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English Programme Summary

About 400 United Nations staff and diplomats take English classes each term. The majority are in levels 5, 6, 7 and 8 (intermediate to advanced) of our programme as well as in special courses, such as Report Writing, Presentation Skills, Media and Discourse Strategies. Most classes take place at lunch time between 12pm and 3pm but we also offer some special courses in the evening from 5:45pm to 7:45pm. The English programme also has a book/film club monthly meeting and runs trips to cultural sites in New York City every term.

English classes are taught by our four full-time teachers – recruited through competitive examination - as well as a number of part-time teachers who all have graduate degrees in applied linguistics and several years of teaching experience in various multilingual contexts.