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. 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. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners wanting to learn this beautiful language.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. German 4/5: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Vertiefen Sie Ihre Deutschkenntnisse durch eine vielseitige Auswahl an aktuellen Materialien, Texten, Videos und Hörverständnissen. In diesem Kurs können Sie auch Ihre Diskussionfähigkeit, Ihre Grammatik und Ihren Wortschatz erweitern.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Portuguese 5: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. German 5: Kultur & Aktuelles

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Interessieren Sie sich für Kultur der deutschsprachigen Länder? Dann kommen Sie und diskutieren Sie in dieser lebendigen Klassen über Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. Sie sollten schon mindestens 5 Jahre Deutsch gelernt haben.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. German false beginners: module1/ 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 5 and 6 (Hodder Arnold) as well as revision of chapters 1-4.

    1.5 hours per week over 12 weeks.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Irish Gaelic conversation: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course aims to give speakers of Irish a chance to practise their speaking and listening skills on a weekly basis as they discuss current affairs, culture, the Irish language, or whatever takes their fancy.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. German beginners intensive: modules 1&2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  8. German 5: Literatur and Konversation

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Dieser Kurs konzentriert sich auf Literatur und Konversation: Lesetexte aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, intensive Spracharbeit und viele Möglichkeiten zur Diskussion.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Hungarian 4: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue your study of Hungarian in this year 4 course, intended for learners who have done at least 3 years of Hungarian study, or who have an equivalent level. 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.

    Apart from the material in the textbook (MagyarOK 1), the teacher will provide the class with supplementary material (authentic texts, videos, audio materials, etc.). The textbook includes online material with lots of useful additional materials such as the answer keys to exercises, vocabulary and a collection of useful expressions for each unit, all the audio recordings, and grammatical explanations.

    During the course there will be lots of opportunities to do project work according to the students’ interest in case students have extra time.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Korean 4: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue your study of Korean in this year 4 course. Improve your speaking and listening skills while further developing your understanding of Korean grammar. This course will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners of ancient languages. Become familiar with the key grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your learning. Highly recommended if you are starting to learn an ancient or classical language.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Russian 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed Russian beginners or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue your studies with 'Italian 1: module 2.'.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Japanese beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Suitable for complete beginners.

    Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 3rd edition (Kodansha International).

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Japanese beginners module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 2nd or 3rd edition (Kodansha International).

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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