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 courses 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

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23 December LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-Based 7 January - 28 March, Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30am Instructor-led

Chinese

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English

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25 January LMS-2328 Advanced Grammar Part 2 6 Feb - 13 March, Wednesday 6-8am Instructor-led

French

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open year round LMS-3058 First Contact with French  permanent access 4-week self-paced

Section 1: 28 December

Section 2: 8 February

LMS-2682 Introducing oneself (A1) - Writing

Section 1: 8 January

Section 2: 19 February

6-week w/ tutor

Section 1: 28 December

Section 2: 8 February

LMS-2683 Introducing oneself (A1) - Speaking

Section 1: 8 January

Section 2: 19 February

6-week w/ tutor

4 January

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

18 January

6-week w/ tutor

4 January

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

18 January

6-week w/ tutor

Russian

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Spanish

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4 January LMS-1860-18 Gustos y tiempo libre. UN Level 1 14 January - 22 February Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
4 January LMS-1859-20 Rutina en presente. UN Level 1 14 January - 22 February Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
15 February LMS-1964-17 Ser y Estar. UN Level 1 25 February - 8 March Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
15 February LMS-2123-16  Pasados en historia y biografías. UN Level 1 25 February - 8 March Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
15 February LMS-2124-14 Aconsejar en presente de subjuntivo. UN Level II 25 February - 8 March Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)

 

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

Currently not available.

Chinese

Currently not available.

English

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1 Feb

LMS-2214 E-mail Ettiquette 12 & 19 February, Tuesday 7-9am Instructor-led

Section 1: 25 January

Section 2: 22 February

 

LMS-2662 Writing for iSeek

Section 1: 6 February, Wednesday 9-11am

Section 2: 6 March, Wedneday 9-11am

Instructor-led
8 February LMS-3397 Writing Legal English 21 February - 28 March, Thursday 8-9:30am Instructor-led
30 January LMS-2434 Skype for Business Practice Sessions Any Monday 7:00-8:30am or Wednesday, 8:30-10:00am Instructor-led
open year round LMS-2585 Foundations of Writing for the UN Self-paced online course ~4 hours self-paced

French

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6 November

See registration info here

Profesional correspondance 7 January - 15 March self-paced w/ tutor + webinars

Section 1: 4 January

Section 2: 1 February

LMS-3055 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

Section 1:14 January

Section 2: 11 February

Formation en autonomie tutorée de 7 semaines

18 January

- S'informer sur l'aide humanitaire

28 January

Formation en autonomie tutorée de 3 semaines

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

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18 January LMS-2266-10 Hablemos de igualdad de género 28 January - 8 March self-paced w/ tutor
1 March LMS-3186-1 NEWComo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género 11 - 21 March self-paced w/ tutor
23 December LMS-3034-3 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 7 - 31 January self-paced w/ tutor
25 January LMS-3035-3 Cómo poner acentos en español 4 - 28 February  self-paced w/ tutor
22 February LMS-2672 Introducción a la terminología economíca 4 - 29 March self-paced w/ tutor
1 February LMS-2478-3 Redacción Eficaz: Creación de textos 5 Sessions 11 February - 22 March 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

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 4 January

LMS-1811 Summary Writing Intensive via WebEx 15 January - 5 February Instructor-led

French

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open year round LMS-2495 Stratégies pour l'épreuve d'expression
écrite de l'EAL
Permanent Access Formation en autonomie non-tutorée 
open year round LMS-2500 Stratégies pour l'épreuve d'interaction
orale de l'EAL
Permanent Access Formation en autonomie non-tutorée 
open year round   LMS-1699 Préparer les épreuves de compréhension
et de langue de l'EAL
Permanent Access Formation en autonomie non-tutorée 

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

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