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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.

August events in Chamonix

 | Chamonix
Here are some events you will not want to miss this month! Chamonix’s Guide Festival is back again with fireworks, live musical concerts and a traditional ceremony celebrating our amazing mountain guides. Make sure to be here in the Chamonix Valley to enjoy the event, starting from Monday 12th until the 15th August. Come and show […] Read more

CosmoJazz Festival 2018

 | Chamonix
The CosmoJazz Festival is back in Chamonix! Now in its 7th year, the festival will be held from the 21st-29th July. There will be live music set up in various locations in the Chamonix Valley, including gigs high up in the mountains with stunning backdrops. Concerts will be held throughout the day and late into the […] Read more

Summer French Intensive Course for beginner level available

 | Insted, Study languages
Calling all French beginner level students! We will start an additional 2-week summer French intensive course, tailored for beginner level students. This course is perfect for beginners or false beginners who want to do an intensive course before the end of the summer. Starting on Monday the 30th of July, this course runs 14h30-17h45 every […] Read more

Football Vocabulary

 | Study languages
This Sunday, 15th July, we are excited to see the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. France is set to play against Croatia at 17h00, so perfect time to brush up on French terms and expressions themed on football! Football French Vocabulary: le football/le foot – football (or soccer if you […] Read more

Fête Nationale Française 14 juillet

 | Chamonix
Each year on the 14th July, Chamoniards here in Chamonix and people across France come together to celebrate a national holiday, known as Bastille Day and formally called La Fête Nationale. In Paris on the 14th July 1789, the forceful holding of a medieval prison, the Bastille, became a symbolic event and signalled an important turning point in the […] Read more

Come and join our Summer French Intensive Course

 | Formation professionnelle, Study languages
  Our French Intensive Course is in its fourth week but its never too late to join us! Starting Monday the 16th July, beginner and Intermediate/advanced students are welcome to start and join one of our groups. Come and challenge your mind, make new friends and learn French this summer! Please check out the courses […] Read more

Weekend camping trip to Vallorcine for the Overland Students

 | Chamonix, Overland Summers
On Friday, 6th July the students came to Insted for their regular morning French lessons and afterwards set off to Vallorcine with their camping gear and their intrepid leaders, Trevor and Emma. Over the weekend, with the weather being ideal, the Overland students hiked some of the best walks around Vallorcine. On Friday afternoon, they […] Read more