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 11-February 19, 2021 (With an optional extra week for additional conversation and lessons from February 22 to February 26, 2021)
Registration Deadline: November 16, 2020

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

What you can expect to learn

Conversational Skills
Reading Comprehension

Some Highlights of the Program

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

Women will have opportunities to develop skills in French related to children, shopping, cooking and serving meals among other things.

Lunch meals are part of the program most days for French conversation around the table.

Estimated Cost of French Language Training Program

Gartenhaus Training Center – Hixson, Tennessee

Six-Week Format – Semi-Immersion
Tuition (per person) $2,300.00
Fees $ 50.00

Single Room* – Double Occupancy: $400.00
Single Room* – Private: $650.00
Off Campus** as available: Variable

Lunch (Monday through Thursday): $340.00

Books and Online Workbook (Estimated): $325.00
Books are responsibility of students in addition to the above costs.

*Please Note: Our on-site guest facilities can accommodate only singles or couples.
**Also Note: Families with children will be lodged off campus either in missionary housing or in accommodations at modest cost that we make every effort to locate for you.

Program Application


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

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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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