City Lit Blog


How much do you know about the world's languages?

Learning a language is so much more than understanding the words. Why not test your knowledge of the world’s languages with a short interactive quiz?

Good books for learning Welsh

The Welsh language is blessed with material written specifically for learners, where the language is clear, and useful on-page vocabulary provided. Looking for a place to start? Here are just some of the books and online resources that will be useful on your journey towards Welsh literacy.

How to stay safe online

There are hundreds of different ways that the average internet user is vulnerable online. Fake news, phishing scams, malware, and identity theft are just some of the common security issues. Intrusions like this can cause both long- and short-term damage, and it is often difficult – or even impossible – to rectify the damage. In this article, City Lit presents 23 tips on how to use the internet safely, securely, and privately.

How to learn fast and master new skills quickly

In this post, we explore 10 simple techniques that can help you master a new skill quickly — whether you’re picking up a new skill, trying your hand at a hobby, or exploring an interest.

Young people’s mental health - could mentoring be the answer?

The current climate has affected many young people across the world. Joanna Akram, City Lit Teacher Coordinator for Care, Support and Community, shares her thoughts about young people's mental health.

How to start writing your story

If you’ve often thought that you might want to try your hand at writing fiction one day, this period of COVID restrictions may well be the perfect time to put those plans into action. City Lit Creative Writing tutor Vicky Grut shares her top 10 tips to help you tackle the short story form.

From student to tutor – passing on my Welsh inheritance.

City Lit tutor, Clare Whitehead recounts her fascinating and inspiring journey towards speaking and teaching Welsh.

What you need to know before changing careers

Thinking about taking your career in a new direction? If you’ve got a new route in mind, here’s everything you need to know before taking the leap into your new professional life.

Top 10 best languages to learn in 2021

Being able to speak another language is an invaluable skill. What language should you choose to study? Read about our top 10 recommended languages to learn in 2020.

5 Tips for a Successful Career Change

 There's no denying it. Switching careers is a major, life-changing step - so you'll want to make sure you do it correctly.

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