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.


Smoke build up at Insted

 | Insted
  Insted students had a day off due to smoke build up. This morning the building where Insted’s school is located was evacuated due to smoke build up. The smoke was caused by an electric fault in the basement of the building, but is now taken care of. No one was hurt and the fire […] Read more

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Ski & Study French, is it really possible?

 | Insted
  Do you know what the Insted students are up to after school? The Insted students have been studying French since the 12th of January and they are getting used to the life as a student at Insted. It has been snowing a lot in Chamonix and plenty of skiers are enjoying the great conditions. We asked our students, Emmy […] Read more

Welcome to our evening course

 | Insted
  Insted’s French evening course has started, time for you to join? Are you one of those who work or ski all day? We have you covered with our French evening course. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a job, already working or if you are in Chamonix for the great skiing. Speaking […] Read more

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Avalanche & glacier awareness course

 | Chamonix, Insted
Learn how to be safe in the mountains We have a long tradition of educating our students in basic avalanche and glacier awareness. It is a prioritised subject for us to provide this knowledge to our students so they can experience the mountains in a safer way. This course is included in Insted’s 15 week Ski […] Read more

Erik is climbing up the last path on Col du passon


 | Chamonix, Insted
  Get an introduction to avalanche & glacier awareness Insted has provided Chamonix with French language courses since 1999. Avalanche & glacier awareness has always been offered to our students and now we are doing the second FREE lecture about mountain safety for the season. Join us tonight on the 21st of January at Insted. The lecture […] Read more

Learning french in Chamonix

French evening courses

 | Insted
  Do you work or like to ski during the day? Then study French during the evening. Want to learn French while having a full-time job or are you spending your days up the mountain? To study French during the evening might be the best solution for you. We are starting our French evening courses on Tuesday the […] Read more


Useful Chamonix links

 | Chamonix
  Chamonix is not the most high tech town in the world but there is a few useful sites. During the last couple of years, the Chamonix online communities has been booming. Today we have running clubs, mailing lists and Facebook groups with over 15 000 members. As you might already know, communities comes and goes […] Read more