Courses & prices

French Courses available in Chamonix

At Insted Language School in Chamonix Mont Blanc, you can ski, climb, hike, bike or practise any of your favourite activities in Chamonix whilst studying the French language. 

The low-season in Chamonix during autumn is a very popular time for locals to head out in the mountains and enjoy the peace and quiet. It is a perfect time to study French and get to know the real Chamonix.

Intensive Course
From 260€
Course 19 November - 14 December 2018
1-4 weeks of intensive French
15 hours/week
Mornings 09:00-12:15
Intensive Program
Full course 980€
Course 19 November - 14 December 2018
4 weeks of intensive French
15 hours/week
Mornings 09:00-12:15
French Private lessons
From 50€/hour
Running all year
Private lessons in French, English and Italian
Tailored courses
Prep exams for DELF/DALF

This is the best period to study if you like snowboarding and skiing. It also includes the Mont Blanc Unlimited season pass for all the students who choose to study the French Winter Program.

French Intensive Course
From 260€
Starts between 7 January - 29 March 2019
1-11 weeks of intensive French
CSN Program 13 weeks available
Course starts every Monday
French Winter Program
3050€- 3910€
7 January - 29 March 2019
Minimum 8 weeks of intensive French
Unlimited lift pass included
Latest start date: 28 January 2019
French Private Lessons
From 50€/hour
Running all year
Private lessons in French, English and Italian
Tailored courses
Prep exams for DELF/DALF

Climbing, hiking and trailrunning are very popular summer season activities which are a brilliant compliment to our French courses. After the class you can meet up with your friends at the climbing wall “Les Gaillands” and practise your French with other climbers.

French Intensive Course
From 260€/week
Between 17 June - 16 August 2019
1-9 weeks of intensive French
Course starts every Monday
French Summer Program
2455€
17 June - 16 August 2019
9 weeks of intensive French
Mont Blanc MultiPass included
French Private Lessons
From 50€/hour
Running all year
Private lessons in French, English and Italian
Tailored courses

Don’t have time for a full time course? Why not consider our French evening course?

If you work in the valley or don’t have the possibility to study on one of our intensive courses, we can offer you a place on our evening course which runs based upon request with a minimum of 5 students per group. The evening courses are held every Tuesday and Thursday between 18:00 – 19:30.

Additional language courses

We can provide tailor made courses upon request or private lessons to suit your specific needs.

Price per hour 1 Hour 10 Hours 30 Hours
Private lesson - French 60€ 55€ 50€ Book now
Private lesson - English 60€ 55€ 50€ Book now
Private lesson - Italian 60€ 55€ 50€ Book now
Duo lessons 75€ 70€ 65€ Book now
Package prices 4 Weeks 8 Weeks 12 Weeks
French conversation course 98€ 195€ 289€ Book now
Evening course 320€ 600€ Book now
Price per week 1-2 Weeks 3-6 Weeks 7-10 Weeks 10-13 Weeks
Intensive French 260€ 230€ 215€ 200€ Book now
French for 50+ 260€ 230€ 215€ 200€ Book now
Tourism French 260€ 230€ 215€ 200€ Book now
Business French 260€ 230€ 215€ 200€ Book now

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General information about our language courses

This section is important for those who wish to know more about what is included in our course packages and how we teach in the classroom.

Language courses

Insted has provided language courses since our formation in 1999. Since the start we have been approved by the Swedish “National Board for Educa­tio­nal Assis­tance” (CSN), which is supporting evidence of the quality of our language courses. Our teachers here at Insted are not only teachers, they are specialists in teaching French to non-French speaking students, as a second language. We cooperate with (CUEF) Université Stendhal i Grenoble who oversee the level of our teaching at Insted. Students of all levels can book a course with us, from total beginners to teachers who are looking for a boost. Our intensive courses help students gain a basic and instantly usable conversation level of French, which is perfect for everyday life in Chamonix. An intensive course is definitely the fastest way to learn French. We think that reading and writing is very important but building dialogue and gaining the ability to speak is the main focus of our courses.

Accommodation

We always guarantee accommodation for our students but remember to book in advance as your preferred option may be booked up already. You can read more about our accommodation here

Lift pass

Insted has been working with Compagnie du Mont Blanc for several years. As our student we can offer you a reduced price on the seasonal lift pass if you study 4 weeks or longer. You must provide us with a passport photo and pay the full amount, minimum 1 week, before arrival. You can then collect your lift pass from our school reception and get straight into the mountains!

Study Pre-Winter 19th Nov – 14th Dec 2018

Are you looking for a job in Chamonix this Winter? Being able to speak at least some French will make a huge difference! This 4 week course is tailored to those who are busy throughout Winter but have some spare time before the season begins. The course runs between the 19th November – 14th December. Contact us or click the link below to book.

Climbing for students

Summer is a great time in Chamonix; it has a unique nature that offers many different and fun challenges. There is a range of outdoor activities to take advantage of in the valley, yet climbing remains the king pastime activity. For many of our students, they come here to study and climb as our Intensive Course has an alternating schedule; you can study in the morning then head out to enjoy the mountains in the afternoon or vice versa. If you are a climber at a beginner level or an experts who wishes to improve your mountains skills, there are exceptional mountain guides and workshops that you can participate and advance in:

Sports climbing & Alpinism
- Alpine climbing with an overnight bivouac or refuge

Theoretical education
- Glacier and mountain awareness
- Mountain safety

Practical education
- Rope techniques
- Use of glacier equipment
- Rescue

Mountain medicine
- Altitude sickness
- Energy & nutrition in the mountains
- Frostbite and hypothermia
- Training

There are over 200 mountain guides and leaders working with the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix and every July the Arc’Teryx Alpine Academy offer clinics for all levels to advance their mountain skills and gain alpine knowledge.

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Skiing for students

Life in Chamonix revolves around the mountains and this is why the combination of French studies with mountain activities is so great! Practice your French whilst enjoying your favourite sports. There is a lot of time for activities when you choose our French Intensive Course, you can go skiing every day, meet friends with similar interests and improve your French at our school. Ski lessons are not included in the Intensive Course but your seasonal lift pass is part of the French Intensive Program. We can help you get in touch with certified ski instructors and for you who want to learn basic avalanche and glacier awareness so that you can experience the mountains in a safer way; there are plenty of qualified guides to help you develop skills and knowledge in:

Avalanche awareness
1. Theoretical education
2. Practical education
- Avalanche, probe, shovel and transceiver training

Glacier awareness
1. Theoretical education
2. Practical education
- Rope techniques
- Use of glacier equipment
- Rescue

Mountain medicine
- Altitude sickness
- Energy & nutrition in the mountains
- Frostbite and hypothermia
- Training

 

Erik is climbing up the last path on Col du passon