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Challenge of the Week – Mind Mapping

 | Chamonix , Study languages
  This week, how about trying to tailor the language you are learning to suit you. In a notebook or on a sheet of paper create a mind map. Start with a single concept, something that interests you or is related to an area of your life, maybe a sport you like, a hobby or related […] Read more

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Great ways to improve your French. Part III – Classic French Movies!

 | Chamonix , Study languages
Lesser known facts; France is the birthplace of cinema and Paris has the highest density of cinemas in the world. Incroyable! So what better place to start than with French movies to immerse yourself in the French language. France has produced some award winning actors too; Vincent Cassel, Juliette Binoche, Jean Dujardin and Marion Cotillard to […] Read more

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

 | Chamonix , Insted
The famous Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc will start from Chamonix at 6pm on the 26th August. Considered one of the world’s toughest trail running races, this unique event will see around 2,300 participants attempt to complete the 170km with 10’000m altitude gain. Come and join us at the starting point in Chamonix and show your support! Photo & video: www.utmbmontblanc.com Read more

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Great ways to improve your French Part II – TV & Box Sets!

 | Chamonix , Insted , Study languages
There are more opportunities for learning French (for free) around you than you may realise. Your TV is a great option in the home to keep the French conversation flowing, all you have to do is tune in, watch and learn! When you’re getting ready for work in the morning, how about putting on your TV and tuning […] Read more

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Chamonix Guides Festival 2016

 | Chamonix
  The role of a Mountain Guide is a very special one. They inspire, mentor, push us and protect us as much as they can in our alpine adventures. Mountain Guides are especially important in Chamonix where the mountains can be a very daunting place. To show our appreciation of the work the Guides do, we […] Read more

Final few days with our Overland group

 | Chamonix , Insted , Study languages
After a rather soggy camping trip to Vallorcine at the weekend, our Overland group have had a fun few days learning French and exploring the mountains around Chamonix. The group had a great lesson with Tristan and Myriam learning about movies and comic books in French, and then watched the famous Asterix movie. Myriam created a […] Read more

Great ways to improve your French: Part 1

 | Chamonix , Insted , 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 a boring textbook. How about spending short bursts of time studying and slowly immersing yourself in the language in other ways? For example try spending an hour each […] Read more