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Language Programme

Organised by the Bureau of Human Resources Management (HRM), UNESCO the Language Programme offers learning courses in the six UN official languages (French, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Russian). 


Members of Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, personnel of International Organisations and Non-governmental organisations, and their spouses may register if slots are available. 

Course format

Starting October 2020, a hybrid format of classes using Microsoft Teams was introduced as a response to the Covid-19 situation, with participants alternating between classroom and online presence. 

Each academic year consists of two semesters. The registration period per semester is as follows:

  • 1st semester (October to February): registration forms accepted until September
  • 2nd semester (February to June): registration forms accepted until February