Language Learning in New York

SUMMER & FALL 2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for all 6 languages!

Depending on the duty station you are based in, the following courses are available to you:

If you are based in New York: please see our LCTU NEW YORK BROCHURE

If you are based elsewhere: please see the LCTU GLOBAL BROCHURE - Global participants can proceed to register if they meet the prerequisites (if you are unsure about your level, please fill out the Registration Assistance Form and select "it's a content-related issue" in question #4; one of our team members will respond to your request). Information for all learning managers for language learning licenses is available here.

*Safety is our priority: Those Fall 2021 courses that combine online and in-person live sessions will start on the planned date, with all sessions being taught online during the first half of the course. The delivery mode for the second half of the course will be assessed taking into account organizational guidance, local health and safety conditions and pedagogical criteria. All Fall 2021 courses offered fully online will take place as advertised.  

As always, our main goal is to continue to offer a high-qualityprogramme, targeted to the needs of our clients, and adapted to current circumstances. 

For detailed information regarding registration, please visit our Registration page.

New LPE Preparation Courses!

The LPE Preparation courses are available in the six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The courses are self-paced and designed to orient exam candidates and other interested staff to prepare for the new LPE. Information about the LPE exam can be found here. LPE Preparation Courses are specially designed for LPE candidates and open to everyone during several months before the exams date, no eligibility restrictions apply. You can self-enroll in LPE Preparation Courses via CDOTS campus.  Detailed instructions can be found in English here and in French here

Meet the Team:

Meet the teachers working at the Language and Communications Training Unit!

Statement on Inclusivity and Diversity:

The Language and Communications Training Unit (LCTU) is committed to creating a working environment that embraces equality, inclusivity and diversity, in support of the System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity.  To this end, the LCTU co-created the Gender-Inclusive Language Guidelines in the six official languages of the United Nations. Please use them and share your comments and suggestions in any of the six official UN languages through the contact form.

Terms and Conditions:

Please review the current LCTU 2021 Terms and Conditions of Service of the Language and Communication Courses at Headquarters.  The Terms and Conditions contain information on the official policies of the LCTU and also contain  information on the types of training schedules and formats available, the course calendar for 2021, eligibility criteria and registration procedures, the responsibilities of participants and other information,  including where to address enquiries.