English Classes

Teaching English as a Second Language to UN Delegates and Their Families 

The Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations, Inc. has provided English language classes for United Nations delegates and their families for more than thirty years.  

Instruction is offered on multiple levels in the general class, and a separate class focuses on using international cinema as a starting point for advanced discussion and writing.

Class sizes are small, and individual attention is stressed.  A modest tuition fee is charged, prorated for those joining after the beginning of the semester. Scholarships are available for individuals in need of assistance.

During the Pandemic, all classes will be on Zoom.

Friendly, convenient & small classes

Speak English at The English Language School

Join today and make new friends.

Gain confidence and fluency through lively discussions on current events and cultural happenings.

Each semester is tailored to the needs and interests of our students.  

Current semester: January 11th – May 19th 2021

Classes: Mondays & Wednesdays, on Zoom

  • Advanced Beginner: 9:00 -10:15 A.M.
  • Advanced: 10:30 -11:45 A.M.

Tuition: $200 a semester; prorated for students joining midyear; scholarships available; payment can be made to hcund@un.org through Zelle or PayPal.

Certificate will be given upon completion.

Contact Director Penelope Goodfriend


Advanced English Conversation and Film Discussion


Spring Semester 2021

Instructor: Professor Roberta Seret, Ph.D.
Director, International Film Festival at the U.N. 

Associate Professor of English
Author of World Affairs in Foreign Films and Welcome to New York 

Fridays from 26 February – 16 April.

Classes are: 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., on Zoom. 

Certificates are given upon completion of classes

Please email Dr. Roberta Seret to reserve your space before registration.