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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time new students can get 20% off their first online course using code CITYLIT20. (Terms & Conditions apply )

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? 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.

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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. Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners. This intensive courses are ideal if you are thinking of travelling to a Spanish speaking country. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Spanish 5 literatura: relatos cortos

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Si has estudiado español al menos durante cinco años, este curso te permitirán consolidar tu conocimiento de la lengua a través de obras literarias enfocadas en su contexto histórico.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Chinese beginners: module 1  

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 29 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. German beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 2 hours per week over 9 weeks.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue your studies with 'Italian 1: module 2.' in September.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Spanish 1 fast-track: module 2A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning to speak Spanish on this intensive and lively, communicative course for near beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. 'Ele Actual A1' (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Hindi beginners intensive

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasises the practical use of the language. Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Teach Yourself GET STARTED IN HINDI by Rupert Snell.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Italian small group beginners: part B

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for beginners who have complete Italian (small group) introduction, or for beginners who have done about 10 hours of study. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  10. Michel Tournier : une vie, une œuvre

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Pourquoi ne pas venir à la rencontre de Michel Tournier écrivain français contemporain, philosophe de formation et germaniste ?

    Michel Tournier publie son premier roman assez tardivement à l’âge de 42 ans, Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique, qui reçoit le Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française et qui est salué pour son originalité et la maîtrise « classique » de son écriture. Il est ainsi l'auteur de plusieurs romans, dont le plus célèbre est Le Roi des aulnes qui obtient le prix Goncourt en 1970, d'œuvres pour la jeunesse, parmi lesquelles Vendredi ou la Vie sauvage, et d'essais.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  11. Spanish beginners: module 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A (LS018) or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS018 to see what you should know already).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  12. French beginners: module 2

    French beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.Suitable if you have completed French beginners: module 1 or have studied French for a term recently.



    Note: The fees includes all teaching materials.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Tokyo: an insider's guide

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Join this lively course and learn about this bustling capital that mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. Open to all levels.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  14. German 4/5: Literatur und Konversation

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Dieser Kurs konzentriert sich auf Literatur und Konversation: Lesetexte aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, intensive Spracharbeit und viele Möglichkeiten zur Diskussion.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Japanese 1 fast-track: module 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. You can continue your studies by enrolling on LBJ01, Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3 in the summer.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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