Luxembourgish, a popular language
In recent years, Luxembourgish has been gaining popularity here and beyond our borders. The number of registrations for Luxembourg language courses at INL has thus more than doubled over the past 10 years, with 5,707 registrations for the 2021/2022 academic year compared to 5,533 registrations for French courses.
“The demand for Luxembourgish courses is very high, both here and abroad. This shows the importance of Luxembourgish as a communication and integration language, even in the perception of people who do not speak it or do not yet speak it. With the new platform, we enable those interested to learn the language in a fun and digital way, now worldwide”, pointed out Claude Meisch.
An attractive platform for everyday life and work
The LLO.LU educational platform offers users the opportunity to learn the Luxembourgish language interactively thanks to various lessons aimed at private and professional use. Access to this training platform is through a computer, as well as through an application designed for iOS and Android. The interface is available in four languages: German, French, English and Luxembourgish.
During the first registration, it is possible to take an assessment test to get an assessment of your current level in Luxembourgish and thus define an individual learning course. However, the test is not mandatory to access the content.
The chapters are structured thematically and each topic is supplemented with videos, explanations and exercises, and at the end you can evaluate your learning with the help of a small test.
Currently, the LLO.LU platform offers courses for levels A1 and A2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Another grade is added each school year.
Investment in education on a virtual and real level
The development costs of approximately 3.4 million euros in LLO.lu underline the commitment of the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth to support the Luxembourgish language: for 2 years, a team of 5 people developed material for an online platform that will continue to evolve over the next few years.
The educational platform can be used privately as well as by teachers in Luxembourg to provide customized materials to their students.
Interesting language-related activities will be organized within LLO.LU, either online or on various sites in the country. The updated agenda is available on the website. In addition, there is also information about other cultural events.
Press release of the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth