"Learning languages nurtures abilities and skills in communication; promotes professional growth; is essential for mobility and adaptability; and provides staff members with the experience in listening to and learning from others."
Learn an Official UN Language -- Improve Communication Skills
Preparation Courses for the Language Proficiency Exam -- For Everyone
LPE Preparation Courses are available in the six UN official 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. Learners can find more information about the preparation courses by watching this short video Information about the LPE examination process can be found here.
The LPE Preparation Courses become available several months before the exam date* and are open to anyone in the UN system, with no eligibility restrictions. Detailed instructions on how to create an account and how to self-enroll can be found here.
*The 2022 LPE Preparation Courses are available for self-enrollment until 30 September 2022.
Language Learning Resources for the Six UN Official Languages -- For Everyone
Learners can find a variety of authentic language resources to develop, practice and reinforce their language skills. Enjoy Learning the Six UN Official Languages on Your Devices is a package of resources featuring mobile applications for language learning and UN applications as a source of authentic language. *The package has been compiled for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of any of the products described.
Language Learning Licenses -- For UN Learning Managers and their Personnel
To expand the geographical reach of language learning across the Organization and serve those who are located in remote duty stations, the Language and Communications Training Unit (LCTU) offers an additional programme. Visit Online Language Learning Licenses to know more.
Self-study Courses for Language Learning -- For UNHQ Eligible Participants
Language learners that are eligible for UNHQ courses can also benefit from self-study courses that range from discovering a new language to enhancing language use and learning the foundations of writing for the UN. Learners can watch this video-tutorial to know how to register, self-enroll and start.