Language classes for Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish:

The UNON Language and Communications Programme offers language classes three terms per year.(detailed calendar annexed below)


First Term 2018:       29th January to 9th April

Second term 2018:   30th April to 9th July

Third Term 2018:     24th September to 29th November

Registration for regular, special, intensive and individual courses First Term 2018

Registration for the first term 2018 will occur from 5th December 2017 to 19th January 2018. Registrations after this date may not be accepted.

New and continuing students should download the corresponding registration form from the UNON Language Programme website available at https://languageprogramme.wordpress.com By clicking on the tab for the specific language they are registering for.

Once filled, registration forms should be submitted by e-mail (Language.Programme@unon.org) or to the Language Programme Reception, W Block East Wing. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed.

Confirmation of Enrolment

Registration applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis as space in Language 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. A minimum of seven students must register to enable the formation of a class All registrants will be notified of their enrolment on 25th January 2018.

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 the Language Programme no later than 19th January 2018 for the term beginning 29th January 2018. 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

Forms must be submitted to the Language Programme no later than 19th January 2018 for the term beginning 29th 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 7th February 2018.

Only US Dollars payments will be accepted.       

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations or withdrawals from a language course are required in writing to the Language Coordinator before the 5th February 2018.  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.

Placement Tests

UNON Language Programme will coordinate with students the time and place for the placement test.

Further Information

For registration and for further information, please contact: Language.Programme@unon.org

Phone Ext 24336

or Julie Ambani, Language Programme Receptionist: sdtu.intern19-julieambani@un.org

or Fatma K. Gatabaki, Language Programme Assistant: Fatma.Gatabaki@un.org

or Javier Serrano, Language Programme Coordinator, e-mail: Javier.Serrano@un.org



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    • Thank you for your interest in our Language Programme.
      Kindly click on to the English icon at the top of our blog’s home page and click on the registration form link.
      Registration deadline is 21st January 2016. The class opens on 3rd February.

    • Dear Lorna,
      Thank you for your interest in our Language Programme.
      Unfortunately, we do not currently have online courses available.
      However, this is in the pipeline and we shall communicate once they have been approved and launched.

  1. Hi there
    I am interested in taking individual language classes as this is what will fit my schedule. I was told to contact the relevant teacher directly so I want to know am I required to fill the language programme registration forms even if set up classes with the teacher directly? Thank you!

    • Hi Sam,
      Please note that you need to fill out the registration form first before you talk to the teacher. You can download the individual registration form for second term from our website.

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