If the pupil does not speak Luxemburgish sufficiently in the first cycle (first two years of school) or German or French in the second, third or fourth cycles he or she takes a weekly insertion lesson outside the normal class in order to learn the school’s language(s) intensively.
The number of hours of insertion lessons is set according to the child’s education and language assessment and individual schooling plan. Depending on the child’s progress, the number of hours in these lessons decreases gradually and the pupil spends more time in his or her normal class.
Cycle 1: the child learns Luxemburgish intensively.
Cycle 2: German is taught intensively. French is learnt in the normal class. An initiation to Luxemburgish is possible when there is significant progress in German.
Cycle 3: intensive German or French classes depending on the student’s language skills. If there is significant progress in either French or German, Luxemburgish initiation classes may take place.
Provided the student reaches the basic skills levels at the end of the 2nd and 3rd cycles, he or she is fully integrated into a normal school class.
The pupil receives an assessment documenting his or her learning.
In the event of exceptional needs one or more specialised insertion classes may be created by the state.
In theory, pupils do not spend more than one year in these classes and can follow insertion or support courses the following academic year if necessary.