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 the 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).
- A1 Beginner: Be able to introduce oneself, express a wish/need; use polite forms of address; use days, months, time of 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 forms of address, narrate the plot of a film/book and discuss one's reactions to it; understand more complex stories.
- B2 Conversation: Display fluency in speech; be able to express oneself fluently, correctly and effectively in everyday situations (doctor's appointments, administrative appointments); can participate actively in conversations between native speakers; can understand a lecture/presentation in a work or training context.
|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 held in person and online!
Les inscriptions pour février sont complets.
Fees are set at €50 for 55 hours of class and €100 for 110 hours.
The following persons 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; beneficiaries of social inclusion income (revenu d'inclusion sociale – REVIS); persons recognised by the National Reception Office (Office nationale de l'accueil– ONA) or Luxembourg City’s Social Welfare Office (Office social) as being in need; 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 (Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse).