For the past year, we've had great success with our series of "Talk with a Luxembourger" (TWAL) classes. Each lesson is structured around a conversational topic but doesn't include any grammar. The aim is just to speak and have a teacher present to correct your mistakes.
This TWAL A2 class can be taken by anyone who is currently taking, or has previously taken an A2.1 Conversation class.
TWAL classes are an excellent way to consolidate your knowledge that you've gained in the other classes and to improve your fluency.
We have 8 topics for this TWAL A2 class: sech kenneléieren, iwwer seng Famill a Fräizäit schwätzen, iwwer seng Aarbecht schwätzen, iwwer seng Vakanz schwätzen, Kommissioune maachen, gesond liewen, eng Persoun beschreiwen, iwwer nei Medie schwätzen.
Cancellations are accepted until immediately after lesson 1, at which point we refund the course fee minus a 50€ deposit.
Course fees for the 8 lessons:
400€ in total for a private one-on-one class (each lesson lasting approximately 30-45 minutes)
220€/person in a two-person class (each lesson lasting approximately 45 minutes)
200€/person in a three-person class (each lesson lasting approximately 45-60 minutes)
The TWAL A2 course is a purely conversational course without any grammar whatsoever. The idea is simply to speak Luxembourgish on certain topics. The teacher will ask questions to answer and will correct your mistakes as they occur. We will not use a virtual whiteboard, the lessons will take place over Skype only. During the lesson, the teacher will write down Luxembourgish words/expressions that come up into a Google Document but other than that there won’t be any lesson notes.
After you sign up, you will have access to a Quizlet flashcard set with basic vocabulary to review (this set includes the must-have vocabulary at this level). As well, for every lesson (for every topic), there will be an additional Quizlet set with the Luxembourgish questions and their English translation. This way, you will be able to learn some of that topic’s vocabulary before the lesson and if you’d like you can think about what your answers will be in advance of the lesson. There is no guarantee that all of a topic’s questions will always be asked as the aim of the class is really to talk freely and naturally and have your mistakes corrected as they happen. The teacher is also there to correct your pronunciation and syntax, and make sure everyone gets an equal turn to speak in a group setting.
The objective is to make sure you're able to have the basic conversations that the A2.1 level aims for.
The course is held in Luxembourgish (with the exception of the occasional word that might have to be translated to English).
Please note that TWAL courses do not qualify for the 24 hours to achieve Luxembourgish nationality.
Testimonial from Irene, Computer Scientist:
“TWAL helped me immensely to get the confidence I needed to speak about subjects of everyday life. It also helped me to put in practice all the knowledge learned in the previous courses.“
Currently, we are signing up for:
a three-person TWAL A2 class starting on October 3, 2019, taking place once/week for 8 weeks on Thursdays at 4.15pm Luxembourg time (teacher: Ashwin)
If this doesn’t suit you, please let me know if you'd like to organize a group or one-on-one TWAL A2 course at different days/times and what your preferred days/times for your lessons (once or twice a week) are. Email me: email@example.com