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Capacity Development & Training Section (CDOTS) / DOS Winter 2020 1 More Information: ST/IC 2020… Contact us : [email protected] Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates - by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking. How to begin 1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility Eligible for free Eligible for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN (red D on pass) & many more - Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass) - Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions & many more - Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others 2) Determine your learning plan Learning objectives What is your focus? o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or career aspirations Time management Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term. Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done. Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in- person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor) 3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all. Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term “break” from courses Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro course in the language very proficient in the language 4) Review current learning opportunities See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context 5) Register for a test or course See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register and to register for a placement test or course. We help the United Nations communicate
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Capacity Development & Training Section (CDOTS) / DOS Winter 2020

1 More Information: ST/IC 2020… Contact us : [email protected]

Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

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2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

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2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

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2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

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2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 3 2653

13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

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2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

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2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

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24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

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2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

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23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

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2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

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2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

We help the United Nations communicate

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2611 35: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

36: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

24: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2641 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

37: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

16: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

38: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

35: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

2 2652 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2642 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2612 33: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2632 11: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2622 26: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

34: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

27: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

17: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

35: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

12: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

28: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

36: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

29: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

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13: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2643 9: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2603 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2613 32: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2633 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2623 20: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

33: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

21: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

34: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

22: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

4 2654 10: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2644 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2604 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2614 26: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2634 8: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2624 16: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

27: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

17: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

28: Mon & Wed 5:30-7pm

5 2655 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2645 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2605 9: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2615 23: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2635 8: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2625 12: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

24: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

13: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

25: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6 2656 XX: From April

2646 6: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2606 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2616 22: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2636 From April

2626 9: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

7 2657 7: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2647 5: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2607 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2617 22: Mon & Wed 8:15-9:45am

2637 7: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2627 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

23: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

8 2658 4: From April

2648 From April

2608 9: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2618 22: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

2638 From April

2628 8: Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

23: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

9 2659 6: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2649 From Sept 2020

2609 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm

2619 21: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

2639 4: Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

2629 8: Tues & Thurs 1:30-3pm 22: Mon & Wed

12-1:30pm

10 5757 From April

2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Upload needed documents: Your UN grounds pass + (if needed) test results + receipt.(4) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

Your First name

Your Family name

When you registration is approved (usually within 3 business days), you will receive a confirmation e-mail,

which includes the lesson schedule + Classroom (for face-to-face courses). Your teacher will also send you a welcome message.

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Language and Communication Skills Learning at UNHQ

Take the opportunity to Support multilingualism – essential for the most effective delivery of UN mandates -

by developing your proficiency in all six United Nations languages. Communicate effectively and efficiently for your daily work and career development

by developing your communication skills – both writing and speaking.

How to begin

1) Find out if you can take UN courses – free or for a fee. Find all details here: hr.un.org/page/eligibility

Eligible – for free Eligible – for a fee Not eligible - UN Secretariat Staff, UNICEF, UN

Women*, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP* - Delegates to the UN

(red D on pass) & many more

- Staff of UNHQ Permanent Missions (white D on pass)

- Spouses of Secretariat staff and Missions

& many more

- Consultants - Interns - NGO staff & others

2) Determine your learning plan

Learning objectives What is your focus?

o To develop proficiency in a language (which language? why?), and/or o To enhance communication skills needed for your work at the UN or

career aspirations Time management

Determine how much time you can dedicate to lessons and homework. When developing proficiency in a language, we advise to focus on one language at a time, and register for only one “general course” per term.

Support of your team Be sure your work team is aware of your learning plan, highlighting the wider benefits and a plan for how all your work will still get done.

Learning preferences To fit your preferences and schedule, select a course schedule and format (in-person, blended or online - self-paced or with teacher/tutor)

3) Take a placement test as needed. FREE for all.

Required if you are: a new non-beginner student for

UNHQ courses returning after a 2+ term

“break” from courses

Not required if you are: a beginner. Take course 1 or Intro

course in the language very proficient in the language

4) Review current learning opportunities

See the next few pages for all learning activities now available and identify which ones best match your learning objectives. These include courses for: Language Learning - both General and Specialized to develop proficiency Communicating for work for all at the UN, or tailored to your specific context

5) Register for a test or course

See last two pages of this document for how to prepare to register – and to register – for a placement test or course.

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Placement Tests Taking a test is required for any non-beginner students new to United Nations courses for developing language proficiency. This test will help us advise you well about which course(s) will best support your learning plan. A few things to note:

Before registering for a course, register (and take) this test if you ae not a beginner nor highly proficient. To register for a test, follow the instructions on the last two pages of this document. Allow enough time to take the test. All tests take approximately 1.5 hours. After you register, you will receive more

information and directions. You will receive your test results to attach to your registration - For online tests, you will receive these approximately 1

working day (24 hours) after taking the test. Results from in-person tests are shared immediately after the test.

Format Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

In-person Register for one option

2660 Options in Room 3 Monday 6 January 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 7 January 10:30-11:30am

2610 Date options Mon, 6 January Tuesday, 7 January 10-11:30am Computer Room C

2640 Tuesday, 7 January 12-1:30pm Room 23

Online E-mail with instructions sent after

registration

2650 Register now and complete by 6 January

2620 Register now and complete by 6 January

2630 Register now and complete by 6 January

Language Learning: General Courses These core courses for language acquisition build on each other and focus on enhancing your overall proficiency in the language. To reach this goal, each course includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Dates: 13 January – 27 March 2020 Length of each course: 11 weeks Most meet for two 1.5 hour lessons per week (33 hours of lessons) Format: Face-to-face – for eligible participants located at UNHQ in New York

Course Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish 1 2651

23: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2641 11: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7pm

6167 1: Course 1 & 2 Mon & Wed 12-1:30pm

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2631 15: Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

2621 32: Tues & Thurs 8:15-9:45am

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2664 Refresher II 5 - Tues & Thurs, 12-1pm

These courses are not yet offered in these languages. 11 New

From Sept 2020 2717 Advanced I

8 - Tues & Thurs 2-3pm

12 New From Jan 2021

2718 Advanced II 8 - Tues & Thurs 1-2pm

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Language Learning: Specialized Courses These courses allow learners to focus on a specific area or areas that enhance learning in the general courses of that language. Course descriptions are provided after the schedule below, and also in Inspira / eLearning.

Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

For all students Russian 2691 Cursive Practicum 24 & 26 March

Tuesday & Thursday1:30-3pm Spanish 3035 Cómo poner acentos en español 3-30 March 3034 Cómo usar el gerundio en español 3-30 March 3036 Terminología económica 3-30 March For beginners Chinese 3956 Basic Reading and Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 1-2pm 3960 Basic Listening 20 Jan – 21 Feb (5 weeks)

French 3058 First Contact 1 Jan – 31 Mar

Register to receive access. For those in course 2+ Arabic 6171 New Pronunciation & Conversation 20 Jan – 23 Mar (10 weeks)

Mon 5:30-6:30pm Chinese 2726 Basic Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 2-3:15pm For those in course 3+ Chinese 2733 Grammar Review 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

English 2737 Intermediate Conversation 10 Feb – 16 Mar (6 weeks)

Mon 12-1:30pm For those in course 4+ Russian 2689 Conversation I 14 Jan – 17 Mar (10 weeks)

Tues 1:30-3pm For those in course 6+ Arabic 5759 UN Stories 22 Jan – 25 Mar (10 weeks)

Wed 1:30-3pm Chinese 2665 Intermediate Conversation 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fri 12:45-2pm 3958 Intermediate Reading & Writing 24 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 2-3pm 4003 Intermediate Listening 24 Feb – 27 Mar (5 weeks)

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For those in course 6+ (continued) English 2743 Pronunciation Skills, part 1 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7:30pm 2745 Exploring the UN 16 Jan – 26 Mar (11 weeks)

Thurs 6-8pm 2746 Advanced Grammar 2 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks)

Tues 3:15-5:15pm Advanced Grammar Topics

5749 Which vs That 3 -Tues 28 Jan, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs, 13 Feb, 8-9:30am

5750 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 30 January, 8-9:30am 4 -Tues 18 Feb, 8-9:30am

5751 Modal Verbs 3 -Tues 4 Feb, 8-9:30am 4 -Thurs 20 Feb, 8-9:30am

5752 Passive Voice 3 -Thurs 6 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Tues 25 Feb, 8-9:30am*

5753 Sentence Punctuation 3 -Tues 11 Feb, 8-9:30am* 4 -Thurs 27 Feb, 8-9:30am*

For those in course 9+ Chinese 3961 Advanced Topics 20 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Russian 2690 Conversation II 13 Jan – 23 Mar (11 weeks) Mon 1:30-3pm

6163 New Grammar Review 15 Jan – 25 Mar (11 weeks) Wed 1:30-3pm

3184 Reading Literature 16 Jan – 19 Mar (10 weeks) Thurs 1:30-3pm

For those in course 10+ Arabic 4002 Sustainable Development Readings 6 Feb – 26 Mar (8 weeks)

Thurs 5:30-7pm= 6172 New Current Events 5 Feb - 25 Mar (8 weeks)

Wed 5:30-7pm

Language Learning: Specialized Courses Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Advanced Grammar Topics (English) Register to attend a 1.5 webinar on a specific grammar topic useful for your learning needs.

Advanced Topics (Chinese) Practice UN Sustainable Development Goals with authentic listening & reading materials via online platform.

Basic Conversation (Chinese) Build and improve conversational skills up to course 5.

Basic Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Basic Reading and Writing (Chinese) Build and reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinese, with a focus on the analysis of Chinese characters.)

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Cómo poner acentos (Spanish) In this 3-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn the use of Spanish accents

Cómo usar el gerundio en español (Spanish) In this 2-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn how to use the -ing form in Spanish following three clear rules.

Conversation I (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 4.

Conversation II (Russian) Develop your speaking skills on a variety of topics at the proficiency level of those who have completed course 9.

Cursive Practicum (Russian) Develop cursive writing and reading skills.

Current Events (Arabic) Develop Learning to understand current news events that shape our world through readings, videos, guest speakers and class discussions to analyse sources and think critically in the language.

First Contact (French) For complete beginners. Learn the basics to become more prepared to take Course 1 in the language.

Grammar Review (Chinese for 3+, Russian for 9+) Consolidate the grammar acquired in all previous courses (1-3 for Chinese; and 1-9 in Russian).

Exploring the UN (English) Learn about the history and work of the United Nations by completing self-paced lessons, sharing about what you do at the United Nations, and participating in group outings and guest presentations.

Intermediate Conversation (Chinese for 6+ / English for Levels 3-5 ) Reinforce and improve conversational skills.

Intermediate Listening (Chinese) Improve listening skills with audio materials and exercises via an online learning platform.

Intermediate Reading and Writing (Chinese) Reinforce reading and writing skills. (In Chinse, by recycling learned characters and words in meaningful contexts.)

Pronunciation and Conversation (Arabic) Improve speaking and reading fluency with a focus on basic pronunciation rules and providing conversation practice.

Pronunciation Skills, Part I (English) Improve your sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation to be better understand and be understood.

Reading Literature (Russian) Develop reading skills by studying poems and short prose texts.

Sustainable Development Readings (Arabic) Enhance your reading and writing skills while focusing on topics related to sustainable development.

Terminología económica (Spanish) In this 1-hour self-paced course + tutor, learn to use the correct and most appropriate term when talking Economics.

UN Stories (Arabic) A face-to-face specialized Arabic course that focuses on enhancing the participants’ Arabic listening and speaking skills while being engaged in stories related to the UN humanitarian work.

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Face-to-Face or BlendedAt UNHQ• Available to those eligible who work and/or live in the New York City Area.• Participants must have a valid UN Grounds pass valid till the end of course.

With tutor or teacher or Webinar or Self-pacedOnline• Times listed for lessons with a teacher or tutor are listed as New York time.

Please convert to your time zone.

Communicating for work: for those working in the language These courses will help you to write or speak more effectively in the United Nations context and apply UN guidance – for your current work or work that you expect to do soon. See course descriptions below.

Length of each course: varies Course formats: several options available and in the schedule are color-coded as follows:

Using Gender Inclusive Language Arabic 4012 Gender-Inclusive Language in Arabic 17 Feb - 16 Mar (4 weeks)

Chinese 4004 Gender-Inclusive Language in Chinese 10-28 Feb (3 weeks)

English 5770 Gender-Inclusive Language in English 17 Feb – 3 Mar (3 weeks)

French 5769 Employer un langage inclusif 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

5748 Parlons de l'égalité des sexes

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs 12-1:30pm

3055 Parlons de l’égalité des sexes 11 Feb – 29 March (7 weeks)

Russian To be offered in 2020

Spanish 3374 Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género 9-27 March (3 weeks)

4004 Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género (1.5-hour webinar)

5 – Tuesday 21 February

6 – Wednesday, 19 March

Speaking for the United Nations English 2945 Discourse Strategies, part 2 15 Jan – 25 March (11 weeks)

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm Spanish 2701 Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible 17 Jan – 27 Mar (10 weeks)

Fridays 12-1:30pm 2266 Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) 13 Jan – 21 Feb (6 weeks) 4011 Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks) 4013 Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades

(ODS 10) 24 Feb – 20 Mar (4 weeks)

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Writing for the United Nations English 2947 Correspondence Writing 23 Jan – 27 Feb (6 weeks)

Th 3:15-5:15pm

6169 E-mail Etiqueete Workshop Tues 25 Feb 9:30-11:30am

6168 E-mail Etiqueete Webinar 1 Thurs 20 Feb, 8 -10am

2 Thurs 26 Mar, 8 -10am

2747 Summary Writing 21 Jan – 25 Feb (6 weeks) Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

2662 Writing for iSeek 25 Wed 22 Jan, 9-11am

26 Wed 11 Mar, 9-11am

French 1769 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire

14 Jan – 20 Feb (6 weeks) Tues & Thurs, 1:30-3pm

3404 Ecrire un rapport humanitaire 13 Jan – 7 Feb (4 weeks)

Communicating for work: for those working in the language Find a brief description of each course below, listed alphabetically. Details are available in Inspira / eLearning.

Correspondence Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn and apply advice for writing effective e-mail, letters, memoranda and other types of correspondence. Cómo usar el español de forma inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 4-hour self-paced activity with a tutor, learn how to apply a diverse range of strategies in Spanish to ensure that your communications are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Discourse Strategies, Part 2 Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Practice strategies for effectively participating in formal meetings and negotiations in diplomatic contexts. Ecrire un rapport humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Practice report writing that incorporates specialized vocabulary and is related to various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security. E-mail Etiquette Workshop / Webinar Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 6+ Learn how to use e-mail more effectively in the United Nations context.

Formación de Formadores (ToT): Lengua inclusiva en cuanto al género Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish Find out how to organize and facilitate a workshop to raise awareness on what gender-inclusive language is and how to integrate related UN recommendations.

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Hablemos de desarrollo sostenible Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 8+ Discuss breaking news as it happens, aided by related specialized vocabulary and background information.

Hablemos de igualdad de género (ODS 5) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 8-hour online course with a tutor, focus on both gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) and on improving your Spanish communicative competence.

Hablemos de Paz y Justicia (ODS 16) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, discuss Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Hablemos de Reducción de desigualdades (ODS 10) Target audience: Those proficient in Spanish / Course 6+ In this 6-hour online course, learn about and discuss Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce Inequalities.

Parlons de l’égalité des sexes (online, or face-to-face course at UNHQ) Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sustainable Development Goal 5) in various situations and learn how to effectively express your opinions on this topic in French.

S’informer sur l’humanitaire Target audience: Those proficient in French / course 9+ Learn and practice using specialized language by discussing various humanitarian topics such as conflicts; refugees and asylum seekers; and food security - and voice your opinions on these issues.

Summary Writing Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Practice writing clear and concise summaries of work documents applying official United Nations guidelines. Using Gender Inclusive Language Target audience: Those proficient in the target language (modern standard) Learn and apply recommendations for using gender-inclusive language into written communications. Participate in discussions, respond to questions and receive feedback on your productions – via an online learning platform; e-mail; and both a live group session and one 15-minute individual tutoring session with a tutor. Writing for iSeek Target audience: Those proficient in English / Course 9+ Discuss advice, analyse examples, explore resources, & write and get feedback on a story about a familiar topic.

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Communication Skills Courses

•Correspondence Writing•Report Writing•Writing for publicatio•Media Training•Writing Political Analysis•Social Media for the UN•Communication Skills for

Managers

Training of Trainers Courses

• Writing for DPKO•Principles of Adult

Learning (e.g. for Gender & Security)

•Teaching effectively online

Substantive Courses

• Gender Equality•SEA (preventing and

responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)

•Political Analysis•Exam Preparation

Examinations

• Recruitment Assessments

•Langauge Proficiency Tests

Leaning management

•Research•Evaluating

learning programmes

•Learning Framework development

Communicating for work: tailored to specific work teams By request and a for a fee, we can design a course tailored to the exact needs of your work team. Please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and to begin exploring potential learning solutions.

Below are examples of tailored learning that have already been developed for teams throughout the United Nations Organization.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]

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Register with elearning.un.org

•Go to [email protected] •Click on "Register now" and complete the form. A "User ID" will be automatically generated, and will be lms.yourfirstname.yourlastname

You can choose your password.NOTE Before you click "Register", send yourself a text or e-mail with your User ID and password.

•Click on Register then on Return to Sign in page

Request access to courses

• Log into [email protected] with your new User ID and password (that you saved for future reference).• Click on Main Munu → My Learning → Request for Learning.• After *Learning Type: click on the small icon after the box - and choose "NY Language Programme"• From drop-down menu, (1) choose your UN entity (2) check that your e-mail is correct, and

(3) ONLY write your index number if you have one - if you don't, leave it blank. • Click on Submit Request.

Click to confirm

• Check your e-mail for a message from "Office of Human Resources [email protected]". You may have to wait a bit or check your "spam" folder.

• In that e-mail, click on the long link. • In a window that opens, click on "Submit Confirmation"

How to Register for a placement test or course(s)

New students As an important first step, please follow the instructions below that are relevant to you.

Secretariat Staff members Check to confirm that you have a Staff Inspira account. Your user name is your Index number. This is not the same as the account that you may have used to apply for a job with the United Nations. If you don’t have one yet, ask for that.

All others eligible to take UN language courses – as per hr.un.org/page/eligibility - will need to:

Get Ready to Register – special cases

Paying students will need to pay for a course before they register – so they can upload their receipt. 1. Check if you are eligible as a paying student: https://hr.un.org/page/eligibility 2. Decide on the course you want to take and gather needed information. Currently, no eligible

students pay for online courses. Tuition for a face-to-face course is based on lesson hours. 3. Find out how much and how to pay: http://bit.ly/UNcoursefees

Spouses – will need to both pay and have a UN grounds pass valid till end of course to take any UNHQ

face-to-face course, as explained here: https://hr.un.org/page/instructions-grounds-pass-spouses

If you didn’t take a UN Language or Communication Skills course any time since 2014, follow instructions for a “new student”.

Prefer the above instructions WITH VISUALS? Go here: http://bit.ly/UNextreg

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Register for a test or learning activity

Resources to help you

Visit hr.un.org/page/language-programmes-unhq-0 to learn about what we offer and how to participate. Attend a Registration Help Clinic to get advice on courses to take and resolve any problems you may be having

with registration. Stop by any time during the given hours – in the UNLC, Room B (see directions below). Monday, 6 January 1-3pm

in Computer Room B Tuesday, 7 January Contact Us at [email protected] with any other questions you may have.

Directions to the United Nations Learning Centre (UNLC) There are three ways to begin (and here is a map to help: http://bit.ly/mapUNLC);

From elevators in the Visitor lobby (near stairs / by the UN), go to 3B. From the elevators by the Vienna café, go to 2B From the stairs near the lobby café (stairway F), go to 2B.

As you enter the UN Learning Centre, you will see on your left a colorful wall and then a TV Monitor on the wall.To the right of the TV Monitor is Lab B – where the Registration Help Clinics will take place.

Log in to your account

• Secretariat staffGo to inspira.un.org. User name = your index number.

• All others Go to elearning.un.org. User name = lms.__________.________

Find a test

or course

• For all(1) Choose a test or course to register for - by reviewing this document.(2) Click on (Main Menu → Learning →) My Learning(3) Enter into "Search by Key Word" box the 4-digit number for the course (see schedule).(4) Click on "Enroll" for 1 section (Choose your preferred schedule, which is identified by 1 or 2 digit number that you can find in the course schedule). Only register for one section.

Register for a test

or course

• Secretariat staff (OR for all eligible - IF registering for online self-paced course)(1) Check that your contract expiry date is correct and is after end of the course(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a question)(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".(4) (if needed) Upload needed documents: placement test results(3) Click on "I agree" box - and then on "Submit enrollment".

• All others (1) Enter expiry date from your UN grounds pass by clicking on the small calendar icon.(2) (optional) Add a note in comment box to help us approve your registration or assist with your learning (e.g. that you took Placement Test, passed a course, have a qu