Luxembourgish nationality - application for accreditation of syllabuses for Luxembourgish language classes
Under the provisions of the Law of 8 March 2017 on Luxembourgish nationality, training bodies may apply for accreditation of the syllabuses for their Luxembourgish language classes.
An adult who has been living legally in the Grand-Duchy for at least 20 years may apply for Luxembourgish nationality by option. The procedure requires the person to attend Luxembourgish language classes according to a syllabus that has been accredited by the Minister with responsibility for education.
Conditions for accreditation
The conditions for accreditation being granted for a syllabus are as follows:
- the course provider must be legally established in the Grand Duchy;
- the classes must be held in an institutional context;
- the level of the course and any pre-requirements must be posted publicly;
- the learning outcomes must be clearly stated;
- the duration of the training in hours is laid down (at least 30 hours);
- attendance is checked on the basis of a list of signatures;
- a certificate of attendance is issued on the basis of the check on attendance.
The accreditation of syllabuses for Luxembourgish language classes under the provisions of the Law of 8 March 2017 on Luxembourgish nationality is strictly limited to the accredited Luxembourgish language classes and may not be used by the training provider for any other purpose.
Syllabus accreditation must be renewed every five years. During this period, the provider undertakes to report any change in the information provided at the time of applying for accreditation (legal representative, registered office, training syllabus, etc.) to the Adult Training Service (Service de la formation des adultes - SFA).
The course provider may include the mention "Course according to a syllabus accredited in accordance with the provisions of the Law of 8 March 2017 on Luxembourgish nationality" on certificates and publications in relation to the accredited courses.
A copy of the list of accredited courses is sent to the Minister with responsibility for nationality.
In the event of failure to comply with the conditions for accreditation of a syllabus for one or more Luxembourgish language courses, accreditation may be withdrawn in respect of all the Luxembourgish language classes delivered by the training provider.
Under the provisions of the Law of 8 March 2017 on Luxembourgish nationality, applications for ministerial accreditation of syllabuses for Luxembourgish language classes and the supporting documents should be sent to:
Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse
Service de la formation des adultes
12-14, avenue Émile Reuter
Documents to submit with the application
- Copy of the ID document of the person in charge
- Copy of authorisation to provide training
- Appendix A
- Appendix B, signed
The application form and Appendix A must also be sent in Word format by e-mail to
Ms Reiter at email@example.com.