French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese … I don’t know which one to choose! By Wise Expat Sage Dear Wise Expat Sage, I recently moved to Luxembourg when my partner got transferred here. Before I begin working, I’d like to take a language course to feel more comfortable in social situations. My question: which language should I […]
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KAYL — What started off as a mission to spray paint a simple anti-capitalist message on an old building turned into a frustrating ordeal for one teen when he couldn’t figure out which of his five languages to use. Yannick Pereira, 17, had hoped to spray paint the words “I shop therefore I am” to […]
In an upscale cafe on the Grand Rue in Luxembourg’s capital, Helen Porter and six other adults stand in a circle and hold hands. “We are Luxembourgish, we deserve to be Luxembourgish, but we cannot speak Luxembourgish,” they say in unison. “And that’s okay.” Porter is leading a weekly meeting for people who obtained the […]
LUXEMBOURG-VILLE — In response to a recent petition asking the state to provide free Luxembourgish lessons to anyone who wants them, expats all around the country are admitting that such a plan, well, doesn’t go far enough. “Cute idea, but here in the real world, our time is precious,” said one expat. “Between work, my […]