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. Classical Greek for beginners: module 1

    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

  3. 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

  4. Portuguese 5: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Improve your advanced Portuguese on this communicative course with the emphasis on listening and speaking skills, to enable you to communicate in Portuguese-speaking countries. Ideal if you have studied Portuguese for four years or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Russian intensive beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable for complete beginners who want to learn Russian at a more intensive pace than other courses.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Chinese 3/4: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your Chinese (Mandarin) at an advanced level. The emphasis is on speaking and listening as well as on extending your reading and writing skills.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. German 4/5: Literatur & Konversation

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Dieser Kurs konzentriert sich auf Literatur und Konversation: Lesetexte aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, intensive Spracharbeit und viele Möglichkeiten zur Diskussion.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  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. Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have never studied classical languages before, this course is the perfect 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

  12. Japanese advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Take your Japanese language to the next level with this advanced course. Suitable if you studied Japanese for over six years.
    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. German beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Improve your elementary German on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have studied German for approximately 35 hours. Based on Willkommen Chapters 7 and 8 (Hodder & Stoughton).1.5 hours per week over 10 weeks.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Turkish beginners: module 2

    Turkish beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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