Registration for a Language Course
as an External Learner

To register for a language course as an external learner (non UN Secretariat staff member):
Please note that the actual content that you see may change according to your own unique learning profile.
If you are a UN Secretariat staff member, click here to register for a language course
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  1. Click on the "Main Menu" item on the top menubar. Then click on the "My Learning" menu item.
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  2. Under the "Search Learning Category" pane click on the "Browse Catalog" link.
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  3. In the Browse Catalog page click on "Working for the UN" link.
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  4. Click on the "Languages" link.
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  5. Click on the "Language and Communications Programme" link.
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  6. Select the language that you wish to register for by clicking on the appropriate link. In this example we are selecting "Chinese".
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  7. Click on the category of course you would like to enroll for. In this case it is "Chinese - Level Courses".
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  8. Select the course that you wish to take. In this example we are registering for a "Chinese - Level 1" course.
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  9. Identify the activity that you wish to enroll into. List of activities appear at the bottom of the page, after the course description and the course abstract. You can view class details by clicking on the respective "View Details" link.
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  10. Click on the "Schedule" link if you would like to see the date, time, and location where the activity will be held.
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  11. In the "Scheduled Sessions" pane you click on the corresponding "Location" link to see the location where that particular session will be held.
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  12. Once you have reviewed the details for the course location click the "Return to Previous Page" link on the lower left corner of the page.
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  13. Once you have identified the activity that you wish to register for click on the corresponding "Enroll" button.
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  14. Review the information that will be required to process your registration that appears on the top of the page.
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  15. Then review the activity details for the activity you are enrolling. In this example we are reviewing the activity details for a Chinese - Level 1 course.
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  16. First review your stated relationship with the UN and adjust if necessary. Then enter the expiry date for your UN ID. As part of this enrollment process you will be required to provide a copy of your UN Ground Pass (UN ID) as a pdf document.
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  17. Click the "Add Attachment" button.
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  18. Select the "Scan copy of UN Ground Pass" list item from the "Document Type" list.
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  19. Add a description of the document in the "Description" field. An example would be "UN Ground Pass".
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  20. Then click on the "Browse" link.
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  21. A popup window entitled "File Attachment" will open allowing you to select the pdf document containing the scanned copy of your UN Ground Pass . Click on the "Browse" button.
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  22. Once you have selected the file from your computer click on the "Open" button.
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  23. Then click on the "Upload" button.
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  24. Click the "Save" button.
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  25. If your UN pass expires before the end of the language term for which you want to register, please attach ADDITIONALLY a letter from your Executive Office or from the Head of your administration (with name, title, signature and date) indicating that your current appointment will be extended at least until the end of the language term for which you want to register. To do so click the "Add Attachment" button. Otherwise, skip to step 33.
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  26. Select the "Justification of Appointment Extension" list item from the "Document Type" list.
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  27. Add a description of the document in the "Description" field. An example would be "Letter from Executive Office".
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  28. Then click on the "Browse" link.
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  29. A popup window entitled "File Attachment" will open allowing you to select the pdf document containing the scanned copy of your letter from the executive office. Click on the "Browse" button.
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  30. Once you have selected the file from your computer click on the "Open" button.
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  31. Then click on the "Upload" button.
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  32. Click the "Save" button.
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  33. If you are a cash-paying student (see eligibility), you must submit proof of payment at registration time. Students are no longer allowed to register without submitting this proof of payment. Amount of the fee is published on our Information Circular and appears also in the activity details for the activity you are enrolling in (see “price per seat”). You must attach here the scanned payment receipt from the Cashier’s Office (located on the 20th floor of the Secretariat building and open between 10am and 3.30pm). Payment can be made at the Cashier’s Office via cash or cheque (payable to the United Nations). In addition, if you have outstanding penalty fees (No Show or Incomplete fees) from previous terms and you took classes in one of the two previous language terms, you must attach here either:
    1. the scanned payment receipt from the Cashier’s Office,
    2. a waiver request (not valid for the No Show fee) in the form of a scanned letter or email from the supervisor indicating that you were sent on a mission assignment during the whole period of your absences from classes or explaining that your work assignments changed in such a way as to interfere with your ability to attend classes.
    Please note that if you do not attach these documents at the time of your registration and you have outstanding penalty fees, you will receive a notification to update your registration. Failure to attach required documents or to provide more information when requested will result in your registration being delayed or rejected. Otherwise, skip to step 41.
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  34. Select the "Payment Proof" list item from the "Document Type" list.
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  35. Add a description of the document in the "Description" field. An example would be "Payment Receipt".
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  36. Then click on the "Browse" link.
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  37. A popup window entitled "File Attachment" will open allowing you to select the pdf document containing the scanned copy of your letter from the executive office. Click on the "Browse" button.
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  38. Once you have selected the file from your computer click on the "Open" button.
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  39. Then click on the "Upload" button.
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  40. Click the "Save" button.
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  41. Enter any comments that you wish to enter in the "Comments" field which can be found within the "Comments History" pane.
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  42. Read the registration terms and only if you agree click on the checkbox that corresponds to "By checking this box I certify that..."
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  43. Click the "Submit Enrollment" button.
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  44. Click the "My Learning" link on the top menubar to go the "My Learning" page on Inspira. Please do not forget to sign out when you are finished working with Inspira.
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