Language Learning

Spring 2023 courses (from 24 April to 7 July 2023)



Ongoing registration!  


The Language and Communications Training Unit (LCTU) at New York Headquarters is pleased to announce that registration remains open for language and communications courses taking place from 24 April to 7 July 2023 - in all six languages! 



Spring 2023 Term Courses (24 April - 7 July)

Registration for specialized courses remains open until one week before the course start date.

Please see the New York Spring brochure if you are based in New York. Courses are offered on a variety of topics and at different levels. In-person classes take place at the United Nations Learning Centre.


Spring 2023 Term Courses (24 April - 7 July)

Registration for specialized courses remains open until one week before the course start date.

Please see the Global Spring Brochure for courses offered globally.

We encourage you to consult Language Learning for more opportunities, including local language courses offerings; and we invite Learning Managers to know more about the language learning licenses programme.


LPE Preparation courses are available in the six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The online courses are self-paced and designed to orient exam candidates and other interested staff to prepare for the exam.

The LPE Preparation Courses become available several months before the exam dates in CDOTS Campus and are open to anyone, with no eligibility restrictions.

For more information about the preparation courses please watch this short video.

Information about the exam administration can be found here.

Self-enrollment in LPE Preparation Courses

Self-enrollment is currently closed. The 2023 LPE Preparation Courses will tentatively be available from July 2023.


The Language and Communications Training Unit (LCTU) is part of the Capacity Development and Operational Training Service (CDOTS) in the Department of Operational Support. The LCTU offers language and communication courses all year round (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall terms), training services and solutions.

See the LCTU short presentation video and get to know more.

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 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, the types of training available (format, schedules, calendar), as well as eligibility criteria and registration procedures, responsibilities of participants and where to address enquiries.