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What? When? Where? Why?
As society becomes ever more multi-cultural, 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, Luxembourg City offers annual Luxembourgish language and culture courses, grouped into four different 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 National Education, Children and Youth (Ministère de l'Education nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse). They bear the quality label for adult courses and entitle attendees to training leave (specifically: linguistic leave).
For information, please contact the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques (Integration and Special Needs Department) on the following numbers:
- 4796-4148 and
- A1 Beginner: introducing oneself, expressing a desire; greetings; days, months, hours of the day, numbers; recognising simple everyday expressions; understanding and answering simple questions.
- A2 Intermediate: imperative, past tense, relative clause; narrating simple events in the past; making comparisons; understanding the topic of an everyday conversation; understanding and answering more detailed questions; understanding key information from the news (radio, TV).
- B1 Advanced: passive voice, indirect speech; setting out the pros and cons surrounding an issue and suggesting alternative solutions; communicate using more sophisticated expressions, narrating the plot of a film/book and discussing one's reactions to it; understanding more complex stories.
- B2 conversation: practising fluency of speech; expressing oneself fluently, correctly and effectively in everyday situations (doctor's appointment, administrative appointment); participating actively in conversations between native speakers; understanding a lecture/presentation in a work or training context.
Classes begin on 16 September 2019.
|Bonnevoie||A1.1 Beginner||Monday and Wednesday||8:30–10:10||55 hours|
|Gare||A1.1 Beginner||Tuesday and Thursday||8:30–10:10||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A1.2 Beginner||Tuesday and Thursday||10:20–12:00||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A1 Beginner||Monday and Wednesday||10:20–12:00||110 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A1 Beginner intensive||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday||12:15–13:55||110 hours|
|Cents||A1 Beginner||Tuesday and Thursday||15:15–16:55||110 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A1.1 Beginner||Monday and Wednesday||17:30–19:10||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A1.1 Beginner||Monday and Wednesday||19:30–21:10||55 hours|
|Gare||A1.1 Beginner||Monday and Wednesday||17:30–19:10||55 hours|
|Cents||A1.2 Beginner||Tuesday and Thursday||17:30–19:10||55 hours|
|Hollerich||A1 Beginner (German speakers)||Monday||17:30–19:10||55 hours|
|Cents||A1 Beginner||Tuesday and Thursday||19:30–21:10||55 hours|
|Cents||A1.1 Beginner||Saturday||9:20–13:00||55 hours|
|Gare||A2.1 Intermediate||Tuesday and Thursday||8:30–10:10||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A2.2 Intermediate||Monday and Wednesday||8:30–10:10||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A2 Intermediate||Tuesday and Thursday||10:20–12:00||110 hours|
|Gare||A2.1 Intermediate||Tuesday and Thursday||12:15–13:55||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A2 Intermediate||Tuesday and Thursday||15:15–16:55||110 hours|
|Hollerich||A2 Intermediate (German speakers)||Wednesday||17:30–19:10||55 hours|
|Gare||A2.1 Intermediate||Monday and Wednesday||19:30–21:10||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A2.2 Intermediate||Tuesday and Thursday||19:30–21:10||55 hours|
|Bonnevoie||A2 Intermediate||Monday and Wednesday||19:30–21:10||110 hours|
|Bonnevoie||B1 Advanced||Tuesday and Thursday||8:30–10:10||110 hours|
|Gare||B1 Advanced||Tuesday and Thursday||10:20–12:00||110 hours|
|Bonnevoie||B1 Advanced||Tuesday and Thursday||15:15–16:55||110 hours|
|Bonnevoie||B1 Advanced||Tuesday and Thursday||17:30–19:10||110 hours|
|Bonnevoie||B1.2 Advanced||Monday and Wednesday||17:30–19:10||55 hours|
|Cents||B1.1 Advanced||Saturday||9:20–13:00||55 hours|
|Gare||B2 conversation||Friday||12:15–13:55||55 hours|
|Hollerich||Conversation and reading in class||Monday and Wednesday||19:30–21:10||55 hours|
Registration will open in August.
For more information, and to find out if spots are still available, please contact the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques.
Fees are set at €50 for 55 hours of class and €100 for 110 hours.
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 guaranteed minimum income (GMI);
- people recognised as 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 National Education and Vocational Training.