French Training Program

Ecole Baptiste de Langue Française

A French Language Training Program for Missionaries and Students

An Intensive, Short-Term Semi-Immersion Program of Study

Primarily for Short-Term Missionaries, but others are welcome to apply

Event Date: January 9-February 17, 2023 (With an optional extra week for additional conversation and lessons from February 20 to February 24, 2023)
Registration Deadline: December 16, 2022

Please contact IBJM for current costs.

Contact John Lawrence or Jennifer Bennecke at (423) 876-8150 for further information.

What you can expect to learn

Conversational Skills
Reading Comprehension

Along with learning conversational skills you will learn some French choruses and will be giving your testimony in French.

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About IBJM

IBJM was founded in 1949 by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus. Brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Austria, he moved to New York City in his early twenties where he trusted Jesus as Messiah and Savior after reading Isaiah 53.

Persecuted and beaten by friends and forsaken by his family, the young Gartenhaus was led by God to become an ambassador to his own people, establishing the IBJM ministry.

Contact Us

Phone: (423) 876-8150
Fax: (423) 876-8156
Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm


Physical Address (Museum & Events)
5106 Genesis Lane
Hixson, TN 37343

Mailing Address
PO Box 1386
Hixson, TN 37343

Ministry Partner: Shepherd's Bethel

Shepherd's Bethel provides missionary lodging, up to three years for those on deputation, one year for those on furlough, and their units are also available for short stays of just one night up to several weeks for missionaries who are traveling.  Contact Director Michael Weiss at (812) 936-9648.  Consult their website,, for additional details.

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