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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.

Joyeux Halloween!

 | Study languages
    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

 | Chamonix
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

 | Insted , Study languages
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

 | Chamonix , Study languages
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

 | Insted , Study languages
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

Student Accommodation in Chamonix

 | Chamonix , Insted
  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

 | Chamonix , Study languages
  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