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Learn a new language for free

UFCW staff are working hard to protect the health and well-being of our members during the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, verifying membership for the UFCW Language Program may take longer than normal. If you have recently applied, we thank you for your patience.

Always wanted to learn another language?

Whether it is for travel, work, or just for fun, the UFCW’s free foreign language program makes learning a new language easy.

UFCW members can use this benefit to learn a foreign language for free online and at their own pace. All lessons are self-guided. The program gives members access to online classes to learn Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, and over 70 other different languages, including 20 different ESL courses.

The online classes build on four conversational skills necessary to fully learn a new language: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.


Seats in this program are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis. If the program is full, you will be placed on a wait list until a seat opens up for you.

At this time, this benefit is only available to UFCW members and retirees.

Teenage boy studying in school library

The UFCW offers a number of programs to members looking for educational opportunities. In addition to programs offered by your local union, all UFCW members, regardless of what local union they belong to, have access to learn a new language, get their GED, get a *real* college degree (yes, it’s actually no cost to UFCW members), and apply for scholarships.

Get Your College Degree – For Free!

UFCW members and their families can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket cost.

Want to earn your GED?
UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship

Every year the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the UFCW education helpdesk at education@ufcw.org.

Get Started

The UFCW Foreign Language program has experienced an unprecedented surge in applicants and is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist to find out when new slots become available, please join the waitlist below.

NOTE: It may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you’ll receive an email that explains how to login and begin taking free online foreign language lessons.

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