Learn French and Ride Chamonix

Tom Copsey Tom Copsey

Fancy getting shreducated? Insted are offering French language courses based out of Chamonix, so you can learn the language and shred the gnarl in your time off. Beats learning it from that old dame with the glasses who smelt of bistro and public toilets, that’s for sure.

If we weren’t ignorant, living in Germany and in desperate need of learning how to say Eichhörnchen in order to pass the espionage test, then we’d be be bang up for this. Here’s what it’s all about…

If you’re a snowboarder with a passion for adventure and travel, and a desire to learn French, then combine your language study with skiing and snowboarding in a location such as Chamonix Mont Blanc this winter season and you can reap all of the benefits of learning with adventure.

One such school offering french language courses in Chamonix Mont Blanc is Insted. Since it’s inception in 1997, their successful formula has allowed hundreds of students from all over the world to study French and enjoy their riding at the same time.

This Winter 2011, Insted offers weekly to semester long French courses for all levels with courses commencing 17 January 2011. Courses start from €172 per week for a full semester course, to €220 per week for a 10 week course. Insted can also sort your shared or private accommodation for you too, to make your travel experience as simple as possible.

In addition to the clear benefits of chosing to study in Chamonix is Insted’s local knowledge, know-how and access to discounted lift passes offering the budget conscious travellers an excellent opportunity to make the most of the mountains during their stay.

The Chamonix valley is one of the world’s most renowned for quality big mountain gnarl, backcountry terrain riding, with a decent park being added to the mix – in Les Houches – over the last years. Chamonix boasts some 140km of piste skiing, with 44 access lifts across the 5 mountains that make up the Chamonix valley.

So if you are interested in studying french and skiing/snowboarding, come to Chamonix Mont Blanc this winter 2010/11 and study with Insted. Winter course enrollements are now filling, to reserve your spot check out www.insted.com today. And if you’re more into beach culture and surfing, try French tuition in Biarritz and Spanish language courses in San Sebastian and Tenerife.

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