Learn a Language at City Lit in London and Online

We offer language courses at all levels and over 27 different languages here at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time evening, daytime or weekend language classes, our highly popular language courses offer the widest choice in London.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Our classes range from French, German, Italian and Spanish to Japanese, Korean and Arabic. Most language lessons are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. We offer short courses, intensive and fast-track if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and tasters. Not sure what level you are? Use our self-assessment tool

Discover the benefits of learning a second language and find out what the top growing languages are at City Lit, and why there's never been a better time to learn them.

Got a question about our courses? Email us: languages@citylit.ac.uk.

If you are looking for language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk for more information and to see how we can help.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Japanese: Jump into year 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 31 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This short course is a chance to review the topics covered in year one and give you a head start as you enter your second year of studying Japanese.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Revive your elementary French (evening)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course later in September.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Italian: jump into year 2 lower

    Course Date: Mon 7 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Italian for about a year in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the second year. You will revise the whole year 1 in one week and will be ready for 'Italian 2: module 1' later this September. Not for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  5. Italian: jump into year 2 upper

    Course Date: Mon 7 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Italian for about two years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the third year, 'Italian 2 upper'. You will revise the whole second year in one week, and will be ready for 'Italian 2 upper: module 1' later this September. The course is not for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  6. Spanish 1 revision course

    Course Date: Tue 8 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1: module 3' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study).

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Spanish jump into year 2 lower

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for about a year in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the second year. You will revise the whole year 1 in two weeks, and will be ready for 'Spanish 2 lower: module 1' this September. The course is not for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Spanish: jump into year 2 upper

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Spanish 1 fast track: module 2 or learnt the language for about 2 years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the third year. You will revise the whole year 2 in two weeks, and will be ready for "Spanish 2 upper: module 1" this September.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Arabic 2 lower: module 1

    Arabic 2 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for one year or have an equivalent level.The course aims to equip you with the skills to converse in everyday situations using Arabic and to communicate in writing in a variety of situations.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Arabic 2 upper: module 1

    Arabic 2 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for two years or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Chinese 2 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have been studying Chinese (Mandarin) for a year or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. Chinese 2 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Further improve your Chinese (Mandarin) and develop your speaking skills. Suitable if you have studied Mandarin Chinese for about 2 years.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  13. Japanese 2 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' or equivalent. On this course you will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. French 2 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your elementary French on this communicative course.

    Suitable if you have completed French 2 lower: module 1, study French recently for at least a year or complete an A1 course.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An ideal way to build your confidence. Develop your lower-intermediate French in this slow-paced and friendly course. Suitable if you have completed 'French 2 upper at a gentle pace' or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

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