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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 a diploma 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
  • 4796-4142

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 Lavandier L-1924 Luxembourg

 

Course schedule

Venue Level Times Days Course length 
Gare  A1.1 Beginner 08:30–10:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
Bonnevoie  A1.2 Beginner 08:30–10:10 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
Bonnevoie  A1.1 Beginner 17:30–19:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
Bonnevoie  A1.2 Beginner 19:30–21:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
Gare  A1.2 Beginner  17:30–19:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
Gare  A1.1 Beginner 19:30–21:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours 
Cents  A1.2 Beginner 09:20–13:00 Saturday  55 hours
         
Gare  A2.2 Intermediate 08:30–10:10 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
Gare  A2.1 Intermediate  10:20–12:00 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
Gare  A2.2 Intermediate  12:15–13:55 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours
Gare  A2 Intermediate (intensive course)  12:15–13:55 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 110 hours
Cents  A2.1 Intermediate   17:30–19:10 Tuesday and Wednesday 55 hours
         
Bonnevoie  B1.1 Advanced  08:30–10:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
Bonnevoie  B1.1 Advanced  19:30–21:10 Tuesday and Thursday  55 hours 
Cents  B1.2 Advanced  09:20–13:00 Saturday  55 hours 
         
Bonnevoie  B2 Conversation  17:30–19:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours 
Hollerich  Conversation and reading in class  19:30–21:10 Monday and Wednesday  55 hours
 

Sign up

The second semester will begin on 10 February 2020 and registration will open on Friday, 24 January 2020.

Registration 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 the social inclusion income (REVIS);
  • people recognised as being in need by the Luxembourg Reception and Integration Agency (Office luxembourgeois de l'accueil et de l'intégration – OLAI) 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

42, place Guillaume II

Opening hours

Monday–Friday

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