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. French 4/5: advanced conversation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to practise your upper-intermediate or advanced French by discussing culture, current affairs, cinema and more? This engaging course is suitable if you have studied French for at least four to five years or have an equivalent level.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. German beginners fast-track: modules 1,2,3

    German beginners fast-track: modules 1,2,3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 1-8(Hodder Arnold).
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £369.00
    Concession: £225.00

  4. Spanish beginners: module 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Italian 2 lower: module 1

    Italian 2 lower: module 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Spanish 2 lower: module 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Improve your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish beginners: module 3' or equivalent. Based on units 1-5 of 'Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno)' and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Spanish 3 upper consolidation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further improve your Spanish in this lively class, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also acquire a greater understanding of Spanish grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 3 upper' and you would like to revise/consolidate the content/grammar before continuing to level 4.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. Hungarian 3: Module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue your study of Hungarian in this year 2 course, intended for learners with 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.

    Apart from the material in the textbook (MagyarOK 1), the teacher will provide the class with supplementary material (authentic texts, videos, audio materials, etc.). The textbook includes online material with lots of useful additional materials such as the answer keys to exercises, vocabulary and a collection of useful expressions for each unit, all the audio recordings, and grammatical explanations.

    During the course there will be lots of opportunities to do project work according to the students’ interest in case students have extra time.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Latin 4 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin. Based on the first edition

    of Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 1986; 2 vols).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Spanish 2 conversation

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Classical Greek 3: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Further your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can continue reading adapted and simple unadapted prose in Classical Greek.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  12. Chinese 3/4: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For advanced learners of Mandarin Chinese. Suitable if you have studied Chinese for 4-5 years or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Sanskrit Level 1: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write in the Devanagari script; understand and

    apply commonly used noun declensions; identify frequently used verb conjugations; and construct simple sentences in

    the present tense.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Sanskrit level 3: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write fairly complex sentences in Sanskrit using the entire present system, the past imperfect and past perfect. You will be ready to approach original Sanskrit texts such as the Hitopadesha, the Bhagvad Gita and the Sanskrit epics.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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