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This blog was created to help our students and visitors in their quest to learn new languages and to share our passion for the mountains. If you like our posts, feel free to share them with your friends so we can help others to learn new languages and discover what Chamonix has to offer.

Formation Professionnelle at INSTED

 | Formation professionnelle
Apply for some financial help to pay for your French studies!   What is Formation Professionnelle? Anyone working in France on a French contract, or as a self employed auto entrepreneur, can apply to their Caisse de Formation to receive partial or full reimbursement (80% to 100%) of the cost of French language studies. To be […] Read more

17th March, Cham goes green!

No, Chamonix isn’t turning into the hulk, nor getting less polluted, but we are celebrating St Patrick’s Day! This brilliant Irish holiday on the 17th of March isn’t a huge event throughout France but you are sure to find people (with Irish lineage or without) celebrating in all major cities and resorts. Chamonix has the […] Read more

March events in Chamonix

February gave us some great days with the remainder of the last dump of snow and weeks of fantastic sunny weather. Now we head into March with some much needed snow already falling and more forecasted this week. Here are some upcoming events to enjoy in Chamonix this month: La Yaute Cafe Argentiere is hosting it’s […] Read more

10 common French words and expressions used in English

 | Study languages
It’s quite incredible just how much languages overlap! As people travel more and cultures blend together, ‘foreign’ words and expression are exchanged and adopted. Its natural to hear “ciao” outside of Italy as a form of greeting or parting and “bon appetit” is commonly heard outside of France as a salutation before eating a meal. Here […] Read more

5 indoor activities in Chamonix

Lovely spring conditions are still here in Chamonix, but thankfully the snow will return soon. While we patiently wait for the beautiful white stuff to settle, we will be looking for ways to pass the time! Luckily there are plenty of indoor activities to keep us entertained in the valley. Here we’ve narrowed down the ‘alternative […] Read more

Group trip to the Musée Alpin Chamonix

Our groups from the Intensive French course took some time out from the classroom on Thursday to visit the Musée Alpin in Chamonix. The beginner group had a scavenger hunt around Chamonix with questions to answer and puzzles to solve around the town with their guide from the museum. They were taken to the famous […] Read more

No, he is not sitting down, Simon Nilsson ir ripping it in Chamonix

5 alternative outdoor activities in Chamonix!

 | Chamonix , Chamonix , Chamonix , Chamonix
We have been blessed these last few days in Chamonix with lovely spring conditions! The sun is shining, we have clear blue skies and the days are getting longer.  Our local mountains have a reputation for offering some of the best skiing and mountaineering routes in Europe, but Chamonix is also a fantastic destination for […] Read more