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Free online Luxembourgish course from September

Free online Luxembourgish course from September

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The scheme aims to address the growing demand for language classes, a key component of citizenship applications and the employment market.

The scheme aims to address the growing demand for language classes, a key component of citizenship applications and the employment market.

Luxembourg National Institute for Japanese Language in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg

Photo courtesy of Serge Waldbillig

Due to rising demand both in the Grand Duchy and abroad, a free online Luxembourgish class to teach the language will begin in September, Education Minister Claude Maish said Thursday.

The online platform operated by the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (INL) will initially offer free language education for beginners and then expand to include advanced-level students, the Ministry of Education said in a statement Thursday. ..

Learners can choose from four language instruction (English, German, Portuguese and French) in the interface, in addition to the Luxembourgish version, for those who are knowledgeable and want to practice further.

The program includes modules for formal learning centered on vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, as well as informal topics such as news and culture, as well as specialized modules on numerous academic and professional subjects. It will be.

The learning platform also includes social networks where learners around the world can exchange ideas.

INL already offers Luxembourgish courses for adults Three locations in the country, the fourth will open soon. In 10 years, the number of registrations has more than doubled from 2,614 learners in 2011 to 5,681 this year.

The high demand has increased the need for teachers. According to the government, the number of Luxembourgish teachers at INL has increased from 33 to 60 over the past seven years.

Luxembourgish was written in the national constitution as a national language this year as part of a broader reform. Along with French and German, it is one of the three official languages.

The interest in language is partly explained by the number of people pursuing Luxembourg citizenship in a country where nearly half of the residents have foreign nationality. The government is already The process of acquiring citizenship.

was there I’m particularly interested in learning a language from Brazilians, Many can apply to obtain Luxembourg citizenship through their ancestors.

More than one-third of all job ads posted by national unemployment agencies Requesting the applicant to speak Luxembourgish, Labor Minister Dan Kölsch said last summer.


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