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Amcham launches language app and book translations



Paul Schonenberg, Amcham chairman and CEO (left), with Pierre Bley, president of the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, at Monday’s launch Amcham

Paul Schonenberg, Amcham chairman and CEO (left), with Pierre Bley, president of the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, at Monday’s launch Amcham

The American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg presented two new projects at an event on Monday evening.

Working with the support of the the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte’s “mateneen” integration initiative, Amcham has launched a language learning tool and also published translations into Arabic and Persian of its “Doing Business in Luxembourg” book.  The projects were produced in partnership with Amcham’s integration non-profit organization Intcomlux and Mylanguage.

The translations of the fourth edition of “Doing Business in Luxembourg”, published in 2016, are available for free as a download from the Amcham website here.
The language learning app, “Languages of Luxembourg”, is also free to download and allows users to select between a 5- or 7-language version. The 5-language app provides a series of words and phrases arranged by theme and also by skill level in English, Luxembourgish, French, German, and Portuguese. Arabic and Persian are added for the 7-language version. The app is aimed at students who want to learn the basics of their chosen language at their leisure, maybe while performing other tasks such as cooking or driving.  The app, promoted by a video, even features an introduction by prime minister Xavier Bettel.

Some 200 guests, including President of the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Pierre Bley, attended the launch at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening.