As the founder of Learn Luxembourgish Skype Courses, the first online courses made specifically for English speakers to learn Luxembourgish, I’m often asked by our students where they can find good-quality audio material with English translations to improve their listening skills. I translated an English video recording of an interview by Tony Robbins into Luxembourgish - watch it here.Read More
I’m always glad when the Christmas break is over and I’m able to start the New Year with recharged batteries and a sense of renewed purpose.
Ech sinn ëmmer frou, wann d’Chrëschtdagspaus eriwwer ass an ech dat Neit Joer mat frësch geluedene Batterien an engem neien Elan kann ufänken.Read More
In March 2015, the Learn Luxembourgish book was published in Luxembourg and accompanied by a sigh of relief from the English speaking community: finally an English resource to learn Luxembourgish! And not only that. It is also still the only existing book to explain Luxembourgish step by step so you don't have to go searching for the answers elsewhere, everywhere.Read More
This time on the Learn Luxembourgish blog, we're going to meet Ashwini. She was born in India and moved to Luxembourg ten years ago. Let's see what motivated her to learn Luxembourgish and what tips she might have for other students.Read More
Luxembourg is today’s only remaining grand duchy, headed since 2000 by Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg of the House of Nassau-Weilburg. Have you ever wondered why Luxembourg is a Grand Duchy and where the Grand-Ducal family comes from?Read More
“If you need something and you can’t find it, make it yourself.” This is the motto of Anneke Hudson, a former corporate banking lawyer in London, and Farrah Gillani, an English graduate from Cambridge and ex-marketing manager. They both made Luxembourg their permanent residence after many years of country hopping and together they founded City Savvy Luxembourg, an online magazine that provides information for people living in, or visiting, the world's only Grand Duchy.Read More
I am extremely grateful and honoured to be featured as one of the top 28 people in Europe who are stirring and shaping European public life by the prestigious POLITICO Magazine.
On December 2, 2015, POLITICO released their list of "European high-fliers" under the heading POLITICO 28.Read More
Discover five unexpected facts about the small but endearing European country of Luxembourg.Read More
There is a goat at the wedding bustling in between guests. By that I don’t mean the derogatory term you may have had in mind when you were thinking of that acquaintance you have trouble tolerating. I was talking about the actual ruminant animal with the white or brown fur, mischievous look and that characteristic complaining sound.Read More
Fathers deserve to be honoured and pampered, too.
On the first Sunday in October, Luxembourg celebrates Father’s Day. In 2015, the date falls on October 4th. Fathers receive a small present from their children, usually something they made at school, and a present from their wives (this could be flowers or a new tool, perhaps).Read More
Leaving your native country is exhilarating at first. Everything is so new that you don’t think about your old home. Once you have settled into a routine, you start to notice the differences between your old home and your new one. Three years after leaving Luxembourg for Canada, I look back on my home country with different eyes.Read More
Wondering where Mother’s Day comes from and how to celebrate it in Luxembourg?Read More
A fun way to learn additional vocabulary, animal expressions also allow you to learn a little bit about the culture of Luxembourg. There are hundreds of animal expressions in Luxembourgish, some clearly vestiges of old farming wisdom, others colourful caricatures of animals to describe aspects of human nature. Here's my top 10.Read More
Finally, after two years of work, the book "Learn Luxembourgish: an English Beginner's Guide to Teach Yourself Luxembourgish" is out!
I spent the month of March in Luxembourg to launch it and was pleased to see that there was so much interest from the English speaking community to learn Luxembourgish. Thank you to everyone who came to a book signing event, it was a pleasure meeting you!Read More
You might witness something strange in Luxembourg on the weekend of February 22nd, in the form of a tall burning cross standing in the middle of a field lighting up the night sky. If you’re familiar with US history, you might think that something nefarious is going on but let me assure you, this is a very old and harmless tradition in Luxembourg and its surrounding areas to scare off the winter spirits and welcome spring back.Read More
It is with great pleasure that I learned of the One Lovely Blog Award Nomination I received from Barefoot in Luxembourg.
Thank you so much for the nomination!
The aim of this award is to reward a blog thatRead More
You can only learn to speak Luxembourgish if people reply to you in Luxembourgish. Let them know you're learning so that they can help you out with these cool accessories.Read More
It is bitter, watery and leaves me with an artificial aftertaste I can’t quite place. This is not at all how I remember egg nog! I’m standing in the milk aisle of my local Toronto grocery store and hand my sample back to the lady. I try not to look too disgruntled, after all, it’s not her fault, she has never hadRead More
I'm a big proponent of fun and diversity when it comes to language learning; we need to "change it up" to stay motivated. There are times when you can just listen to your target language, there are other times when you need to sit down and read, or gather all your courage and speak. Today is a time to play games.Read More