A2.2 intermediate* Luxembourgish conversation class
* this class 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
A luxembourgish class for advanced intermediate learners
The aim of the A2.2 class is for you to become comfortable expressing yourself in the past and using more complicated sentence structures with subordinating clauses such as if, when, because, then, in order to,… You’ll also learn how to use indirect speech, the passive voice and the conditional tense. You’ll be able to express preferences and opinions on personal topics and learn to understand topics in the news.
The class takes place once a week during 12 weeks. Each lesson lasts 60 minutes. The class size is limited to two to three students so that everyone gets ample opportunity to speak.
The class is taught in a virtual classroom which means that you will be able to see the material on your screen before and during the lesson and interact in writing as well as in speaking with the teacher.
The preparation work for each lesson includes studying vocabulary and grammar made available prior to each lesson and handing in homework assignments. After each lesson, you will also receive course notes.
In addition to classes with a teacher over Skype as described above, you'll also have access to a social networking group,where more resources are published. You'll be able to chat in Luxembourgish with me and other students and ask all kinds of questions. You'll also be able to organize informal Skype chats with your fellow students to further practise.
All A2.2 Conversation classes contain 12 lessons (one lesson/week) + preparation material + homework + course notes + access to our social platform with all of our students and teachers to practise even outside of your lessons.
Classes currently open for registration:
from January 12, 2019, on Saturdays from 2.15-3.15pm Luxembourg time (3 students, 350€/person, teacher: Ashwin, one lesson per week for 12 weeks)
from January 22, 2019, on Tuesdays from 7-8pm Luxembourg time (3 students, 350€/person, teacher: Flo, one lesson per week for 12 weeks)
from January 30, 2019, on Wednesdays from 6.45-7.45pm Luxembourg time (3 students, 350€/person, teacher: Ashwin, one lesson per week for 12 weeks)
Don't see a date that works for you? Interested in a partner class (2 students) or one-to-one lessons? Please email me, we can add custom classes.
Choose your preferred date below and register for your spot in a class.
Don't forget that our classes qualify for "congé linguistique" (Ministry of Work) in Luxembourg so that your employer could get reimbursed for the lessons.
We have also received our certification with the Ministry of Education for those of you who have lived in Luxembourg for 20+ years and would like to acquire Luxembourgish nationality through 24 hours of Luxembourgish courses (« cours avec programme agréé selon les dispositions de la loi du 8 mars 2017 sur la nationalité luxembourgeoise » ).
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. 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 because of the group nature of the courses. However, generally speaking, our teachers try to be reasonable and flexible if the situation allows for it and if you can give us enough notice. You can discuss this with your group on our social platform and ask if everybody agrees to move the lesson. You can also ask the teacher if they can meet you 20 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, I recommend booking a private one-on-one course, that way, you can custom schedule your lessons with the teacher.
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 and a half 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 2 years seems to be the average of time that passes between the start of studies and the passing of the exam.
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.
WHAT IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND AND WANT TO CANCEL YOUR LESSONS?
There is a 70€ non-refundable deposit on this A2.1 Conversation class in order to reserve your spot. Cancellations are accepted until immediately after the first lesson.
What language is this course taught in?
This A2.2 Conversation course is taught in Luxembourgish although the preparation material (grammar and vocabulary) is in English.