The Hands-On Language Program
Experiential immersion opportunities for all ages
to learn world languages
Pre-order our DIY French Immersion Cookbook!
You can't attend our classes and workshops? You can't invite Baptiste to come to your school/institution and teach a course? Then Do It Yourself! Baptiste is in the process of publishing a cookbook with 10 recipes professionally written and laid out in a way that will help you maximize acquisition of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and more French! A detailed foreword and series of tips will help you recreate a French immersion setting on your own, even if you're a very beginner!
Welcome to The Hands-On Language Program, a program that teaches languages by doing. We offer the following services:
All our classes are hands-on, experiential, activity based, and in full French immersion.
At The Hands-On Language Program, we consider that languages are tools. Our founder Baptisteonce said:
"You wouldn't learn how to use a hammer by studying all the parts of the hammer and all the hand moves you might need to make. You'd learn to use the hammer, well, simply by using the hammer! You'd grab it and start putting nails everywhere, start building things with it! Learning how to speak a language is done exactly the same way."
So at The Hands-On Language Program, we teach languages by using them. Our main class is currently French through cooking (for French learners) and English through cooking (for English learners): we use the language in an immersion environment, while cooking. Even though students are really learning French/English, the focus appears to be on cooking, something real that they can do with the language. The class is highly efficient for all levels, including very beginners.
There are endless possibilities of immersion, practical classes The Hands-On Language Program can put together, from game groups to sustainability clubs, from storytelling/skits groups to arts and crafts classes. Let us know your kids' interests!
Contact us to book a class, seminar, trip, or consulting session!
Sign up for our bi-monthly update of language learning opportunities (at the bottom of each page), read the article in Seven Days about us, and have a look at an interview of our lead teacher Baptiste while implementing a piece of the program at Hunt Middle School in the fall of 2016: