A talk with Sven Ehmann, who has love for languages and enabling people to learn Luxembourgish fast

LuxembourgPosted on 08 September 2023 by Team

In our Featured Story Series (FSS), we connected with the Luxembourger and founder of LuxLessons, Sven Ehmann. We have a particular fondness for entrepreneurs, and today we would like to introduce you to one Sven Ehmann, who has an immense love for languages and enables people to learn Luxembourgish fast.

Let's have a quick introduction about yourself.
My name is Sven, I am a 28-year-old Luxembourg native from the heart of Luxembourg. As a digital entrepreneur and educator, I am proud to have founded LuxLessons.lu, a state-of-the-art online platform designed to empower students to master a substantial amount of Luxembourgish in just three months.

What's your entrepreneurial journey? How did you get started with LuxLessons.lu?
My journey into teaching Luxembourgish began at University, where I quickly recognized the great demand for modern, forward-thinking Luxembourgish instruction tailored to the unique language learning needs of expats residing in Luxembourg.

At the time, I was pursuing a master's degree in conference interpreting for Arabic, a language I successfully mastered in just over five years. I started to contemplate how I could leverage my distinctive expertise in learning languages to facilitate the most effective and efficient way for students from all corners of the globe to acquire Luxembourgish. This lead me to start the Luxembourgish learning platform LuxLessons.lu

Unlike conventional language schools that often employ a one-size-fits-all approach, my aim was to develop a teaching methodology that takes into account the specific circumstances and challenges faced by expats learning Luxembourgish. It's essential to acknowledge that, for many expats, the return on investment in learning Luxembourgish can be quite limited, and this reality should be addressed in the teaching process.

What services does LuxLessons offer? Who should contact you?

Anyone interested in learning Luxembourgish and getting Luxembourg citizenship. Unlike traditional options, LuxLessons.lu prioritizes practical language skills over unnecessary content. Its streamlined approach ensures rapid Sproochentest proficiency and equips you with the Luxembourgish skills that truly matter. The course ensures every moment you invest propels you towards fluency. After conquering the Sproochentest and obtaining Luxembourgish citizenship, I’m sure the robust communication skills cultivated in the course will continue to advance your language journey. And even if Luxembourgish isn't a future necessity for you (which – again – is the case for most people), you’ll have achieved a swift test success worth celebrating.

What are you most proud of about LuxLessons?
My most gratifying moments are those when students proudly share their amazing test results with me. It's incredibly fulfilling to know that I could contribute to simplifying and accelarating their Luxembourgish learning process and them getting the citizenship of my home country. I’m proud to help them further indulge themselves in Luxembourg’s culture and society.

What are your hobbies and interests?
In addition to my passion for language learning, I have a great love for basketball, world literature, geopolitics, and Arabic calligraphy.

What's your favorite spot in Luxembourg?

There are countless hidden gems in Luxembourg, but since I know that many expats don’t venture far beyond Ettelbruck, I'd suggest simply getting lost amid the serene landscapes of Kautebaach or Klierf and immersing yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty. Also I’d recommend the picturesque vineyards surrounding Remich.

What's your top 3-recommendations for a newcomer in Luxembourg?

You may get a culture shock and it may be a little cringe but go to the local parties in the centre and north of Luxembourg called “Baler” (lit. bals) or one of the “Wäifester” (wine fests) during summer in one of the wine producing towns along the Musel. In Schweidsbéng there’s one where they hook up wine to the village fountain, meaning you can literally drink wine from a fountain Most Luxembourgers speak English so it’s a great opportunity to make Luxembourgish friends which can make your settling down in Luxembourg much easier. This can otherwise be quite difficult when they sit in their public sector offices all day. It’ll also give you an additional incentive to learn Luxembourgish.

What's your favorite quote?

It’s from a famous 13th century persian poet and scholar called Jalāl Al-Dīn Ar-Rūmi. Translated it reads something like: Farewell only happens to those loving with their eyes. As for those loving with his heart and soul, for there will never be goodbye.

)الوداع لا یقع إلا لمن یعشق بعینیھ أما ذاك الذي یحب بروحھ وقلبھ فلا ثمة انفصال أبدا(

What would you say would be the recommendations of people who want to start their own business today?

I’d recommend taking it step by step and not letting yourself get overwhelmed and paralysed by the entirety of the daunting road ahead. I’d also recommend making use of modern technology such as artificial intelligence, which can save a lot of time with basic tasks.

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