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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.

Student Accommodation in Chamonix

  Calling all students! Have you found your place to stay this Autumn and Winter? From studios to shared flats, seasonal lets or just a week of fun – our student accommodation may be just what you are looking for. We can help put a roof over your head so you can live and study […] Read more

Challenge of the Week – Mind Mapping

  This week, how about trying to tailor the language you are learning to suit you. In a notebook or on a sheet of paper create a mind map. Start with a single concept, something that interests you or is related to an area of your life, maybe a sport you like, a hobby or related […] Read more

Great Ways to Improve your French. Part IV – Comic books

    When learning a new language it is natural to get ahead of yourself. You might flirt with the idea of trying to read a novel in that language and soon find it to be rather daunting and ultimately, impossible. As the comedian Rhod Gilbert says “It’s like ‘War and Peace’ without the peace.” So […] Read more

French language course books

Studying at home with the help of textbooks

  If you are living or travelling in France its almost certain you have picked up a language phrasebook or at least a pocket dictionary to help you get by. Like mine, is it now gathering dust on the shelf? You’ve probably nailed ‘bonjour’ and ‘merci’ at the very least and perhaps extended your language skills further […] Read more

French film Amalie

Great ways to improve your French. Part III – Classic French Movies!

Lesser known facts; France is the birthplace of cinema and Paris has the highest density of cinemas in the world. Incroyable! So what better place to start than with French movies to immerse yourself in the French language. France has produced some award winning actors too; Vincent Cassel, Juliette Binoche, Jean Dujardin and Marion Cotillard to […] Read more

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

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The famous Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc will start from Chamonix at 6pm on the 26th August. Considered one of the world’s toughest trail running races, this unique event will see around 2,300 participants attempt to complete the 170km with 10’000m altitude gain. Come and join us at the starting point in Chamonix and show your support! Photo & video: www.utmbmontblanc.com Read more

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Great ways to improve your French Part II – TV & Box Sets!

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There are more opportunities for learning French (for free) around you than you may realise. Your TV is a great option in the home to keep the French conversation flowing, all you have to do is tune in, watch and learn! When you’re getting ready for work in the morning, how about putting on your TV and tuning […] Read more