We have recently received a new group of Overland students to Insted and everyone is settling in well. The weather has been lovely and sunny here in Chamonix so the group have been on some long hikes and have spent lots of time outdoors. The students have had daily French lessons at the school with […] Read more
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In Chamonix, the summer is in full swing and the Climbing World Cup has just bagged itself some new World Champs and left town. Here’s some rock climbing themed vocabulary to put you in the mood for scaling those rocks yourself!! Many climbing terms that were first coined in the French language are also used […] Read more
There are many great ways to improve your French. No need to sweat for hours a day, cramming in as much as you possibly can from some bland textbook. How about spending short bursts of time studying and slowly immersing yourself in the language in other ways? Here are a few French musical artists you […] Read more
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 French Revolution. This event and the events that followed, ultimately led to the creation of the French Republic that we know and love today. Thus, each year on the […] Read more
Happy 4th July! We have our beginner/faux beginner evening class starting today at 1800, come and study French with us every Tues and Thurs evening from 1800-1930. If you’re looking for a more intensive week of studying, you can join our daily group classes for a total of 15 hours of French lessons per week. […] Read more
Here at Insted we are enjoying our first week with our summer Overland students and leaders! Despite some rainy weather the students have already had great days out and about in Chamonix. On Monday the students, with their leaders, met our teacher’s Karine and Emlilie at the school. Each student then had a brief chat […] Read more
The Chamonix Valley is nestled between the beautiful mountains of the Mont Blanc range which can be easily accessed by cable car and chair lift. Summer is now in full swing here with the recent heat wave warming up France and along with it, most of Europe! Temperatures have reached over 30 degrees consistently in […] Read more