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. If you cannot take a class based on the schedules below, contact your learning manager or training focal point to inquire about an Online Language Learning License.

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
9 April LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-Based Tuesdays 8-9:30am Instructor-led
9 April LMS-2706 Arabic 2 Web-based Wednesdays 7:30-9:00am Instructor-led

Chinese

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
9 April LMS-3960 Basic Listening TBA self-paced with periodical meetings
9 April LMS-4003 Intermiediate Listening TBA self-paced with periodical meetings
9 April LMS-2425 Pronunciation I 26 April - 31 May Instructor-led
24 May LMS-3959 Pronunciation II 7 June - 12 July Instructor-led
9 April LMS-2733 Grammar review self-paced self-paced

English

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
9 April LMS-2213 Advanced Grammar Part 1 24 April - 29 May, Wed 7-9am Instructor-led
23 April LMS-2328 Advanced Grammar Part 2 29 April - 3 June, Mon 7-9am Instructor-led

French

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
open year round LMS-3058 First Contact with French  self-paced 4-week self-paced

Section 1: 22 April 

Section 2: 27 May

LMS-2682 Introducing oneself (A1) - Writing

Section 1: 29 April

Section 2: 3 June

6-week w/ tutor

Section 1: 22 April 

Section 2: 27 May

LMS-2683 Introducing oneself (A1) - Speaking

Section 1: 29 April

Section 2: 3 June

6-week w/ tutor

Section 1: 22 April 

Section 2: 27 May

LMS-2430 Expressing likes and dislikes (A1) - Writing

Section 1: 29 April

Section 2: 3 June

6-week w/ tutor

Section 1: 22 April 

Section 2: 27 May

LMS-2431 Expressing likes and dislikes (A1) - Speaking

Section 1: 29 April

Section 2: 3 June

6-week w/ tutor

Russian

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
         

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
9 April LMS-3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en
español
22 April - 17 May self-paced 
3 May LMS-3035 Cómo poner acentos en
español
20 May - 14 June self-paced 
31 May LMS-3036 Introducción a la terminología
económica
17 June - 12 July 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
- LMS-4004 Gender Inclusive Language Guidelines in Arabic TBA self-paced with tutor via Skype for Business

Chinese

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
9 April LMS-3961 Advanced Topics (Sustainable Development Goals) TBA self-paced with periodical meetings
19 May LMS-4004 Gender Inclusive Language Guidelines in Chinese TBA self-paced with periodical meetings

English

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 

Section 1:3 May

Section 2: 31 May

LMS-2214 E-mail Ettiquette

Section 1: 7 & 14 May, Tue 7-9am 

Section 2: 5 & 12 June, Wed 7-9am

Instructor-led

Section 1: 3 May

Section 2: 31 May

Section 3: 4 July

 

LMS-2262 Writing for iSeek

Section 1:  7 May, Tue 9-11am

Section 2:  4 June, Tue 9-11am

Section 3: 9 July, Tue 9-11am

Instructor-led
3 May LMS-3197 Correspondence Writing 7 May - 11 June, Tue 7-8:30am Instructor-led

Section 1: 3 May

Section 2: 31 May

Section 3: 28 June

LMS-1845 Summary Writing Webinar

Section 1: 9 May, Thur 7-9am

Section 2: 6 June, Thur 7-9am

Section 3: 11 July, Thur 7-9am

Instructor-led
3 May LMS-1986 Social Media and the United Nations - Full Course (Register for full course is necessary for a certificate) 1 May and 19 June, Thur 9-11am Instructor-led
the Friday before each webinar LMS-2005 Social Media Webinars  3 May - 14 June, Wed & Fri 9-10am Instructor-led
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

Section 1: 19 April

Section 2: 24 May

LMS-3055

Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

Music by: Hicham Chahidi (www.musicscreen.org)

Section 1: 6 May

Section 2: 3 June

6-weeks w/tutor

22 April

LMS-3404 S'informer sur l'aide humanitaire

29 April

4-weeks w/tutor

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
9 April LMS-2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género 23 April - 31 March self-paced w/ tutor
17 May LMS-3374 Como usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género 3-21 June self-paced w/ tutor
14 June LMS-4014 New: Formación de Formadores
(Tot): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto
al género
5 July self-paced w/ tutor
24 May LMS-4011 New: Hablemos de paz y justicia
(ODS 16)
3-21 June self-paced w/ tutor
7 June LMS-4013 NewHablemos de reducción
de desigualdades (ODS 10)
24 June & 2 July self-paced w/ tutor

 

Prepare for the Language Proficiency Examination (LPE)

See the course list in the menu below. Times listed are for New York, please convert to your time zone.

Arabic

Currently not available.

Chinese

Currently not available.

English

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type

29 April

LMS-3042 LPE Preparation 3 May - 7 June, Friday (7-9 am) Instructor-Led

French

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
open year round LMS-2495 Épreuve écrite de l’EAL : présentation et stratégies Permanent Access self-paced - French LPE Preparation - for the written part (1 hour)  
open year round LMS-2500 Épreuve orale de l’EAL Présentation et stratégies Permanent Access self-paced - French LPE Preparation - for the oral part (1 hour)

Section 1: 10 May

Section 2: 1 June

Section 3: 20 June

LMS-2493 Préparer l’épreuve d’expression écrite de l’EAL

Section 1: 13 May

Section 2: 3 June

Section 3: 24 June

3 week w/ tutor - French LPE preparation - for the written part

Section 1: 10 May

Section 2: 1 June

Section 3: 20 June

LMS-2494 Préparer l’épreuve d’interaction orale de l’EAL

Section 1: 13 May

Section 2: 3 June

Section 3: 24 June

3 week w/ tutor - French LPE preparation - for the oral part
open year round LMS-1699 Préparer les épreuves de compréhension et de langue de l'EAL Permanent Access self-paced

Section 1: 6 May

Section 2: 14 June

LMS-4016 Webinaire sur les épreuves de l’EAL.questions/réponses Section 1: 8 May
Section 2: 20 June
Answers to questions regarding French LPE  (for oral and written parts)

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
6 September LMS-2283 LPE Online: Comprensión escrita y Gramática 22 April - 13 Sept self-paced
6 September LMS-2284

LPE Online: Comprensión oral y Vocabulario

22 April - 13 Sept self-paced