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. French 4/5 : French literature made easy

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    A gentle introduction to French literature. You will read at least one book a term and meet every other week to analyse and discuss details to develop your understanding of the French language and writing style. Book details in section 6.



    Course dates: 09/11; 16/11; 23/11; 30/11; 07/12.

    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: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Arabic : an introduction for beginners in collaboration with the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online


    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to the Middle East to provide a foundation in the Arabic language.Please note, this course will be taught online and not 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

  3. Chinese (Mandarin): an introduction for beginners in collaboration with the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-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). Please note, this course will be taught online and not 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

  4. Spanish 3: Spanish pronunciation in action

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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).

    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

  5. Lorca, Dalí and Buñuel: Art in a time of conflict

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explora las vidas de estas tres grandes figuras del arte y la cultura española. Descubre la estrecha amistad que los unió en su juventud, reflejada a menudo en su arte y los diferentes caminos que siguieron en sus vidas personales, arte e ideología política al estallar la guerra civil. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).

    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

  6. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential 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



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00

  7. Ecoutez et prononcez!

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  8. Expressions familières et argotiques

    Course Date: Tue 17 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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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    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. All about sushi

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal chords working with a new world of pronunciation.

    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. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: futur et conditionnel

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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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    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

  11. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Gulf

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential 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



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Chinese (Mandarin) 1: writing for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.

    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. Russian 2: verbs, tenses and adjectives

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  14. Explore La Costa Brava

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover this beautiful region and culture. This seminar will focus on four areas: Barcelona, the Ebro Delta, Montserrat and the Catalan Pyrenees.

    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

  15. Italian beginners: rapid introduction part 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A short two-day course for beginners who have complete roughly half a term of beginners Italian, or who have an equivalent level. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    After this course, sutdents can join Italian beginners: module 2 courses which start in January.

    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: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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