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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

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  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

  “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 Glossaire Gastronomique Part I

Cooking has had an exciting revival in recent years thanks to Instagram, cafe culture, cooking programmes and celebrity chefs. The first cookbook to be printed was a collection of Roman recipes, called ‘Apicius’, which was compiled circa 900 AD. The first television celebrity chef was Julia Child, who aired on American television in 1963 with her […] Read more

Adverbs – Doucement mais sûrement

What is an adverb? An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a verb, adjective or another adverb. French adverbs never change their form, the only exception to this rule is tout (all). For example, tout seul meaning all alone, will change depending on the subject pronoun – il est tout seul; elle est […] Read more

Study french in Chamonix

Pre-Winter French Course 2016

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  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! Or 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 […] Read more