The Language and Communications Programme at UNHQ offers a variety of face-to-face and online language learning opportunities in the six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
When is the upcoming term?
25 September - 5 December 2017
End-of-term examinations: 4-8 December 2017
When is the registration period for the upcoming term?
For placement tests: From 13 June 2017
For courses beginning 25 September 2017: 27 June - 12 September 2017
All other courses: Two weeks prior to course start
Deadline to drop a regular course: 29 September 2017
Deadline to drop specialized courses: 24 hours after the first class
How do I register?
- Are you a UN staff member? See the User Guide for UN Staff members.
- If you are NOT a UN staff member (Delegates of Permanent Missions, Retirees, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN WOMEN Staff and Retirees...), please see the User Guide for Non-Staff Members on how to register on elearning.un.org.
How can I get registration help?
Our office at the UN Learning Centre will offer personalized registration support. The registration Help Desk schedule is as follows: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. (27 June - 12 September 2017) in Computer Room B of the Learning Center (NL3B). Please note that for the first three sessions (27, 29 June and 6 July, the hours are: 3.00 to 4.30 p.m.)
When do classes start?
The Spring term begins on 25 September 2017 and ends in the the first week of December. In order to enroll in the Fall term, staff members must register in Inspira.
What time do classes take place?
Classes are usually offered before work, at lunch time, or after work in each thirteen-week term. The Fall term is a 10 week term.
Where are the classrooms located?
Our United Nations Learning Centre is located at the 3rd basement of the General Assembly Building (NL-3B).
Who can take these courses?
UN staff, retired UN staff members, and delegates of Permanent Missions and Observer States may take classes at no charge. Students' UN grounds pass must be valid until the end of the course(s) for which they will register. If it's not, to be allowed to register, students must attach a signed letter from their supervisor or executive officer when submitting their online registration, indicating that it is expected that their contract will be extended through the end of the course(s). Staff members of UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNOPS in New York are eligible to take classes for a fee. If you are unsure if you can take our courses, please refer to our eligibility table.
Where can I find information on placement tests?
More information on placement tests can be found here.
SERVICES FOR LEARNING MANAGERS
What do we do? The Language Learning Services Unit (LLSU) can help you organise language or communication skills training or testing for staff at your location.
Who do we support? We serve UN Secretariat learning managers and HR partners in charge of language training for staff in different offices, as well as peacekeeping and political missions. We can also support UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes through collaboration agreements. Find out more.