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 […] Read more
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The cornflower or le Bleuet de France – like the Remembrance Poppy in the UK – is the symbolic flower used by the French in memory of the victims and those who served in World War I. Like the poppy, the cornflower flourishes in desolated land that has been devastated. From the trenches, the vibrant […] Read more
On the 31st of October Halloween is celebrated in France, but is a far more discreet event and less popular compared to the US or UK. After All Hallow’s Eve, there is the celebration for All Saints’ Day or All Hallow’s Day on the 1st November and followed with All Souls’ Day on the 2nd […] Read more
Joyeux Halloween à tous! I hope you all have your costumes ready! Here’s some French Halloween vocabulary to get you started: fêter – to celebrate hanter – to haunt effrayer, faire peur – to scare se déguiser – to dress up jouer un tour à quelqu’un – to play a trick on someone avoir peur […] Read more
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. The Aiguille du Midi is open 8h10-15h30 everyday, so it’s a perfect time, with these clear blue sky days, to head up 3,842m to view the beautiful landscape! This […] Read more
If you’re a real horror movie fan, you are going to love Cinema Vox’s Surprise movie on Halloween night right in the centre of town. Showing at 18h00 on the 31st October, Cinema Vox with give you a great fright for only 4€! If you prefer staying in for the evening, here are 3 of […] Read more
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 […] Read more