Tips & tricks on how to maximise your studying

Join our French Intensive Course this summer!

 | Insted, Study languages
Want to unlock your language learning potential? Immerse yourself this summer in Chamonix, learn French at Insted and spend your free time hiking, climbing or mountain biking in the beautiful Alps. If you are not already familiar with Insted, our language school is located in the heart of Chamonix, 500m from the Aiguille du Midi […] Read more

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Intensive French Course & Evening Classes this Summer!

 | Insted, Study languages
At Insted Language School in Chamonix Mont Blanc, you can climb, hike, trail run and bike this summer whilst studying the French language. Want to study French this summer? Our intensive French courses will begin on the 11th June 2018, suitable for beginner and intermediate level. Starting every Monday, you are welcome to join our Study Flex […] Read more

Joyeuses Pâques!

 | Chamonix, Study languages
If you are in and around Chamonix, you may have noticed the local chocolatiers display cases and supermarkets filling up with chocolate eggs, roosters, rabbits and more. Easter is celebrated throughout France, and if you are in town you can check out some of the best offerings from the pastry chefs in the Haute-Savoie region. Here […] Read more

10 common French words and expressions used in English

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It’s quite incredible just how much languages overlap! As people travel more and cultures blend together, ‘foreign’ words and expression are exchanged and adopted. Its natural to hear “ciao” outside of Italy as a form of greeting or parting and “bon appetit” is commonly heard outside of France as a salutation before eating a meal. Here […] Read more

Les Expressions de la Semaine

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Colloquial or ‘local’ expressions can be a bit bizarre (to say the least) and thus hard to explain. Il pleut des cordes! (it’s raining cords/ropes) Chaleur d’aout c’est du bien partout! (in the heat of August, everything is fine).. And yet, despite their trickiness, colloquialisms add colour and humour to any language. Here’s a selection of French […] Read more

La Bonne Direction – Lost in France

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Travelling to any foreign country can be an incredible experience and adventure.  It can also be daunting and overwhelming trying to navigate your way when you don’t speak the local language. Arriving armed with a little local knowledge and a few phrases up your sleeve can help you save precious holiday time and get you […] Read more

Bonne Saint-Valentin!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here’s some love related French vocabulary to brush up on before this romantic day: Expressions: Je t’aime – I love you Je t’aime bien – I like you Je t’aime beacoup – I like you very much Avoir un coeur d’artchaut – to fall easily in love Un coup […] Read more