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Summer has arrived at the Chateau!

Summer 2014 has landed! It only feels like yesterday since last year’s memorable season, but here we are again, ready to create more long lasting and unforgettable moments. Students will be coming to visit the Chateau from far and wide over the summer months, learning everything from archery to how cider is made! The […]

EFL Easter 2014!

We thought we’d share some photos from our Easter EFL camp from April and May this year! We had such a great group of students, they were enthusiastic to take part in all our great on-site activities and, of course, made great progress with their English thanks to our brilliant teachers Benedict, Antonia and […]

CHATEAU UPDATE: Just the beginning

By Jack Franks

It seems crazy to think we are already in March this year, with the sun starting to show its face on a more regular basis and the winter air beginning to clear. Here at Chateau Beaumont we are well under way into the season as the first schools of the year have […]

Fancy a little French Noel?

We all know how a traditional English Christmas pans out, but how about a French Christmas? Take a look below and discover how different our traditions are.

Gifts

There’s no hanging of stockings on the mantelpiece in France; use your shoes instead.

French children place their shoes in front of the fireplace hoping that they will be […]

Happy Halloween Mon Chere!

So it’s that the time of year again when ghouls and goblins walk our streets without a care in the World;  it’s Halloween of course.
We are all familiar with how the UK celebrate the festival, our trick or treating and Pumpkin carving but exactly how do our continental friends fair against our traditions? To France we go!

Toussaint

The […]

Funny French Mistranslations

French may be hard enough to learn but take a look at the weird and funny literal translations which can occur from some of the best known phrases:

C’est la fin des haricots (This is the end of beans) – This is the last straw
On n’apprend pas aux vieux singes de nouveaux trucs (You can’t […]

Our Favourite French Vocab

Here’s a few of our favourite French words; you can visit our Facebook page and keep up to date with our ‘word of the day’ too.
Marionette – Puppet

Ouf – Phew
Un paraluie – Umbrella
Un papillon – Butterfly

Un jet d’eau – Fountain
Monseiur méteo – Weather man (Mr Weather)
Un trombone – Paperclip

Breakfast Bonanza

Like Kellogg’s we know it’s important to start your day right, which is why we found their recent study quite alarming. On average 2.4 children in each class go to school on an empty stomach!*

This certainly wouldn’t happen at Chateau Beaumont where we have a wide variety on offer before the student’s daily adventures […]

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Lost in translation? – Let Chateau Beaumont help

Languages are important- Eddie Izzard even agrees!
The Guardian has started a National debate concerning the importance of learning languages in schools and has discovered that amazingly one in six school children in the UK speak a forgein language as their mother tongue. But why does this concern us?

Well, as you know, we have various […]

Fancy being a millionaire?

‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ has been a TV favourite for years but Chateau Beaumont brings it to life on stage. Mood lighting, theme music and the ‘hot seats’ are placed on stage for the willing contestants from each school. It was time to begin.

Asked what they would spend their £1m winnings on; […]