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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.


 | Study languages
  This week we don’t have the most fun of topics but necessary if you are learning French, as possessive adjectives and pronouns are used every day! So let’s jump in…   Possessive Adjectives are used before a noun and indicates its possession. They are: Mon/ma/mes – my (masculine singular/feminine singular/plural) Ton/ta/tes – your singular informal […] Read more

Play it safe

 | Chamonix
  “Have fun and be safe!” That very phrase or some variation of it, you’ve surely heard time and time again. Partaking in winter sports can be great and a lot of fun, especially when you have taken the necessary precautions as saftey isn’t guaranteed in the mountains. Depending on the particular sport, these precautions […] Read more

Adverbs – Doucement mais sûrement

 | Insted , Study languages
What is an adverb? An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a verb, adjective or another adverb. French adverbs never change their form, the only exception to this rule is tout (all). For example, tout seul meaning all alone, will change depending on the subject pronoun – il est tout seul; elle est […] Read more

Grands-Montets Opening!

 | Chamonix
The Compagnie du Mont-Blanc Group announces the partial opening of the Grands Montets ski area for two days on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016. An early opening which the ski area has not experienced since 1999. For day skiers, enjoy a day ski pass at the unique price of 28 €, to make […] Read more

Challenge of the month: Vocabulary Flash Cards

 | Study languages
  This month, make a word a day challenge with flash cards! Its a great way of grouping vocab into catergories eg.. Parts of the body… Each day add a new word or phrase to a card and try to memorise. This is a great way to build up your vocabulary! You will slowly collect […] Read more

Nourriture Locale

 | Chamonix , Study languages
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

 | Insted , Study languages
  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