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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.

Join our Winter French Intensive course in 2019!

 | Insted, Study languages
It’s time to make that New Year’s Resolution! You can join our Intensive French course from 1-12 weeks, starting on Monday the 7th January 2019. Come and improve your French language with us! You can find details for pricing and other options right here.     Need a place to call home while you study? We can […] Read more

Joyeux Noël

 | Chamonix, Insted
It’s that time of the year when most of us are getting ready for Christmas. We are sure you are all planning your holidays to visit family and friends; decorating the tree; watching Christmas movies and listening to songs; counting down the days with an advent calendar; shopping for presents and making your own list […] Read more

La Variété Française II

 | Study languages
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

Faux Amis

 | Study languages
The false friend aka faux amis is a thorn in the side of any student learning a new language. A “false friend” refers to a word that is identical or similar in two languages but its meaning is very different. Here are a few to keep in mind, so that your next french exchange won’t be […] Read more

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December events in Chamonix

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Here are some upcoming events this month you won’t want to miss: The Youth Indoor Climbing competition is taking place between 08h00-13h00 on Saturday the 1st December at the Salle Mont-Blanc Escalade in Les Houches. For youths ages 8 to 15 years old, the registration fee is €18 on the day. Head down to Moody Coffee Roasters to […] Read more

Chamonix Lift Pass Information 2018-2019

 | Chamonix, Insted, Study languages
Winter is coming! The best deals on seasonal and annual lift passes for 2018-2019 have been available since the 20th October. If you haven’t already purchased your lift pass, here are the rates for the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass: Season 2018-2019: Price from 20th October to the 30 November 2018: 1,014.00€ Price from the 1st December 2018: […] Read more

Pre-winter French Intensive Course is now running

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Are you 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! 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 French Course aimed […] Read more