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 (Mandarin): an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This eight-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient China to provide a foundation in Chinese (Mandarin). The course will be held in the Sackler room, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Latin: continuation at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this course follows on from the Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners course. You will continue to learn to read Latin by studying original inscriptions from the British Museum collection.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Spanish 3: Spanish pronunciation in action

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ven y mejora tu entonación, ritmo y pronunciación en un ambiente divertido y tranquilo. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel intermedio (si has estudiado español al menos durante 3 años).
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Ecoutez et prononcez!

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise your listening skills to improve your understanding of spoken French. Ideal for elementary and lower intermediate students.

    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

    . Taught in French.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Intensive Spanish for complete beginners taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Tutor's own material.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  7. Expressions familières et argotiques

    Course Date: Tue 19 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Vous regardez des films français, écoutez de la musique française, rencontrez de jeunes français et vous n’y pigez rien… pardon, n’y comprenez rien ! Démystifiez les expressions argotiques et familières et développez votre compréhension de la langue française et de sa culture.

    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  8. All about sushi

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal cords working with a new world of pronunciation.
    Full fee: £54.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

  9. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: futur et conditionnel

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and consolidate and practise French furture and conditional tenses through interactive activities. Ideal if you are preparing for an exam at an upper-intermediate level.

    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  10. Russian 2: verbs, tenses and adjectives

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Practise and consolidate perfective and imperfective verb aspects, future tense, and comparative forms of adjectives through oral and written activities.Suitable if you are attending a level 2 course or have an equivalent knowledge.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  11. Chinese (Mandarin) 1: writing for beginners part 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. French 1/2: French through simple songs - festive season

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love singing at Christmas? Join this workshop to learn and sing French Christmas carols.

    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  13. Explore La Costa Brava

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover this beautiful region and culture. This seminar will focus on four areas: Barcelona, the Ebro Delta, Montserrat and the Catalan Pyrenees.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

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