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Welcome to our blog

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.

Students at Insted Pre-winter

French Evening Courses

Want to learn French whilst having a full-time job or are you spending your days up the mountain? Maybe you made a new years resolution to tackle the French language for 2017, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps studying French during the evening might be the best solution for you? We have our next French evening intermediate […] Read more

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Snow in Chamonix

  Perfect powder was enjoyed by all at the weekend! Chamonix received a metre of snow between Friday and Saturday evening and now we are forecasted for the rest of the week to have sun, blue skies and cold temperatures to keep the snow light and fresh. A fun time to ski and snowboard for everyone! […] Read more

Idioms – back with a vengeance

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  “Ta gueule!” – your mouth. Meaning Shut up!   This week here are a few colourful French idioms to keep in mind! 1. J’ai l’estomac dans les talons – ‘I have my stomach in my heels’ Meaning – I’m starving 2. Je n’ai plus de jambes – ‘I don’t have any more legs’ Meaning […] Read more

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The Insted team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are closed from now until the 3rd January 2017. But look forward to seeing you all in the new year. If you have any questions or need to get into contact, email us at study@insted.com  Christmas carols […] Read more

Le Marché de Noël

  The Christmas market is here in Chamonix! Like the rest of France and Europe, towns and cities create Christmas markets for artisans, local food and speciality goods. Our local market has constructed little wooden cabins in the centre of town that are open from the 16th to the 30th December; definitely worth a visit […] Read more

Christmas French Vocabulary

It’s that time of the year when most of us are getting ready for Christmas! Planning days to visit family and friends; decorating the tree; watching and listening to Christmas movies and songs; counting down the days with an advent calendar; shopping for presents and making your own list for santa. Christmas is celebrated around […] Read more

Chamonix Ski Lift Opening Dates

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The Chamonix Valley is opening it’s ski lifts! Tha Grand Montets fully opened on Friday the 9th December and Flégére on Saturday the 10th. Brevent, Le Tour, Aiguille du Midi and Les Houches are all scheduled to open on Saturday the 17th of December! Here are the current chairlifts/cable-cars and trails that are open on […] Read more