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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Hindi intensive: 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 Hindi for the new year in this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Italian: 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 Italian for the new year on this intensive course for complete beginners. After completing this course you can continue studying Italian in January 2018 by joining any 'Italian 1: module 2' class.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. German intensive: 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 German for the new year in this intensive course for complete beginners. 20 hours over 1 week.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  13. Una stagione con Dante: introduzione

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Faremo un’introduzione alla vita di Dante analizzando il suo schieramento politico e filosofico. Questa lezione è consigliata a chi vuole partecipare alle seguenti sessioni sull’Inferno, Purgatorio e Paradiso.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

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