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, unlike grammar and vocabulary learning, which can happen at any age. Hence, the emphasis here is on speaking using the Listen. Absorb. Speak.™ method.
This year, we will only offer in person or online, private or group classes (max. 5 students).
- Explorers I (6-18 months) – 25 minutes – Mondays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 10:45 a.m.
- Explorers II (18-36 months) – 35 minutes – Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 9:55 a.m.
- Explorers III (3-5 yrs) – 45 minutes – Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m.
There are four sessions per year:
- Fall session runs Sep. 19-Dec. 11, 2022 (please note: there is no class the weeks of Oct. 17-23 and Nov. 21-27)
- Winter session runs Jan. 9-Mar. 26, 2023 (please note: there is no class the week of Feb. 13-19)
- Spring session runs Apr. 10-Jun. 26, 2023 (please note: there is no class May 16-21 and 29)
- Summer session – TBD
CHOOSE A CLASS
EXPLORERS I (6-18 months)
EXPLORERS II (18-36 months)
EXPLORERS III (3-5 years)
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!
Read more “Heidi Frei”
Student & Mom of Marisol (8) and Freya (2)
November 26, 2020
I cannot recommend Aux Petits Soins enough! My daughter started at four months old. While she is young, you can see by her smile how much she enjoys Gaelle, hearing
French songs and engaging in the other babies. Gaelle is an amazing teacher for not only the children but the parents, too. It’s easy to see how much everyone enjoys class. I studied French and lived abroad in college. I’ve always wanted to share French culture and language with my daughter and I’m thrilled to have the chance to do it at only five months of age. Thank you Gaelle for bringing this unique and wonderful opportunity to Lansing!
Read more “Kelly Toland”
Mom of Charlotte (5 months)
June 3, 2015
I enrolled my son, Theoan (11 months) for the first session and he absolutely loves all of the songs we have learned in class. Also, my three year old, who
has come to some of the classes, has struck an interest in learning French! I thank you, Gaelle for creating a relaxed, engaging, French learning setting 🙂 This is how French should be learned.. Starting at the basics!
Read more “Faith Boyce”
Mom of Theoan (11 months)
June 25, 2015