My Experience with UN-aligned’s Language Courses

UN-aligned believes in the need of a lingua franca

I accidentally discovered UN-aligned through a post on Facebook and then joined the community as I found it quite interesting and inspiring. I also thought that reading articles of interest, such as those relating to climate change, could help me improve my English.

I was amazed about the tutor’s professionalism and wide range of knowledge.

As I desperately need to improve my English, I later also registered onto the English course. My tutor, Adrian, reached out to me soon after, and unexpectedly, this course turned out to be totally free! But what amazed me the most, was the tutor’s professionalism and wide range of knowledge.

Lessons are very well-managed and materials used, such as TED talk videos, poems, short novels, articles, are deliberately selected by my tutor with my preference taken into consideration. During our sessions, the tutor will break down the parts that I find difficult and then we will have a discussion over it. To enhance my understanding and writing skills, we also started doing summarising and paraphrasing practices and like all other activities we are working on, it’s been so helpful!

Learning could sometimes be difficult

Learning could sometimes be difficult, especially given I don’t know much about foreign literature and history, but Adrian has always been a great support, not just because of his professionalism, but also his patience, kindness, and generosity in time, which are surely highly appreciated. A thousand times, “thanks, Adrian!”.

Do you wish to enrol?

As an UN-aligned member you have full access to the courses that we offer. For more information simply visit the Language courses page.

If you are not a member yet, consider becoming one; it’s free and it gives access to many different perks.

Courses are offered on a first come, first serve, basis as we may not always have enough volunteers to meet the demand.

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No matter what you can do, we want you. Write to us with your talents and we’ll make it work. 
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Off with the head! Getting Rid of Phoney Justice

Welcome to the September issue of The Gordian.

Executing a human being and punishments like solitary confinement are as coldblooded and premeditated as murder and torture can get. They are not in self-defence, because the danger has passed. It is not justice, because a person can always outweigh their deeds, and they can change, given the chance. The theme of this series is still justice and in this issue, we are looking at it from different angles, including those phoney ones imposed on the guilty with little or no respect for their welfare and human right.

This issue offers the usual mix of politics, interviews and culture by UN-aligneders across the world, including Ruby Goldenberg, Carla Pietrobattista, Katharina Wüstnienhaus, Victoria Davila, Partho Chatterjee and Maya Bearyman, Cristina Mihailescu, Omar Alansari-Kreger, Atika Harba and Sonia Roopnarain.

The editors are Adrian Liberto and Ariana Yekrangi.

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