ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING

Develop your professional competences by learning a UN language, improving your communication skills or preparing for the LPE

Are you interested in developing your professional competences? Our Online Language and Communications skills courses in the six UN official languages may be the perfect fit for you.

The majority of courses are offered throughout the year mainly in winter, spring and fall with some special courses running during the summer months from July to September (e.g. LPE preparation courses).

Courses for all six language courses are delivered by teachers who are recruited both locally and internationally and are highly qualified and experienced in the field of language pedagogy. All teachers hold at least a Master’s degree in applied linguistics (or related field) and have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience.

For staff members, see the User Guide on how to register on Inspira. For non-staff members, see the User Guide on how to register on elearning.un.org.

Learn a UN language 

See the course list in the menu below. Times listed are for New York, please convert to your time zone.

Arabic

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-based 08 Jan - 26 Mar   Mon 8 - 9:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-based

09 Jan - 27 Mar   Tues 6 - 7:30 a.m.

Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2706 Arabic 2 Web-based 08 Jan - 26 Mar   Mon 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2709 Arabic 3 Web-based  10 Jan - 28 Mar   Wed 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2710 Arabic 4 Web-based  11 Jan - 28 Mar   Thurs 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training

Chinese

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2425 Online Chinese Pronunciation  23 Feb - 30 Mar   Fri 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2733 Basic Chinese Grammar 12 Jan - 30 Mar   Fri 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2665 Basic Working Conversation Skills in Chinese 08 Jan - 28 Mar   Mon & Wed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Instructor-led training

English

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2740 English Guided Self-Study via WebEx  24 Jan - 28 Wed 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2213 Advanced English Grammar via WebEX - Part 1 12 Jan - 16 Feb Fri 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2328 Advanced English Grammar via WebEX - Part 2  20 Jan - 27 Mar Tue 9:00 - 11 a.m.  Instructor-led training

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
9 - 31 October

UNOG Eligibility

Register at UNOG

French Professional Correspondence

8 Jan – 29 Mar 2018 Instructor-led training
  LMS-2968 French Language Specialized Course on Sustainable Development Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy 1 March 2017, at 1 PM UTC time
8 March 2017, at 1 PM UTC time
Instructor-led training
  LMS-2969 French Language Specialized Course on Sustainable Development Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 15 March 2017, at 1 PM UTC time
22 March 2017, at 1 PM UTC time
Instructor-led training
  LMS-2970 French Language Specialized Course on Sustainable Development Goal 13. Climate Action 29 March 2017, at 1 PM UTC time​
05 April 2017, at 1 PM UTC time​
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2682 Introducing oneself - Writing (A1) 09 Jan - 17 Feb Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2682 Introducing oneself - Writing (A1) 20 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced

28 Nov - 21 Dec

LMS-2683 Introducing oneself - Speaking (A1) 09 Jan - 16 Feb  Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2683 Introducing oneself - Speaking (A1) 20 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2430 Expressing likes and dislikes - Writing (A1) 09 Jan - 16 Feb Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2430 Expressing likes and dislikes - Writing (A1) 20 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2431 Expressing likes and dislikes - Speaking (A1) 09 Jan - 16 Feb     Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2431 Expressing likes and dislikes - Speaking (A1) 20 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced

Russian

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1280 Russian Grammar Refresher I

11 Jan - 29 Mar   Thurs 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2212 Skill Training: Verbs of Motion in Russian II 08 Jan - 26 Mar   Mon  8:30  - 10 a.m. Instructor-led training

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1860 VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. GUSTOS Y TIEMPO LIBRE 15 Jan - 26 Feb Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1860 VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. GUSTOS Y TIEMPO LIBRE 26 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1859

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. RUTINA EN PRESENTE

15 Jan - 16 Feb Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1859

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. RUTINA EN PRESENTE

26 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1964

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: SER Y ESTAR

15 Jan - 16 Feb Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1964

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: SER Y ESTAR

26 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2123

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: PASADOS EN HISTORIA Y BIOGRAFIAS

 15 Jan - 16 Feb Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2123

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: PASADOS EN HISTORIA Y BIOGRAFIAS

26 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2124

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA B1: ACONSEJAR EN PRESENTE DE SUBJUNTIVO

26 Feb - 30 Mar Self-paced

 

Improve your communication skills

See the course list in the menu below. Times listed are for New York, please convert to your time zone.

Arabic

Currently not available.

Chinese

Currently not available.

English

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2434 WebEx Practice Sessions 8 Jan - 1 March        Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2677 Exploring the UN via WebEx 24 Jan - 14 March         
Wed 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
 
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2214 E-mail Etiquette workshop via WebEx 6 Feb - 13 Mar
Tue 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2278 Presentation Skills workshop for online presentations (blended)  25 Jan - 1 Mar
Thur 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2329 Report Writing via WebEx  6 Feb - 13 Mar
Tue 6:00  - 8:00 a.m.  
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1811 Summary Writing Intensive via WebEx 9 Jan - 30 Jan
Tue 5:00  - 7:00 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1811 Summary Writing Intensive via WebEx 8 Mar - 29 Mar
Thurs 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2949 Advanced Conversation Skills 12 Feb - 19 Mar                         
Mon 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2662 Writing for iSeek 10 Jan 
Wed 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2662 Writing for iSeek 7 Feb Wed 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2662 Writing for iSeek 7 Mar Wed 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-1171 Writing for the Web 2 Feb - 23 Mar 

Fri 6:00  - 8 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2278 Presentation Skills to Present Online 25 Jan - 1 Mar

Thurs 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2329 Report Writing 6 Feb - 13 Mar                             
Tue 6:00 -8:00 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2585 Foundations of Writing for UN Self-paced online course (~4 hours)       Self-paced

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type

Anytime

LMS-2429 Préparation à l'entretien sur compétences (CBI) anytime  Self-paced

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2266

Hablemos de igualdad de género

22 Jan - 09 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2672 Novelas en español: El beso de la mujer araña 15 Jan - 16 Mar Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2671 Redacción Eficaz: Cohesión de ideas 15 Jan - 23 Feb Self-paced
28 Nov - 21 Dec LMS-2953 Redacción Eficaz: Claridad y precisión 26 Feb - 06 April Self-paced

 

Prepare for the Language Proficiency Examination (LPE)

See the course list in the menu below. Times listed are for New York, please convert to your time zone.

Arabic

Currently not available.

Chinese

Currently not available.

English

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
 TBA in 2018   English Proficiency Exam study strategies webinar    
TBA in 2018   Reading in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx     
TBA in 2018   Listening in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx     
TBA in 2018   Speaking Skills in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx    

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
Anytime LMS-1699 Préparation à l'EAL de français  Anytime Self-paced

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
TBA in 2018     TBA