Expat guide: Language learning in Luxembourg
Read Expatica's short introduction to our Languages section for Luxembourg to find out where you can learn to speak like a local and how fellow expats are coping with their struggle to learn a new language.
Learning a new language
Whatever your attitude to language learning, intercultural specialists all agree that learning the local language of your new country of residence is a crucial step to understanding your adopted culture.
Whether you are learning German or French or Luxembourgish, gather tips on learning languages from experts. Read about how to survive the language learning curve and keep making progress. Also invest in a good dictionary that translates from your native language to that of your new country of residence and vice versa, and make an effort to learn the local language.
Finding an expat language course
Find the right language course for you, or read about how the internet can help aid your learning. Find out if your local government subsidises courses for expats to learn the local language or if your employer finances language training. You may also decide to try learning the language on your own.
Raising children bilingually
Children take language learning in their stride, and any anxiety about learning a new language is generally felt only by parents. Check out Expatica's article on language issues for expat families, which offers strategies for multilingual families.
Expats learning the local lingo
Language learning is a favourite topic for bloggers, so check out Expatica’s Blogs & Photos channel, such as one blogger who shares her insights on successfully ordering in a Luxembourg McDonald’s. Also, go to Expatica’s forums to see if you can pick up expat language learning tips, or simply wallow in the fact that others are facing the same uphill struggle as you. Persevere! You’ll get there in the end.
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