Language Learning


Winter 2024 courses (15 January - 22 March)


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 15 January to 22 March 2024 - in all six languages! 


  • Click on the course brochure below that corresponds to your location. Our offerings may vary according to your location.
  • Check your eligibility and verify if you are a paying or non-paying learner. 
    Review our course fees if you are a paying learner.
  • Pay close attention to the prerequisites and the last day to enroll for the course(s) of your choice. 
  • Review the placement test information.
  • View our video-tutorial "Registration for Language Learning," visit our Registration page. For questions, fill out the Registration Assistance Form.
  • Consult Dates of the Upcoming Terms for an overview of the yearly registration schedule.


Winter 2024 Term Courses (15 January - 22 March)

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

Please see the New York Winter 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.

Winter 2024 Term Courses (15 January - 22 March)

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

Please see the Global Winter 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.

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.