De Sproochentest

Wéi ech fir dem Sproochentest preparéiert hunn…

Critiques and corrections welcome!

Two vocabulary lists that I used for drills, also attention to pronunciation:

Grammar reference sheet that I carry around: Luxembourgish Grammar Sheet 2022

Recommendations for practice with listening. This is important for both sections of the exam. I listened repeatedly until I understood the whole conversation or report. It often took many repetitions!

  • Audio for A2 book “Schwätzt Dir Lëtzebuergesch?” — audio links for each Kapital
  • 100 komma 7, anything that interests you. I would listen once without the transcript, then follow along with the transcript, and then repeat without the transcript (as much as possible) until I felt comfortable. Don’t get bogged down in knowing every single word! This is good practice for giving correct answers in the tablet section of the exam. For example, I found this editorial engaging enough to listen many times (as well as clearly spoken). The “Lauschteren” link is usually at the bottom and opens a new window.
  • RTL traffic: Know all the words and grammar from the traffic ticker. I wasn’t able to find traffic reports broken out, so your best bet might be the Newsflash archive. Written reports on crashes and violations are under “News -> National” rather than “Mobilitéit”.

Drawings and photos for descriptions*
Be sure to describe, for each photo: the structures and the environment (e.g. the weather), specific individual persons, and specific activities by those people. In the Sproochentest, I was given a choice from three photos from the real world, not drawings. (Like this example on the official description page.)

Simpler photos for easier practice

Additional resources:

Habits for preparation:

  • I reviewed grammar using the games and exercises on They are old-fashioned and clunky, but they worked very well for me.
  • I silently described the world around me as I commuted.
  • I didn’t find YouTube videos an effective way to prepare for the exam, although I find them generally helpful for reviewing grammar and pronunciation. I did like to take a break from intense study by watching content from Luxembourgish creators and not worrying about understanding everything: Uelzechtkanal, LAM, Stemm vun der Strooss, videos from local museums, shows on RTL Play like Et wor emol, Augesat, and Eist Wellt. Tiktok has good stuff. Music videos on YouTube too.

What I could have done better:

  • Drill more on past tense, so the words flow (fléissend) when telling a story or about how things worked in my country of origin.
  • Practice more on introduction basics (e.g. my name, how long I’ve lived in Lux).

Additional online resources I found useful:

*These images are reproduced here under fair use for non-commercial educational purposes. Artists welcome to contact me to remove an image or claim attribution.