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
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-based 25 Sept - 27 Nov   Tues 8 - 9:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2705 Arabic 1 Web-based

26 Sept - 28 Nov    Mon 6  - 7:30 a.m.

Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2706 Arabic 2 Web-based 25 Sept - 27 Nov     Mon 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2709 Arabic 3 Web-based  27 Sept - 29 Nov         Wed 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2710 Arabic 4 Web-based  28 Sept - 30 Nov   Thurs 6 - 7:30 a.m. Instructor-led training

Chinese

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2733 Basic Chinese Grammar  29 Sept - 01 Dec       Fri 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Instructor-led training

English

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
27 Jun - 08 Sept LMS-2740 English Guided Self-Study via WebEx  20 Sept - 08 Nov

Wed 6:30 - 7:00 a.m.
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2213 Advanced English Grammar via WebEX - Part 1 27 Sept - 01 Nov
Wed 7 - 9 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 06 Nov LMS-2328 Advanced English Grammar via WebEX - Part 2  13 Oct - 17 Nov
Fri 7 - 9 a.m. 
Instructor-led training

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
27 Jun - 08 Sept LMS-2682 Introducing oneself - Writing (A1) 11 Sept - 20 Oct

 
Self-paced
27 Jun - 20 Oct LMS-2683 Introducing oneself - Speaking (A1) 23 Oct - 1 Dec

 
Self-paced

27 Jun - 08 Sept

LMS-2430 Expressing likes and dislikes - Writing (A1)  11 Sept - 20 Oct 
 
Self-paced
27 Jun - 08 Sept LMS-2431 Expressing likes and dislikes - Oral (A1) 11 Sept - 20 Oct Self-paced

Russian

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
27 Jun - 01 Sept  LMS-2750 Russian Verbs of Motion I 

11 Sept - 27 Nov      Mon 8:30  - 10 a.m.

Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 01 Sept - LMS-2752 Russian Vocabulary Builder I 14 Sept - 19 Oct     Thurs 8:30  - 10 a.m. Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 13 Oct - LMS-2753 Russian Vocabulary Builder II 26 Oct - 30 Nov     Thurs 8:30  - 10 a.m. Instructor-led training

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type 
27 Jun - 13 Oct LMS-1860 VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. GUSTOS Y TIEMPO LIBRE 25 Sept - 13 Oct Self-paced
27 Jun - 17 Nov LMS-1860 VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. GUSTOS Y TIEMPO LIBRE 30 Oct - 24 Nov Self-paced
27 Jun - 13 Oct LMS-1859

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. RUTINA EN PRESENTE

25 Sept - 13 Oct Self-paced
27 Jun - 17 Nov LMS-1859

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A1. RUTINA EN PRESENTE

30 Oct - 24 Nov Self-paced
27 Jun - 13 Oct LMS-1964

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: SER Y ESTAR

25 Sept - 13 Oct Self-paced
27 Jun - 17 Nov LMS-1964

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: SER Y ESTAR

30 Oct - 24 Nov Self-paced
27 Jun - 13 Oct LMS-2123

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: PASADOS EN HISTORIA Y BIOGRAFIAS

25 Sept - 13 Oct Self-paced
27 Jun - 17 Nov LMS-2123

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA A2: PASADOS EN HISTORIA Y BIOGRAFIAS

30 Oct - 24 Nov Self-paced
27 Jun - 17 Nov LMS-2124

VOCABULARIO Y GRAMATICA B1: ACONSEJAR EN PRESENTE DE SUBJUNTIVO

30 Oct - 24 Nov Self-paced
27 Jun - 12 Sep LMS-2670

Actualidad y Noticias: Tertulia. Avanzado. Via Webex

15 Sept - 20 Oct Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 05 Sept LMS-2672

Novelas en español: El beso de la mujer araña

11 Sept - 10 Nov Instructor-led training

 

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 
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2434 WebEx Practice Sessions 11 Sept - 2 Nov       Mon / Thu  6 - 8 a.m.  Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 15 Sept LMS-2677 Exploring the UN via WebEx 27 Sept - 1 Nov       Wed 8 - 9:30 a.m.  Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2214 E-mail Etiquette workshop via WebEx 26 Sept - 3 Oct
Tue 6 - 8 a.m.
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 13 Oct LMS-2278 Presentation Skills workshop for online presentations (blended)  26 Oct - 07 Dec
Tue 6:30 - 8 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 13 Oct LMS-2329 Report Writing via WebEx  19 Sept - 24 Oct
Tue 6  - 8 a.m.  
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 13 Sept LMS-1845 Summary Writing Webinar 15 Sept
Fri 6  - 8 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 19 Oct LMS-1845 Summary Writing Webinar 23 Oct
Mon 6  - 8 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 22 Nov LMS-1845 Summary Writing Webinar 24 Nov
Fri 9  - 11 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 1 Sept LMS-1811 Summary Writing Intensive via WebEx 14 Sept - 05 Oct
Thurs 9  - 11 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 27 Sept LMS-1811 Summary Writing Intensive via WebEx 07 Nov - 28 Nov
Tue 6 - 8 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 27 Oct LMS-2678 Advanced Summary Writing via Webex 08 Nov - 29 Nov                              Wed 8:30  - 10 am Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-1967 Effective Minutes Writing via WebEx 29 Sept - 19 Oct
Fri 7 - 9 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 29 Sept LMS-1986 Social Media & the UN via WebEx  10 Oct - 05 Dec
Tue 8  - 10 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 30 Nov LMS-2005 Social Media Webinars 12 Oct - 30 Nov
Thurs 9 - 10 a.m. 
Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 28 Nov LMS-2005 Social Media Webinars 17 Oct - 28 Nov                                  Tue 9 -10 a.m.  Instructor-led training
27 Jun - 12 Sept LMS-2749 English Writing Clinic 25 Sept - 20 Nov                               Tue 6 - 8 a.m. 

 
Self-paced

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type

27 Jun - 07 Jan, 2018

LMS-2429 Préparer l'entretien sur compétences en français (CBI) 1  11 Sept - 07 Jan, 2018 Self-paced

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
27 Jun - 16 Oct LMS-2702

Hablemos de igualdad de género

23 Oct - 01 Dec Self-paced
27 Jun - 16 Oct LMS-2703

Redacción Eficaz: Creación de textos - GLOBAL

23 Oct - 01 Dec Self-paced
27 Jun - 12 Sep LMS-2671 Redacción eficaz: Cohesión de ideas 23 Oct - 01 Dec Self-paced

 

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
 TBA in 2018   English Proficiency Exam study strategies webinar    
TBA in 2018   Reading in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx     
TBA in 2018   Listening in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx     
TBA in 2018   Speaking Skills in English / ELPE preparation via WebEx    

French

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
1 May - 30 Sept LMS-1699 Préparation a l'EAL en français  1 May - 30 Sept

 
Self-paced

Russian

Currently not available.

Spanish

Registration
Dates
Inspira
Code
Title Schedule Type
06 Mar- 02 Sept LMS-2283 LPE ONLINE
(autoaprendizaje):
Comprensión escrita y
Gramática

17 Jul - 09 Sept

Self-paced
06 Mar- 02 Sept LMS-2284 LPE ONLINE (autoaprendizaje): Comprensión oral y Vocabulario

17 Jul - 09 Sept

Self-paced