ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING                           

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

Are you interested in developing your professional competences? Our Online Language and Communications skills courses in the six UN official languages may be the perfect fit for you.

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

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
18 September LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-based 1 Oct - 10 Dec, Mon 8 - 9:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
18 September LMS-2706 Arabic 2 Web-based 1 Oct - 10 Dec, Mon 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
18 September LMS-2709 Arabic 3 Web-based  2 Oct - 11 Dec, Tue 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
18 September LMS-2710 Arabic 4 Web-based 4 Oct - 11 Dec, Thur 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training

Chinese

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
18 September LMS-3037 Grammar Review  TBD  (Class will meet 3-4 times. Teacher will contact students to determine day/time) self-study w/ tutor
18 September LMS-3180 Guided Self-Study Clinic I: Focus on Pronunciation TBD (teacher will contact students to determine day/time) self-study w/ tutor
18 September LMS-3181 Guided Self-Study Clinic II: Focus on vocabulary vuilding and retention TBD (teacher will contact students to determine day/time) self-study w/ tutor
18 September LMS-3182 Guided Self-Study Clinic III: Focus on reading and writing/typing characters TBD (teacher will contact students to determine day/time) self-study w/ tutor

English

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
18 September LMS-2677 Exploring the UN via WebEx 3 Oct - 21 Nov, Wed 8 - 9:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
18 September LMS-3053 Intermediate English Writing 20 Sept - 11 Oct Thur 7 - 9 a.m. Instructor-led training
18 September LMS-2213 Advanced Grammar Part 1 20 Sept - 25 Oct Thur 8 - 10:00 a.m. Instructor-led training
19 October LMS-2328 Advanced Grammar Part 2 30 Oct - 4 Dec Fri 7 - 9:00 a.m. Instructor-led training

French

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
16 Sept LMS-3058 First Contact with French  permanent access self-paced

Section 1: 14 Sept

Section 2: 26 Oct

LMS-2682 Introducing oneself (A1)  - Writing

Section 1: 18 Sept 

Section 2: 30 Oct

6-week self-paced

Section 1: 14 Sept

Section 2: 26 Oct

LMS-2683 Introducing oneself (A1) - Speaking

Section 1: 18 Sept

Section 2: 30 Oct

6-week self-paced

Section 1: 14 Sept

Section 2: 26 Oct

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

Section 1: 18 Sept

Section 2: 30 Oct

6-week self-paced

Section 1: 14 Sept

Section 2: 26 Oct

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

Section 1: 18 Sept

Section 2: 30 Oct

6-week self-paced

Russian

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
7 Sept LMS-3185 Professional Monologue Training Starts 17 Sept ,Thur 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Instructor-led
7 Sept LMS-2752 Vocabulary Builder I Starts 17 Sept, Tue 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Instructor-led
19 Oct LMS-2753 Vocabulary Builder II Starts 29 Oct, Tue 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Instructor-led

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
30 Nov LMS-1860-17 Vocabulario y Gramática A1: Gustos y tiempo libre 29 Oct - 7 Dec Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
30 Nov LMS-1859-19 Vocabulario y Gramática A1: Rutina en presente 29 Oct - 7 Dec Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
30 Nov LMS-1964-16 Vocabulario y Gramática A2: Ser y Estar 29 Oct - 7 Dec Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
30 Nov LMS-2123-15 Vocabulario y Gramática  A2: Pasados en historia biografías 29 Oct - 7 Dec Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
30 Nov LMS-2124-13 Vocabulario y Gramática B1: Aconsejar en presente de subjuntivo 29 Oct - 7 Dec 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

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
26 October LMS-2278 Presentation Skills for Presenting Online 5 Nov - 10 Dec, Mon 9 - 10:30 am Instructor-led
28 September LMS-1986 Social Media and the UN (Full Course) 9 october & 4 Dec, Tue, 8-10:00 a.m. Instructor-led
2 days before each one LMS-2005 Social Media and the UN (Webinars) 16 Oct - 27 Nov, Tue & Thur 9-10:00 a.m. Instructor-led
18 Sept LMS-3197 NEW: English Correspondence Writing 3 Oct - 7 Nov, Wed 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Instructor-led

1) 5 Oct

2) 9 Nov

LMS-2214 E-mail Ettiquette

1) 18 Oct & 25 Oct, Thur 5-7:00 a.m.

2) 20 Nov & 27 Nov, Tue 7-9:00 a.m.

Instructor-led
19 Oct LMS-2329 Report Writing 2 Nov - 7 Dec, Fri 7-9:00am Instructor Led

Section 13) 1 Oct

Section 14) 5 Nov

Section 15) 3 Dec

LMS-2662 Writing for iSeek

Section 13: 3 October, Wed 9-10:00 a.m.

Section 14: 7 Nov, Wed 9-10:00 a.m.

Section 15: 5 Dec, Wed 9-10:00 a.m.

Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April 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: 14 Sept

Section 2: 26 Oct

LMS-3055 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

Section 1:18 Sept 

Section 2: 30 Oct

Formation en autonomie tutorée de 6 semaines

Section 1: 14 Sept

Section 2: 26 Oct

LMS-3054 Ecrire pour iSeek

Section 1:18 Sept

Section 2: 30 Oct

Formation en autonomie tutorée de 5 semaines

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
8 Oct LMS-2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género 15 Oct - 7 Dec self-paced w/ tutor
24 Sept LMS-3186 NEWRecetas gramaticalés 6 sessions 1 Oct - 7 Dec self-paced w/ tutor
20 Oct LMS-3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 1 Oct - 27 Oct self-paced w/ tutor
23 Oct LMS-3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 9 Oct - 30 Nov self-paced w/ tutor
24 Sept LMS-2672 Novelas en español: El beso de la mujer araña 1 Oct - 7 Dec self-paced w/ tutor
30 Nov LMS-2478 Redacción Eficaz: Creación de textos 5 Sessions 22 Oct - 7 Dec 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

 Section 27: 25 September

Section 28: 19 October

LMS-1811 Summary Writing Intensive via WebEx Section 27: 18 Sept - 9 Oct, Tue 9-11:00 a.m. Instructor-led

Webinar 1: 23 Sept

Webinar 2: 17 Oct

Webinar 3: 10 Nov

LMS-1845 Summary Writing Webinar

Webinar 1: 25 Sept, Tue 7-9:00 a.m.

Webinar 2: 19 Oct, Fri 9-11:00 a.m.

Webinar 3: 12 Nov, Mon 7-9 a.m.

Instructor-led
12 Oct LMS-2628 Advanced Summary Writing via WebEx 26 Oct - 16 Nov, Fri 9:30-11:00 a.m. Instructor-led

French

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
16 Sept LMS-2495 Stratégies pour l'épreuve d'expression
écrite de l'EAL
Permanent Access Webinaire
16 Sept LMS-2500 Stratégies pour l'épreuve d'interaction
orale de l'EAL
Permanent Access Webinaire
16 Sept   LMS-1699 Préparer les épreuves de compréhension
et de langue de l'EAL
Permanent Access Formation en autonomie non-tutorée 

Russian

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
5 July LMS-2505 Russian LPE Info Webinar 16 July 8-10:00 a.m. NA

Spanish

Registration
open until
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
14 Sept LMS-2283 LPE Online: Comprensión oral y vocabulario  16 July - 14 Sept, 8 hours of study self-paced
14 Sept LMS-2284 LPE Online: Escrite y gramática 16 July - 14 Sept, 8 hours of study self-paced