Next week will see the return of over 7,500 language learners, 130 teachers and 25 administrative staff to Luxembourg's Institut national des langues (INL) for the new semester.
The 2019-20 semester, starting on Monday 25 September 2019, will offer students more than 400 language courses in German, English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Luxembourgish and Portuguese.
In addition, the INL has announced various new projects and features. These include the development of an online learning tool for the Luxembourgish language with a private partner. This distance learning platform should be functional by the start of the 2020 school year.
The INL has also announced plans to adapt its courses and offer blended learning formulas, that is partly face-to-face and partly remote learning. For the autumn of 2019, a pilot project will be launched for the French, English and German courses. Luxembourgish courses will benefit from this from the start of the 2020 school year, as soon as the learning platform of the Luxembourgish language is finalised.
Moreover, the INL has developed online tests to make assessment of the Luxembourgish language more efficient. The placement tests will be made accessible to all after the test phase. As of September 2019, work has also begun on a new multilingual online registration platform. This should be operational by the beginning of the 2020 school year.
The new semester also foresees training sessions on Saturdays for people wishing to become a Luxembourgish language teacher (ZLSK qualification). This new schedule is considered better suited to active people.
Finally, at the request of the employment agency ADEM, the INL has joined the "Words4work" project as an expert partner. The project, co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), aims to facilitate the employability of jobseekers through the learning of French in four areas: trade, construction, hotel and catering and cleaning.
For further information and to register for classes, see www.inll.lu.