Multilingualism is omnipresent in Luxembourg, whether in everyday life or at work. In any situation, you should expect to speak a different language or be addressed in a different language.
In order to integrate as well as possible, it is important to speak several languages because of the multiculturalism in Luxembourg. The mastery of languages is a real political will in order to integrate newcomers as quickly as possible. All means are available today for people who want to learn new languages.
There is a wide range of language courses available in Luxembourg, both through public integration organizations and private structures.
The National Institute of Languages
The National Institute of Languages is a key player in language learning in Luxembourg. For a very modest annual fee, you can learn up to 8 languages including Luxembourgish, German, French, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese with certifications at the end. No more excuses for not integrating into Luxembourg’s many communities!
In Luxembourg, you will find many private companies offering language courses, either individually, inter-company or intra-company.
In most cases, these companies also organize intensive language courses for children and young people during the school vacations in French, German or English.
Luxembourgish language courses
Lëtzebuergësch is one of the 3 official languages in Luxembourg. Its mastery is essential to obtain the Luxembourgish nationality, since it requires a test of written and oral Luxembourgish.
Training leave to learn Luxembourgish
You work in Luxembourg and want to learn Luxembourgish? As an employee, self-employed or liberal profession, you can benefit from a specific paid leave to learn Luxembourgish or to improve your command of this language.
This special leave can be up to 200 hours over the course of your working career. The objective of this measure?
Learning Luxembourgish in municipalities and public institutions
With the aim of integrating their citizens, many Luxembourg municipalities offer Lëtzebuergesch courses to their residents. Please contact your commune of residence for more information.
The City of Luxembourg, for example, offers Luxembourg language and culture courses for adults. These courses are divided into four levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced and oral proficiency. Classes are held from September to July, twice a week. You will find detailed course content and schedules on the VDL website.
In addition, language support courses are given directly to new expatriate students in Luxembourg schools to facilitate their integration.
Public integration organizations such as ASTI or CLAE also offer courses in Luxembourgish and other official languages.
Learn Luxembourgish on the internet
There are also many ways to learn Luxembourgish outside of the courses given by the communes.
You are planning to move to Luxembourg but are still in your country of origin? This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the Luxembourgish language and learn the essentials of conversation. These Luxembourgish courses are not exhaustive.
allows you tolearn Luxembourgish for free, thanks to games, quizzes, audio tracks and videos. For further learning, individual courses are available online for a fee. Tests of listening and reading comprehension, articulation, writing and translation help to improve the level of oral and written language.
- The website of the Quattropole Luxembourg-Trier-Sarrebrücken-Metz offers e-learning courses in Luxembourgish specifically designed for French or English speakers.
- Learn Luxembourgish through games? It’s simple and successful with the Battaklang app by LaSauce which allows you to associate words and images, that is to say more than 1,000 Luxembourgish words to learn with a points system!
Language Café: learn a language in a friendly way!
A great free concept, both cultural, educational and gastronomic, the Language Café allows you to learn a language in a very friendly way! Plus you get to meet new people!
Several associations and places regularly organize language cafés. These include:
Check the facebook page of the Café des Langues to know the dates and places of meeting, once a month, the second last Tuesday of the month in general, and settle down, the D-day, at the table of your choice.
You will be able to practice French, English, Luxembourgish, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, etc. There are no limits! Around a BBQ, tapas or other, your learning will be linguistic, but also cultural and friendly.
The Maison des associations also organizes language cafés. See also his facebook page.
ASTI also organizes Language Cafés every last Wednesday of the month at the Centre Culturel Drescherhaus in Dommeldange. Please register in advance by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can practice Luxembourgish, French, German, English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. Drinks and childcare on site.
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