Description of course contents
The Institut français du Luxembourg is the official language and culture center of the French government in the Grand Duchy and offers French courses since 2015.
— Our courses
We offer a wide range of courses, individual or group, face-to-face or online, with an equally wide choice of days and times.
In addition to general French courses, we also offer courses for learning French for specific professional purposes.
All our French courses comply with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and will enable you to acquire an internationally recognized level.
— Our teachers
25 highly qualified and experienced teachers currently teach at the Institut français du Luxembourg.
To keep them up to date with the latest teaching methods, the Institut regularly organizes teacher training courses.
Each teacher chooses his or her own material to guide your progress in French; there is no single method or manual, but a common, rigid structure with grammar, vocabulary, and written and oral communication.
— Our approach
We offer a caring and stimulating environment to help you feel comfortable in French and make progress. The emphasis is on communication, both written and oral, with activities that encourage active participation from students. We’ve opted for an immersive method from the beginner level upwards, with fun activities to switch your brain to the French language and enable you to acquire rapid proficiency in the language. From the enrolment process to discussions with your teacher, everything is in French!
— Helping you every step of the way
From the start, we ensure that you join the most appropriate class for your level, by organising a placement test if necessary, and we regularly monitor your progress. At the end of your course, you can request a certificate of attendance, stating your level of French. Our duty is to offer you high-quality teaching and service, and to help you achieve your goals!
Your learning journey
— Levels of French: how does it work?
Each level, from A1 to C2, requires a certain number of hours of learning and the acquisition of specific language skills. These skills are practiced and assessed in 4 main skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. As soon as you pass one level, you can move on to the next – until you have perfected your command of the French language!
— A1 level
In A1 level, you will learn and be able to: understand and use common expressions and basic phrases to satisfy basic needs, introduce yourself and others, and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know, and things you own, interact in a simple way with other people, speaking clearly and slowly and ready to help you.
— A2 level
In A2 level, you will learn and be able to: understand frequently used expressions and phrases related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), communicate on familiar and routine matters in simple and direct exchanges of information, describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and immediate needs.
— B1 level
In B1 level, you will learn and be able to: understand factual information, short stories, or narratives, grasp the main points of a report, interview, or discussion in a radio program, identify the type of communication, and determine the author’s intention, understand the main points of an authentic short story or text on subjects of personal or professional interest, talk about work experience.
— B2 level
In B2 level, you will learn and be able to: understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization; interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain; produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects; express your views on a topical issue, explaining the advantages and disadvantages.
— C1 level
In C1 level, you will learn and be able to: understand a wide range of long, demanding texts, and recognize their implicit meaning; express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much searching for words; use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, social and professional purposes; produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.
— C2 level
In C2 level, you will learn and be able to: understand with ease virtually everything you hear or read; summarise information from different written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; express yourself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely; differentiate between the finest nuances of meaning, even in complex situations.
How to register?
— Step by step
2 Fill out the registration Google form – you will find the link to the form corresponding to each course on the page of the course in question.
3 Do your placement test if you don’t know your level in French yet! This test is made of two parts: a written online assessment and then an online oral interview via ZOOM. The test costs € 25.
4 Receive your learning contract for signature, invoice for payment, and our General Terms & Conditions for agreement!
5 Receive confirmation and information about your classes and the first day of orientation schedule two or three days before your starting date.
6 Start your course! Enjoy your adventure in French with us!
— Deadlines and payment
Course registrations open 5 weeks before the start of the session.
One week is needed to organise a placement test, from registration to test result. This test is not required for complete beginners or for anyone who can present a certificate of level less than 12 months old.
Full payment for your course must be made at least 3 days before the start date of the session, in order to guarantee access to the course.
OLAI / ADEM / CAI vouchers are not accepted.
The Institut français du Luxembourg only accepts bank transfers. The Institut’s bank details can be found on your contract and invoice.
Enjoy your adventure in French with us!
Your experience and learning environment are important to us, and we’re here to support and guide you every step of the way.
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