Learn Luxembourgish Blog
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.
That is the motto of Bob Walton, a US citizen who came to Luxembourg in 2000 with his wife (girlfriend at the time) who had accepted a position with a bank in Luxembourg. 16 years later, he speaks German and is now perfecting his Luxembourgish with Skype courses.
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.
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?
“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.
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.
Discover five unexpected facts about the small but endearing European country of Luxembourg.
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.
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).
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.