Language classes for Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Russian and Spanish:
The UNON Language and Communications Programme offers language classes three terms per year.
First Term 2017: 30th January to 6th April
Second term 2017: 24th April to 6th July
Third Term 2017: 25th September to 4th December
Registration for regular and special courses First Term 2017
Registration for the first term 2017 will occur from 7th December 2016 to 20th January 2017. Registrations after this date may not be accepted.
New and continuing students should submit duly completed forms by mail or to the registration desk at SDTU, W Block East Wing, 1st floor. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed.
Kindly note that you can also register right away for the second and third term 2017 by ticking the boxes in the corresponding application form.
Confirmation of Enrollment
Registration applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis as space in Language and Communications Programme is limited. Once a course is full, subsequent applicants are placed on a waiting list. If a space becomes available within the first week of the term, the students on the waiting list may be contacted.Bear in mind that since we have a minimum number policy, we might not be open all the offered classes.
A minimum of seven students must register to enable the formation of a class in French and Spanish and a minimum of five students to enable the formation of a class in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Kiswahili.
All registrants will be notified of their enrollment on 25th January 2017.
Payment of Fees
For UN organization sponsored registrants
All staff members who wish to register for language and communication training must complete the appropriate language registration form, obtaining approval from their Supervisor and certification of fund allocation from a certifying officer (account and signature). Forms must be submitted to Staff Development and Training Unit (SDTU) no later than 20th January 2017 for the term beginning 30th January 2017.
UN organizations will be billed during the first week of the term for all registered students.
Staff Members sponsored by a UN organization will not be permitted to repeat a course unless they reapply as fee paying participants. Fee paying participants can repeat a course only once at any level.
For self-paying registrants
Completed forms must be submitted to Language Programme (Talent Management Centre, HRMS) no later than 20th January 2017 for the first term beginning 30th January 2017. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed.
Self-paying registrants should submit their payment with their registration form. They should have their registration form approved by Language Programme with an official stamp and signature and should take it to Standard Chartered Bank. When payment is made, self-paying registrants are then requested to bring their paid form with their receipts back to Language Programme , W Block East Wing where a copy of their receipts will be filed.
All payments are to be paid no later than 27th January 2017.
Only US Dollars payments in cash will be accepted. Please note that exact payment is required as the Cash Office cannot provide change.
Cancellations or withdrawals from a language course are required in writing to the Language Coordinator Javier Serrano (cc to the Language Programme administrator, Fatma Gatabaki) before the 6th February 2017. No refunds will be issued for cancellations/no-shows after this date.
Students with less than 75% attendance rate may not be allowed to sit for the final examination at the end of each term unless the language teacher so authorizes and will be considered as “repeaters” unless the absence was due to sick leave or official mission.
The language teacher must be informed of all absences, including the reason for the absence (i.e. illness, mission, or occasional pressure of work).
Students who withdraw from courses for one term or more will have to take a placement test to be readmitted to the programme.
Language Programme will coordinate with students the time and place for the placement test.
For registration and for further information, please contact:
by email: Language.Programme@unon.org
or Fatma K. Gatabaki, e-mail: Fatma.Gatabaki@unon.org
or Javier Serrano, e-mail: Javier.Serrano@unon.org
or Charissa Villamayor, e-mail: Charissa.Villamayor@unon.org