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
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
13 March - 10 April LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-based 23 April - 09 July  Mon 8 - 9:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
13 March - 10 April LMS-2706 Arabic 2 Web-based 23 April - 09 July  Mon 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
13 March - 10 April LMS-2709 Arabic 3 Web-based  25 April - 11 July  Wed 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
13 March - 10 April LMS-2710 Arabic 4 Web-based 26 April - 12 July Thur 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training

Chinese

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
13 March - 10 April LMS-3037 Online Chinese Communication Essentials  27 April - 29 Jun Fri 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Instructor-led training

English

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
13 March - 10 April LMS-2740 English Guided Self-Study 3, 24 May & 28 June Thur 6 - 7:00 a.m. Self-Study
Open LMS-3053 Intermediate English Writing 21 June - 12 July Thur 6 - 8:00 a.m. Instructor-led training
13 March - 10 April LMS-2213 Advanced Grammar Part 1 25 April - 30 May Wed 7-9:00 a.m. Instructor-led training
13 March - 10 April LMS-2328 Advanced Grammar Part 2 1 June - 6 July Fri 7 - 9:00 a.m. Instructor-led training

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
13 March - 10 April LMS-3058 First Contact with French  Starts 14/05 self-paced non-tutorée 
13 March - 10 April LMS-2682 Introducing oneself (A1)  - Writing Starts 24/04 ou 05/06 6-week self-paced
13 March - 10 April LMS-2683 Introducing oneself (A1) - Speaking Starts 24/04 ou 05/06 6-week self-paced
13 March - 10 April LMS-2430 Expressing likes and dislikes (A1) - Writing Starts 24/04 ou 05/06 6-week self-paced
13 March - 10 April LMS-2431 Expressing likes and dislikes (A1) - Speaking Starts 24/04 ou 05/06 6-week self-paced

Russian

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
13 March - 13 April LMS-1280 Russian Grammar Refresher I Tue 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 24 April - 10 July (12 weeks) Instructor-led
13 March - 13 April LMS-2316 Russian Grammar Refresher II Mon 8:30 - 10:00 a.m 23 April - 9 July (12 weeks) Instructor-led
13 March - 13 April LMS-2750 Russian Verbs of Motion I Wed 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 25 April - 11 July (12 weeks) Instructor-led
13 March - 13  April LMS-3046 Vocabulary Builder III Thur 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 26 April - 31 May (6 weeks) Instructor-led
13 March - 25 May LMS-3051 Vocabulary Builder IV Thur 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 7 June - July 12 (6 weeks) Instructor-led

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
29 June LMS-1860 Vocabulario y Gramática A1: Gustos y tiempo libre 29 May - 6 July Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
29 June LMS-1859 Vocabulario y Gramática A1: Rutina en presente 29 May - 6 July Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
29 June LMS-1964 Vocabulario y Gramática A2: Ser y Estar 29 May - 6 July Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
29 June LMS-2123 Vocabulario y Gramática  A2: Pasados en historia biografías 29 May - 6 July Self-paced (Group and Individual Support)
29 June LMS-2124 Vocabulario y Gramática B1: Aconsejar en presente de subjuntivo 29 May - 6 July 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
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
13 March - 10 April LMS-2214 E-mail ettiquette

Section 9: 24 Apr & 1 May Tue 8 - 10:00 a.m.

Section 10: 7 & 14 June Thur 6 - 8:00 a.m.

Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-1967 Effective Minutes Writing 6-27 June Wed 7 - 9:00 a.m. Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-2435 Writing Presentation Slides 31 May & 7 June Thur 9 - 10:30 a.m. Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-1811 Summary Writing Intensive

Section 25: 26 April - 17 May Thur 8 - 10:00 a.m.

Section 26: 22 May - 12 June Tue 6 - 8:00 a.m.

Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-1986 Social Media and the UN (Full Course) 10 May & 28 June Thur 8 - 10:00 a.m. Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-2005 Social Media and the UN (Webinars) 15 May - 21 June Tue & Thur 9 - 10:00 a.m. Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-2662 Writing for iSeek

11 April 9 - 11:00 a.m.

2 May 9 - 11:00 a.m.

6 June 9 - 11:00 a.m.

11 July 9 - 11:00 a.m.

1 Aug 9 - 11:00 a.m.

5 Sept 9 - 11:00 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
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
13 March - 10 April LMS-3055 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes Starts 14/05 Formation en autonomie tutorée de 6 semaines
13 March - 10 April LMS-3054 Ecrire pour iSeek Starts 30/04 or 04/06 Formation en autonomie tutorée de 5 semaines

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
13 March - 10 April LMS-2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género 14 May -29 June Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-2672 Novelas en español: El beso de la mujer araña 23 April - 13 July Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 23 Apr-18 May Instructor-led
8 June LMS-3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 21 May– 15 Jun Instructor-led
26 July LMS-3036 Introducción a la terminología económica 18 Jun–13 Jul Instructor-led

 

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
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
 13 March - 10 April LMS-2277 English Proficiency Exam study strategies webinar

Tue 8 May 9 - 11:00 a.m.

Friday 25 May 7 - 9:00 a.m.

Wed 20 June 9 - 11:00 a.m.

Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-2496 Reading in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx  1 & 15 June Fri 7 - 8:00 a.m. Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-2497 Listening in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx  27 June & 11 July Wed 7 - 8:00 a.m. Instructor-led
13 March - 10 April LMS-2498 Speaking Skills in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx 17 June & 2 July Mon 7 - 8:00 a.m. Instructor-led

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
13 March - 10 April LMS-2495 Stratégies pour l'épreuve d'expression
écrite de l'EAL
le 08/05 Webinaire
13 March - 10 April LMS-2500 Stratégies pour l'épreuve d'interaction
orale de l'EAL
le 10/05 Webinaire
13 March - 10 April LMS-2493 Préparer l'épreuve d'expression
écrite de l'EAL
15/05 ou 26/05 ou 05/06 Formation en autonomie tutorée de 3 semaines
13 March - 10 April  LMS-2494 Préparer l'épreuve d'interaction
orale de l'EAL
15/05 ou 05/26 ou 26/06 Formation en autonomie tutorée de 3 semaines
13 March - 10 April   LMS-1699 Préparer les épreuves de compréhension
et de langue de l'EAL
le 08/09 Formation en autonomie non-tutorée 

Russian

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
until 5 July LMS-2505 Russian LPE Info Webinar 16 July 8-10am NA

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
25 May LMS-1963 LPE Online (con tutor) Comprensión oral y vocabulario 23 Apr - 1 Jun with tutor
6 July LMS-1962 LPE Online (con tutor) Comprensión escrita y gramática 4 June - 13 July with tutor
3 September LMS-2283 LPE Online (autoaprendizaje) Comprensión escrita y gramática 16 July - 14 Sept. self-study
4 September LMS-2284 LPE Online (autoaprendizaje) Comprensión oral y vocabulario 16 July - 14 Sept. self-study