different day/time" and enter your preferred day/time. Merci!

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It’s a snow day!

Due to the extreme cold weather and hazardous conditions, Aux Petits Soins™ will be closed on January 30 and 31.

Try Aux Petits Soins™ for FREE!

This week, Aux Petits Soins™ will offer a special opportunity for new and returning students. For any classes that have at least one opening, we will allow existing students to bring a friend/relative for free.

Additionally, if any parents are curious about the program but want to see how their child responds to one of our classes, we are also allowing potential new students to try a class for free.

Looking ahead, the next 12-week session will start on Jan. 7, 2019. The winter session will be composed of four themes: Bonjour Mr L’Hiver, J’aime la galetteC’est la chandeleur and Vive VavalAs always, students will learn French from a French native speaker using our innovative three-step teaching method Listen. Absorb. Speak.™

So come join the fun – and start the year off with learning a new language!

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Aux Petits Soins, LLC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. In that light, there may be occasion for media to feature Aux Petits Soins or we may need to do some photography/videography to market our company. If this happens, there is a possibility that your child’s image may appear on our website, on the TV news or in a newspaper. You can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

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#APSSmallBizSat starts early!

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Give the gift of French culture this holiday season. At Aux Petits Soins™, we offer French language classes for students of all ages – and serve as the hub for French culture appreciation in mid-Michigan.

We’re a language immersion program for babies, kids and adults that really works. We use an innovative language education system called Listen. Absorb. Speak.™, drawing on the latest theories of early childhood development and cutting-edge cognitive research on the brain’s ability to assimilate new language at any age. 

Our everyday prices are already incredibly low, so we have very little flexibility to offer discounts at other times of the year. But this Small Business Saturday, we’re getting in on the fun and offering these specially discounted classes ­starting Monday, November 19 – including waiving our initial enrollment fees – to reach out to new students and fill our ever-expanding class schedule.

Children’s classes ($1 off per class per 12-week session): 
Three levels of Explorers: 1 (ages 6-18 months), 2 (ages 18 months-3 years) and 3 (ages 3-5) – was $168, you pay $156*
Three levels of Travel Bugs: (ages 5-7), 2 (ages 7-9) and 3 (ages 9-12) – was $210, you pay $198*
*$15 enrollment fee, covering cost of class materials, is waived as part of this special

Adult classes ($20 off per 12-week session): 
Two levels of Ensemble: 12 weeks of French instruction for $280* (regular price: $300)
*$25 enrollment fee, covering cost of class materials, is waived as part of this special

We’ve already enabled a new generation of babies here in Lansing to embark on paths to being fully bilingual. We’ve also helped a small community of adults realize their lifelong dreams of learning French. Our two-prong approach allows us to tweak the old saying: The best time to learn a new language is when you’re a child; the second-best time is right now.

Offer only good for Winter Session: Jan. 7-March 31, 2019. Offer not to be combined with any other discount.

Derrière le miroir

From 1945 to 1982, the French magazine Derrière le miroir served as a virtual art exhibition for Galerie Maeght Paris, a prominent Paris art gallery that featured works by artists such as Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. Publisher/gallery owner Aimé Maeght incorporated original works from these artists to complement the exhibits, and the resulting monthly magazine became a work of art in its own right.

The current exhibition at the Broad Art Museum incorporates covers and prints from the MSU Broad collection, shedding a light on this unique aspect of modern art history. It also effectively showcases how Maeght’s personal approach to working with artists challenged time-honored boundaries between dealers and artists.

Stay tuned for details with an exact date for the APS Adult Conversation Night. And don’t forget to check out the exhibit, which is on display now through May 12, 2019.

 

 

 

 

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