Language Courses in New York
Nations Language and Communications Programme (UNLCP) is an
internal language training programme that serves the United Nations
community in New York City.
||Our students are restricted
to the staff and
United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) in New York. Of those
eligible, some may take our courses for free; and others pay a low
fee based on the number of hours of lessons. For further details,
see pages 2 and 4 of our Information Circular.
offered during three 12-week terms per year
(January - March; April -
July; and September - November),
provide training in the six
official United Nations languages:
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Our instructors also collaborate
with language trainers away from Headquarters; teach
intensive writing or 'train the trainer' courses at other duty
stations; and serve as examiners for the LPE (see below),
which is now administered by the Exams and Testing Section (ETS).
Nations Language Proficiency Exam (LPE)
Once per year,
United Nations staff and affiliated diplomats worldwide have the chance
to prove their profiency in any of the six official languages by taking
the relevant Language Profiency Exam (LPE).
- To register, visit the LPE website for
the most up-to-date information.
- To prepare for the exam, we
recommend taking our courses
- and checking out our self-study
resources, available for the Chinese, English,
and Spanish exams.
Similar resources are now being developed for Arabic and