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What? When? Why?

As society becomes ever more multicultural, linguistic skills and cross-cultural knowledge are increasingly crucial factors in the integration of people from different backgrounds and cultures, and allow citizens to connect with one another. With this in mind, the City of Luxembourg offers annual Luxembourgish language and culture courses, grouped into four levels. Courses generally run from September to July, with classes twice a week for 1 hour 40 minutes.

At the end of the academic year, students who have attended at least 70% of classes receive an attendance certificate from the City of Luxembourg. They also receive a certificate from the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse).

The courses are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth. They bear the quality label for adult courses and entitle attendees to training leave (specifically: linguistic leave).

For more information, please contact the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques (Integration and Special Needs Department) on the following numbers:

  • 4796-4148 and
  • 4796-2595

Course objectives

  • A1 Beginner: be able to introduce oneself, express a need; use greetings; use days, months, hours of the day, numbers; recognise simple everyday expressions; understand and answer simple questions.
  • A2 Intermediate: be able to use the imperative, past tense, relative clauses; narrate simple events in the past; make comparisons; understand the topic of an everyday conversation; understand and answer more detailed questions; understand key information from the news (radio, TV).
  • B1 Advanced: be able to use the passive voice, indirect speech; set out the pros and cons surrounding an issue and suggest alternative solutions; communicate using more sophisticated expressions, narrate the plot of a film/book and discuss one's reactions to it; understand more complex stories.
  • B2 Conversation: reach a certain fluency of speech; be able to express oneself fluently, correctly and effectively in everyday situations (doctor's appointment, administrative appointment); can participate actively in conversations between native speakers; can understand a lecture/presentation in a work or training context.

Where

Centre culturel Bonnevoie 2, rue des Ardennes L-1133 Luxembourg
Centre sociétaire Cents 167, rue de Trèves L-2630 Luxembourg
Centre culturel Gare 29, rue de Strasbourg L-1351 Luxembourg
Centre sociétaire Hollerich 36, rue Émile Lavandier L-1924 Luxembourg

 

Classes are currently being taught online.

Course schedule

Luxembourgish language and culture courses (2020–2021) 

Level  Code District Time Days Course length 
A1.1 Beginner LA-LB-587  Gare  8:30–10:10 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
  LA-LB-588 Bonnevoie  10:20–12:00 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
  LA-LB-589  Bonnevoie   17:30–19:10  Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
  LA-LB-590 Bonnevoie  19:30–21:10 Tuesday and Thursday   55 hours 
           
A1.2 Beginner  LA-LB-591  Bonnevoie   8:30–10:10  Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
  LA-LB-592  Gare  8:30–10:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
  LA-LB-593 Bonnevoie  10:20–12:00 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
  LA-LB-594 Bonnevoie   17:30–19:10  Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
  LA-LB-595 Bonnevoie  19:30–21:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
           
A2.1 Intermediate  LA-LB-596 Gare  10:20–12:00 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
  LA-LB-597 Gare  19:30–21:10  Monday and Wednesday  55 hours 
           
A2.2 Intermediate LA-LB-598  Bonnevoie  8:30–10:10  Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
  LA-LB-600 Cents 9:20–13:00 Saturday  55 hours
  LA-LB-599 Gare   17:30–19:10  Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
           
A2 Intermediate (intensive course)  LA-LB-601 Gare  12:15–13:55 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday   110 hours 
           
B1.1 Advanced  LA-LB-602  Gare  10:20–12:00 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
  LA-LB-603 Bonnevoie 17:30–19:10  Monday and Wednesday 55 hours
           
B1.2 Advanced  LA-LB-604 Gare 8:30–10:10 Monday and Wednesday 55 hours
  LA-LB-605 Bonnevoie  8:30–10:10 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
  LA-LB-606 Cents 9:20–13:00 Saturday  55 hours
           
B1.3 Advanced  LA-LB-607 Bonnevoie  19:30–21:10  Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
           
B2 Conversation  LA-LB-608 Bonnevoie  19:30–21:10  Monday and Wednesday  55 hours

During enrolment, students already enrolled in a class will be given priority.

Enrolment

Enrolment fees

Fees are set at €50 for 55 hours of class and €100 for 110 hours.

Reduced fee

The following people are eligible for a reduced fee of €10 per course upon presentation of the discount VOUCHER:

  • job seekers who are registered with the National Employment Agency (Agence pour le développement de l'Emploi – ADEM) and assigned to a language course by their counsellor;
  • recipients of social inclusion income (revenu d'inclusion sociale – REVIS);
  • people recognised as being in need by the National Reception Office (Office nationale de l'accueil – ONA) or a social welfare office;
  • applicants who have signed the Welcome and Integration Contract (Contrat d’accueil et d’intégration – CAI).

Free online Luxembourgish courses are offered by the QuattroPole network of cities and the University of Luxembourg.

A full list of high schools, organisations and municipalities that offer Luxembourgish courses is available on the website of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth.

Contact details

Luxembourg City Hall

13, rue Notre-Dame
L-2240 Luxembourg

Opening hours

Monday-Friday

8:00–12:00 and 14:00–16:00, or by appointment