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About the Institut national des langues Luxembourg

The Institut national des langues is a public centre for adult learning and certification of modern language skills.

In a friendly environment of meeting and exchange, it offers opportunities for personal and professional development for the benefit of learners and all the communities with which it interacts.

This organisation and its pedagogical orientation reflects the linguistic flexibility of Luxembourg, which not only has three administrative languages, but also hosts a wide variety of expatriates and a large number of cross-border workers.

Your gateway to integration and personal development

This linguistic melting pot naturally commits the institute to promoting multilingualism, contributing to the employability of people, facilitating social integration and intercultural exchange through languages, and training language teachers. With a nationwide presence, the INL organises international language examinations and tests in collaboration with a network of partners. It is recognised as a national certification centre for regulated diplomas and certificates in the Luxembourg language.

A centre of exchange and encounters

The INL provides a welcoming and interactive environment to extend the exchanges and dialogue created during the courses through a diversified agenda of events and meetings.

What we do

The INL is a public centre for modern language learning and certification, committed to promoting plurilingualism, facilitating social integration, contributing to people’s employability, facilitating intercultural exchange through languages and training staff.

Discover all our language courses

The INL offers courses for adults in 9 languages:

The range comprises:

  • general language courses for beginners and non-beginners.
  • courses with specific objectives, e.g. Deutsch für den Beruf, Business English, Deutsch für Juristen, Italian for the media, etc.
  • training for Luxembourgish language-teaching (Zertifikat Lëtzebuerger Sprooch a Kultur – ZLSK).

In 2016, the INL received more than 13,000 registrations from some 130 nationalities and offered more than 55,000 learning hours.

Des certifications luxembourgeois sont aussi disponibles:

“Lëtzebuergesch als Friemsprooch”
“Sproochentest Lëtzebuergesch”, which gives access to the Luxembourg nationality

Certification of language skills

The INL organises international language examinations and tests in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Cambridge University, Instituto Cervantes, France Éducation International, Università per Stranieri di Perugia and Universidade de Lisboa.

German – Goethe Zertifikat – Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
English – Cambridge English Language Assessment – International English Language Testing System
Spanish – Diplomas de Español como lengua extranjera
French – Diplôme élémentaire/approfondi de la langue française – Test de Connaissance du français
Italian – Diploma della Lingua Italiana
Portuguese – Diploma de Português Língua Estrangeira

Teaching Luxembourgish with the Zertifikat Lëtzebuerger Sprooch a Kultur (ZLSK)

Are you interested in training adults as a teacher of Luxembourgish?

The Zertifikat Lëtzebuerger Sprooch a Kultur (ZLSK) will be offered at the Institut national des langues (INL) from 2022.

This course is aimed at people who wish to train or improve their skills as a teacher of the Luxembourg language and literature in the field of adult education in municipalities or in a field regulated by law. 

We would be delighted to receive your application!

Our staff: over 150 professionals at your service

The INL team is composed of more than 100 people specialised in teaching foreign languages to adults: 

  • teachers
  • native speaker lecturers
  • adult educators
  • trainees

In addition to this team dedicated to languages, there are about fifty people who make up the administration, technical and maintenance departments.

Our facilities

Our media libraries, Lingua restaurant and language tandems.

Our locations

Luxembourg Glacis

Possible courses:

German, English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Luxembourgish, Dutch, Portuguese

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Belval

Possible courses:

German, English, Spanish, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese

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Mersch

Possible courses:

German, English, French, Luxembourgish

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