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. La Pronuncia Italiana

    Course Date: Thu 17 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is geared towards helping you sound more like a native speaker of Italian. While Italian pronunciation may seem relatively simple, there are actually quite a few features that require focus and practice. This course will allow you to concentrate on the sounds of Italian - how to produce them when speaking and how to recognise them when listening.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basics of Classical Greek. Based on 'Reading Greek' (2nd edition, 2 vols, Cambridge University Press).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects such as Latin inscriptions on Roman architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in the ancient language of Latin. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Italian beginners: rapid introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A lively two-day course for complete beginners. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    After this course, students can join the second half of any beginner course that started in September for half the course fee.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  6. Gaelic beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn to speak Gaelic in this communicative course. Suitable for complete beginners. The course also provides an introduction to Gaelic culture, poetry and songs. Based on units 1-4 of the coursebook 'Teach Yourself Gaelic'.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and develop your basic knowledge of the Hiragana and Katakana writing systems. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at level 1.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  8. Spanish beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn Spanish at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 10 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Spanish, the emphasis is on speaking and listening. Based on Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short, intensive programme is ideal if you want to study at a rapid pace (twice a week) and in a small group (8-10 students). You will have plenty of opportunity to practise the language. Based on units 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Spanish beginners intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn Spanish on this intensive course for beginners, with the emphasis on listening and speaking skills. 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

  11. Hindi beginners intensive: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Spanish beginners: module 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A (LS105) or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS105 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. French 1 intensive: module 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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 1A or have studied French for a term recently.



    Note: The fees includes all teaching materials.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. André Malraux, l’art et la politique au XXieme siècle

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Malraux, un grand personnage qui a traversé toute l’histoire de France du XXieme siècle ! Tour à tour écrivain, aventurier, critique d’art, combattant et homme politique engagé il participera à tous les débats et les conflits de son temps.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  15. German beginners intensive: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 3 hours per week over 6 weeks.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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