ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING                           

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

Are you interested in developing your professional competences? New York, Geneva and other offices design and deliver online language and communication-skills courses in the six UN official languages. 

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 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
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
         

Chinese

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
13 January LMS-3960 Basic Chinese Listening 20 January - 1 February self-paced
17 February LMS-4003 Intermiediate Listening 24 February - 27 March self-paced with periodical meetings
13 January LMS-2733 Chinese Grammar Review 20 January - 27 March self-paced
13 January LMS-3961 Advanced Chinese Topics 20 January - 27 March self-paced

English

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 

21 January

6 February

LMS-5749 Advanced Grammar Topics: Which vs. That

28 January

13 February

Instructor-led webinar

23 January

11 February

LMS-5750 Advanced Grammar Topics: Passive Voice

30 January

18 February

Instructor-led webinar

26 January

13 February

LMS-5751 Advanced Grammar Topics: Modal Verbs

4 February

20 February

Instructor-led webinar

31 January

18 February

LMS-5752 Advanced Grammar Topics: Phrasal verbs

6 February

25 February

Instructor-led webinar

4 February

20 February

LMS-5753 Advanced Grammar Topics: Sentence Punctuation

11 February

27 February

Instructor-led webinar

French

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type

open year round

LMS-3058 First contact with French (absolute beginners) self-paced 4-week self-paced

7 January

12 February

LMS-2682 Introducing oneself in French - Writing

8 January - 15 February

19 February - 29 March

self-paced

7 January

12 February

LMS-2683 Introducing oneself in French - Speaking

8 January - 15 February

19 February - 29 March

self-paced
7 January LMS-2430 Expressing likes and dislikes - Writing 8 January - 15 February self-paced
7 January LMS-2431 Expressing likes and dislikes - Speaking 8 January - 15 February self-paced

Russian

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
         

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
Continuous TBA First Contact with Spanish from 27 March self-paced
Continuous LMS-3035 Cómo poner acentos en español - self-paced
Continuous LMS-3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español - self-paced
Continuous LMS-3036 Terminología económica - 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

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
12 February LMS-4012 Gender Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 February - 16 March self-paced

Chinese

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
3 February LMS-4004 Using Gender-inclusive Language in Chinese 10 February - 28 February seld-paced

English

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 

13 February

19 March

LMS-6169 E-mail Etiquette online webinar

20 February

26 March

Instructor-led webinar

 

15 January

4 March

 

LMS-2662 Writing for iSeek

 

22 January

11 March

 

Instructor-led webinar

10 February

 

LMS-5770 Using Gender-Inclusive Language

17 February - 6 March

self-paced w/ tutor
open year round LMS-2585 Foundations of Writing for the UN Self-paced online course ~4 hours self-paced

French

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type

21 January

LMS-3404 S'informer sur l'aide humanitaire

28 January - 15 February

4-week w/ tutor

7 January

4 February

LMS-3055 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 January - 1 March

11 February - 29 March

6-week w/ tutor
15 Nov LMS-5769 Employer un langage inclusif 18 Nov 3-week w/ tutor

 

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
7 January LMS-2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género 13 January - 21 February self-paced w/ tutor

 

14 February

12 March

LMS-4014 Formación de Formadores
(Tot): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto
al género

 

21 February

19 March

w/ Instructor
17 February LMS-4011 Hablemos de paz y justicia
(ODS 16)
24 February - 20 March self-paced w/ tutor
17 February LMS-4013 Hablemos de reducción
de desigualdades (ODS 10)
24 February - 20 March self-paced w/ tutor
2 March LMS-3374 Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género 9 - 27 March self-paced w/ tutor