A1 Conversation Skype class

Learn Luxembourgish for beginner learners with a bit of pre-existing knowledge, class based on the Learn Luxembourgish Book

Currently available Skype classes:

A1 Conversation from November 19

Class level: A1 Conversation
Start date: November 19, 2019
Timing: Tuesdays from 9.45pm-10.45pm Luxembourg time
Lessons of 60 minutes each
Once/week for 12 weeks

This is a two-person partner class:
only 2 students in total in this class

Teacher: Anne
There will be a break during the Christmas Holidays

currently only 1 spot left!

Reserve your spot
A1 Conversation from November 21

Class level: A1 Conversation
Start date: November 21, 2019
Timing: Thursday from 10am-11am Luxembourg time
Lessons of 60 minutes each
Once/week for 12 weeks

This is a two-person partner class:
only 2 students in total in this class

Teacher: Sean
There will be a break during the Christmas Holidays.

currently only 1 spot left!

Reserve your spot

The A1 Conversation Skype class is certified by the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg and qualifies for the 24 hours of Luxembourgish lessons needed to receive the Luxembourgish nationality if you've lived in Luxembourg for at least 20 years.

This class also qualifies for a refund of up to 750€ for Luxembourgish lessons from the Justice Ministry in Luxembourg for students who have passed the Sproochentest or received citizenship after 24 hours of lessons.

A Luxembourgish class for beginners with a bit of pre-existing knowledge

How do I know this class is for me: If you have a good understanding of the grammar and conversation topics explained in the Learn Luxembourgish book, or if you have taken our A1 Basics course (or other A1 level courses), you are probably ready for the A1 Conversation class. The emphasis here is on speaking, speaking, speaking. It will allow you to put your basic knowledge into practice and start speaking about the topics of the A1 level (A1 refers to the beginner level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). You will not only be able to form your own sentences but also have short, basic conversations.

How is the class taught: The class takes place online through Skype once a week for 12 weeks in a row. Each lesson is 60 minutes long. The class is mostly taught in English while more and more Luxembourgish is introduced as the course progresses. After each lesson you will have access to online notes that summarize the activities of that day’s class.

How much work is involved: The preparation work for each lesson includes reviewing chapters of the Learn Luxembourgish book as well as studying additional vocabulary and grammar pertaining to each lesson (material made available to you in advance of each lesson). At the end of each lesson, voluntary homework will be given so that you can continue learning on your own time.

How many people are in each class: We have several options for the number of students in each class.

  • as a group class with a total of 4 students per class, 320€/person

  • as a group class with a total of 3 students per class, 350€/person

  • as a partner class with a total of 2 students per class (maybe you already have someone in mind to take this class with or we can look for someone to join you), 390€/person

  • as a private one-on-one class with just you and the teacher (in which case you can arrange the days and times of the lessons a bit more flexibly with the teacher), 640€

What are the topics covered in the course: dealing with administrations, small talk during social events, making and replying to an event invitation, talking about your likes and dislikes, leading a conversation with your doctor, talking about what you do at work and answering interview questions, talking to a real estate agent, getting to know Luxembourg and having conversations in different kinds of stores.

This class creates a deeper understanding of the Luxembourgish language as well as providing you with lots of opportunities to practise speaking.

Important Details about our Classes (click for details)

FAQ - What if you miss a lesson?

Some people are able to join the class even when traveling for work or for pleasure as all you need is an Internet connection and a computer or tablet. Sometimes people only connect on Skype through a mobile phone to listen to the class if they don't have a computer to access the virtual classroom. Our policy is that missed classes cannot be rescheduled or reimbursed. If you’ve missed a lesson, you can ask the teacher if they can meet you 5 minutes before the next lesson to answer any questions you might have about the notes of the lesson you missed. If you require more flexibility, we recommend booking a private one-on-one course, that way, you can custom schedule your lessons with the teacher.

FAQ - How long does it take before you're ready to take the Sproochentest, the language exam to acquire Luxembourgish nationality?

All our courses are laid out in such a way so as to maximize your time in order to pass the nationality exam if that is your aim. There's four courses: A1 Basics, A1 Conversation, A2.1 Conversation and A2.2 Conversation. Most people are ready to take the exam after that, if not, we supplement with private lessons.

Based on my experience, a year to two years is a reasonable time frame to expect in order to be able to pass the nationality exam. We've seen shorter than that, and we've seen longer than that, but two years seems to be the average of time that passes between the start of studies and the passing of the language exam for Luxembourg citizenship.

After the four courses we have developed, a lot of people have achieved the A2 / B1 levels required in order to pass the nationality test. However, there's no guarantee as everyone is different. It depends on how much you'll be able to study and practise your speaking outside of the lessons, too.

If you have a little bit of a background knowledge in Luxembourgish, this A1 Conversation course is your first step in getting ready to take the exam.

FAQ - What if you change your mind and want to cancel your lessons?

There is a 50€ non-refundable deposit on this A1 Conversation class in order to reserve your spot. Cancellations are accepted until immediately after the first lesson.

Timing of current classes not quite right? Want to organize private classes? Not sure about your level? Get in touch!

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