Welcome to our blog

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.

Nourriture Locale

When you think of local Alpine dishes what springs to mind? If you’re lucky enough to have sampled genuine local food then you’ll know that thankfully there’s more to offer than an overpriced Sandwich Jambon Fromage! Nourishing, honest dishes containing rich and varied produce such as wild game, root vegetables, mountain berries, apples, cherries, pears, […] Read more

Study french in Chamonix

Pre-Winter French Course 2016

  Thinking of doing a ski season? Will you be looking for a job in Chamonix this Winter? Being able to speak at least some French will make a huge difference! Or maybe you just want to ‘brush up’ on what you already know and improve your French skills? We have a 4-week pre winter intensive […] Read more

Joyeux Halloween!

    I hope you all have your costumes ready! Here’s some French Halloween vocabulary to get you started: L’Halloween – Halloween (pronounced “a lo ween”) La Toussaint – All Saints Day Day of the dead – Le jour des morts Trick-or-treat! – Farce ou Friandaises un déguisement, un costume – a costume Se déguiser […] Read more

Chamonix lift pass information 2017

Autumn is here, Winter is coming! The best deals on seasonal and annual lift passes for 2017 are available now. Here are the rates: Season 2016-2017: Current price until 1st December 2016: 994.00€ Price after the 1st December 2016: 1,731.00€ Annual 2016-2017: Current price until 1st December 2016: 1,226.00€ Price after the 1st December 2016: 2,141.00€ Gen du […] Read more

Proverbs – Live and Learn

Proverbs use a short and simple statement to express a popular wisdom. Like idioms, they bring colour and fun to any language. Here’s a few to keep in mind! Advienne que pourra – Come what may Un sou est un sou – Every penny counts Il faut de tout pour faire un monde – It takes all […] Read more

Le temps et les saisons

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Autumn is here in Chamonix and the colours are changing, as well as the temperature! Its the time of year when everyone is talking about the weather. This week we give you some essential meteorological vocab and essential phrases to brush up on. L’automne – autumn L’hiver – winter Le printemps – spring L’ été – summer L’arc-en-ciel […] Read more

Les Expressions de la semaine

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A penny for your thoughts? Colloquial or ‘local’ expressions can be bizarre, but they do add colour and humour to any language. Raining cats and dogs? You’ve hit the nail on the head! Here’s a selection of French idioms to get to know. Enjoy!   Tomber dans les pommes – to fall in the apples […] Read more