On Friday 23 February 2024, Luxembourg's Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth, together with the National Institute of Languages Luxembourg (INLL), announced thank more than 8,000 people have registered to discover a language or perfect their language skills.

Tuesday 20 February marked the start of the school year; for the spring semester, the INLL offers more than 500 language courses for adults, delivered in diverse formats such as eLearning, blended learning and intensive courses, offered on the three locations (INLL-Glacis, INLL-Belval and INLL-Mersch). 

The languages taught are German, English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Luxembourgish, Dutch and Portuguese.

To find one's language level

To register for a course, subject to availability, any interested adult who is not a beginner in the target language must complete an online test and make an appointment for an orientation interview. These steps prior to any registration are necessary to obtain a recommended level.

Appointments for orientation interviews are possible throughout the school year (see www.myinl.inll.lu).

What's New

- The launch of the Luxembourg podcast “Poterkëscht” on 22 February, INLL Poterkëscht, introducing the public to the Luxembourgish language. New episodes will be added weekly.

- The new SDLA Schwätzt Dir Lëtzebuergesch? augmented app, for tablets and smartphones, complements the SDL textbooks by offering an interactive and innovative learning experience. It allows the user to scan book pages and discover new content, such as a variety of additional exercises or other relevant information related to the subject of the page. This application will be available from March and will initially allow one to scan the pages of A1 and A2 books. A working group of INLL teachers is currently working on the use of the application for the B1 book.

- Level B2 is added to the LLO.lu application. Since its launch in September 2022, the free platform for learning the Luxembourgish language LLO.lu has continued its success and now has more than 72,000 people registered, i.e. 11,000 more subscribers than in September 2023. Continually adapted to the needs of the public and enriched with educational material, the platform also informs its visitors about activities linked to the Luxembourgish language and culture organised in the region, as well as information meetings for the public or for teachers.

- Introduction to the new Liela method for INLL and SFA trainers. The national contracted project Liela in Luxemburg between the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth, the INLL, the Adult Training Service (SFA) and Liechtenstein Languages (Liela), has entered into a first initiation phase. Training to familiarise INLL and SFA trainers with the new Liela language teaching method is currently being provided over a period of six weeks. Liela is an active and interactive method, unique in its kind, allowing you to acquire basic knowledge in a new language in a few weeks, focusing in particular on the exclusive use of the language to be taught orally. In addition to training for trainers, the INLL and the SFA are committed to adapting the concept of the Liela method, initially designed for learning the German language, to the French and Luxembourgish languages.

- The second session of the Zertifikat Lëtzebuergesch Léiere Léieren (ZLLL) training, for which registrations closed in January, begins this month for 17 candidates. This training, provided twice per academic year, is offered in blended learning format: 50% of the courses will be taught face-to-face including 15 hours in literature, 15 hours in linguistics and 30 hours in didactics. 50% of the training will be asynchronous remotely. This training is aimed at people who wish to train or improve as a teacher in the field of adult education, in municipalities or in a field subsidized by the State. Registrations for the start of the school year in September 2024 can be made from mid-June 2024.

- Teaching of Luxembourgish language and culture in high schools of the Nancy-Metz academy. Following the objective of the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth to promote the Luxembourgish language beyond the borders of the Grand Duchy, the INLL continues to provide introductory courses in the language and to Luxembourg culture for some 300 students from four high schools in the Grand Est academic region.