Learn a Language at City Lit in London

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.  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

For more information on our Spanish A-Level and GCSE courses, visit our Spanish A-Level and GCSE page

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? Call us on 020 7492 2644 or email languages@citylit.ac.uk.

If you are looking for language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2640 for more information and to see how we can help.

Some of our courses take place at our main building in Covent Garden, and some in Euston. Please check the course webpage for location details.

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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. Chinese Calligraphy

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of Mandarin Chinese through brush stroke calligraphy.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Italian: a journey for beginners in winter

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make the most of the festive season and get a head start in Italian for the new year on this intensive course for complete beginners. After completing this course you can continue studying Italian in January 2018 by joining any 'Italian 1: module 2' class.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  4. Spanish: a journey for beginners in winter

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make the most of the festive season and get a head start in Spanish for the new year in this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  5. Una stagione con Dante: introduzione

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Faremo un’introduzione alla vita di Dante analizzando il suo schieramento politico e filosofico. Questa lezione è consigliata a chi vuole partecipare alle seguenti sessioni sull’Inferno, Purgatorio e Paradiso.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  6. Sing German Christmas carols

    Course Date: Thu 12 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love singing at Christmas? Join this workshop to learn and sing German Christmas carols.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  7. Classical Greek for beginners: module 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four week course follows up on the introductory course held at the British Museum. Objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments will be used to provide a foundation in Classical Greek..
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. German 2/3: get ready for term 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this lively workshop, you will practise word order in context to get you ready for term 2. Suitable if you have studied German for a minimum of two years.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  9. Irish Gaelic 3: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on foundations set in Irish 3: module 1, students will explore a variety of topics, using a variety of tenses, with a continuing emphasis on the spoken language.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Hungarian 3: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue your study of Hungarian in this year 2 course, intended for learners who have done at least a year of Hungarian study. It is suitable for people who would like to use the language in Hungary or want to understand and communicate with Hungarian people. All four skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) are practised but in class the emphasis is on oral communication. The book provides very clear grammar with lots of exercises.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Sanskrit level 3: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  12. German beginners: module 1/2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable for complete beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-5 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 2 hours per week over 12 weeks.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. German beginners intensive: module 1 & 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    This is an intensive programme for beginners to German, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Willkommen Chapters 1-6 (Hodder Arnold). 3 hours per week over 12 weeks.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  14. Chinese beginners made easy: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn Chinese at a gentle pace on this lively course for near beginners, taught in Mandarin with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.You should have completed Chinese beginners: module 1 or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Irish Gaelic 2: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on foundations set in Irish 1, students will explore a variety of topics, using a variety of tenses, with a continuing emphasis on the spoken language.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

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