The IDL was established by the Centre de Langues Luxembourg (CLL) and serves as a proof of language proficiency at near-native-speaker level. Candidates should be able to interact in all social, professional and cultural contexts.
There are three components:
- Reading; comprehension of a 1,000-word text and orally answering questions based on the text content
- Writing; writing a report on a recorded discussion, an answer to a personal/formal letter and gap-filling task with 24-30 items
- Listening; hearing a 500-word recorded text, giving an oral report and answering questions
- Speaking; expressing an opinion on a prepared subject chosen from a range of three themes and participating in a conversation with the examiner
Each of the four components is equally weighted and carries 25% of the total marks. Candidates receive a 'pass' or a 'fail' mark for each of the four components. Only candidates who pass each component are awarded the IDL diploma.
Current information about examination dates, place and fees can be found on the following website:
Centre de Langues Luxembourg