POLITICS & INSTITUTIONS - EDUCATION

Newsmakers podcast#10

Learning Luxembourgish in Sheffield



Luxembourgish is one of three official languages in the grand duchy. The language, which has existed for centuries, is experiencing a renaissance.

As Dr Kristine Horner, director of the centre for Luxembourg studies at Sheffield University in the UK, says: “It’s more widely spoken than ever before, in terms of the overall number of speakers. Demand for Luxembourgish classes has been booming. So many newcomers are engaged with learning the language which is so amazing and wonderful to see.”

In this podcast, Dr Horner examines the landmarks that have shaped perceptions about the language and explains what it offers students at a university in the north of England.

Click here to find out more about the Centre for Luxembourg Studies in Sheffield or see how you can contribute to their research.