Learn a Language at City Lit in London and Online

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online by expert tutors. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations and we select content that is relevant to your needs. If you are a beginner, you will learn how to use the language as opposed to just repeating words and sentences as you would do with an app. We teach you to communicate rather than repeat. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Our 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

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? Email us: languages@citylit.ac.uk.

If you are looking for language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk for more information and to see how we can help.

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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. Arabic writing for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to read and write Arabic characters. Suitable for complete beginners or anyone wishing to consolidate their knowledge of the Arabic alphabet.





    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series: See offer details



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco



    LAW1111 1st Nov-Arabic writing for beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. French 4/5: advanced grammar

    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu maitriser mais qui vous échappe encore! Ce cours va vous emmener dans les dédales de la grammaire française et vous donner l'occasion de vous y reconnaitre.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Spanish beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Revive your intermediate German

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you did GCSE, O Level or A level German sometime ago and/ or would like to revive your intermediate German.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  6. Arabic: an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. French beginners: module 2

    French beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Paris Commune - une insurrection radicale

    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Brève et violente la Commune est une tentative de révolution reprimée, essentiellement à Paris de mars à mai 1871. Elle intervient à un moment pivot dans l’histoire de France, entre Empire et République.

    À la fois patriotique et libertaire les adjectifs ne manquent pas pour décrire la Commune de Paris: Romantique, utopique, avant-gardiste, nostalgique, tragique …Elle a laissé une trace singulière dans la mémoire des Français.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Japanese: the art of onsen

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Japanese hot springs, or "onsen", are an important aspect of Japanese culture. More than just a way to cleanse the body, the onsen experience is about appreciating nature’s seasons, benefitting from natural minerals and feeling part of society. From historical sites to modern day spas, outdoors or indoors, the onsen offer a special way to enjoy Japanese culture. Open to all levels.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  10. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Fri 6 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. Includes a free ticket to an exhibition held at the British Museum.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Spanish: Saturday intensive for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn Spanish on this intensive course for 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).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: présent et passé

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and revise the different tenses of the indicative (present and past) and brush up on your irregular verbs in this interactive workshop. Ideal if you are preparing for an exam or have 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.

    . Taught in French.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series: See offer details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Intensive Spanish for complete beginners taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Tutor's own material.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  15. Spanish beginners: module 1B

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A (LS1111 or LS105) or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS1111 or LS105 to see what you should know already).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

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