At this developmental stage, kids possess their greatest ability to absorb and retain a second language qualitatively similar to their native language. Phonological acquisition is time-sensitive, contrary to grammar and vocabulary learning. Hence, and the emphasis here is on speaking using the Listen. Absorb. Speak.™ method.
We use the Listen. Absorb. Speak.™ method. At this level, students will increase their French knowledge through more independent activities, such as reading, storytelling, art, and culture lessons. Travel Bugs are given task-oriented and multi-sensory activities that allow them to use their French in a specific context. The Travel Bugs syllabus has been specially designed to pique the interest of each student and encourage them to be active learners. Phonetic and grammar rules may occasionally be introduced, based on the questions raised by the students.
The Aux Petits Soins Ensemble Program is a combination of French language immersion classes and social activities designed for adults who want to 1.) learn French for the first time, 2.) improve their existing French grammar, phonetic and conversation skills, or 3.) polish their overall mastery of the French language and dig deeper into French culture.
Aux Petits Soins™ is a French cultural center offering private and group language immersion classes, as well as group activities for both children and adults. At Aux Petits Soins, you design your own program. We provide the venue and the tools for people of all ages to learn (or re-learn, as the case may be) the French language and to soak in French culture. Your level of immersion is up to you.
Looking for the adult version? Click here.
The children’s programs start with kids as young as 3 months old and continue through high school-age students, using a three-step immersion system we call Listen. Absorb. Speak.™ This program is designed to enable children to learn French the same way they learned their native language — through repetition of common words and phrases, using songs, toys, and interactive games as reinforcement.
The APS curriculum consists of three levels that are split into classes based on age and developmental stage.
Aux Petits Soins also has two Membership Programs for kids aged 0-12. Two additional programs — APS Expats™, a program for kids aged 0-12 who live outside Metro Lansing will be added soon.
Aux Petits Soins™ is a French cultural center offering private and group language immersion classes, as well as group activities for both children and adults.
Looking for the children’s version? Click here.
The adult program include an ever-growing list of classes and events specially designed to highlight key aspects of French culture, with a focus on incorporating the French language as much as possible. This program is designed for adults (age 18+) who want to learn , re-learn or polish their French.
Classes are taught using our our three-step language immersion system called Listen. Absorb. Speak.™ and split into three skill levels based on parameters established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
- Level A students have little or no prior knowledge of the language;
- Level B students have a basic knowledge of the language are are able to have simple conversations;
- Level C students are proficient speakers.
The Winter session will start on January 7. There will be 2 sessions of 6 weeks: Jan. 7 – Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 – Mar. 31. Enroll here.
Here is the schedule for the group classes:
Level A — 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays,
Level B — 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Level C — we will add a class based on demand.