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  1. French 4: conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Débats et conversations sur des sujets d'actualité avec l'aide de journaux et de la télévision.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  3. Get together and read
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Allen
    Enjoy talking with other people about the things you have read? Want to share great stories, poems and drama? Come along and join the conversation. The group is led by a shared reading practitioner trained by The Reader Organisation.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  4. Ancient Greek 5
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Sep 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Doukissa Kamini
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by ancient Greek authors to deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of their work.



    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 £84.00
  5. Spanish 3 conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Jan 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you have an intermediate level of Spanish, are doing 'Spanish 3 lower', 'Spanish 3 upper' or have an equivalent level (B1 level).
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  6. English dialogue: speaking, listening, pronunciation, performance (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to sound ‘more English’ when you speak? Do you want the chance to experiment with becoming expressive in English, playing with how you sound when you speak different dialogues? On this course, you will work on different dialogues from everyday speech and well known plays. And you will also create your own! The chance to work on how to perform and enact this speech will enable you to focus on how to link and ‘chunk’ words, develop your rhythm and stress, work on your fluency and ensure that the meaning of what you are saying becomes expressed. You will also be working with ‘real’ language, not the sometimes artificial language of English course books. Although you will be performing the texts, you do not need to be an actor, just willing to give it a go. By writing your own dialogues, you will also develop your writing skills so by the end of the course you can write and perform together with your classmates your own 5 minute play!.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £70.00
  7. Spanish 5: conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Keylor Murillo Moya
    Ven a practicar y mejorar tu español en nuestro curso de conversación. Trabajaremos con un corto del cine español, relatos, noticias televisivas, etc. Desarrollarás diferentes registros lingüísticos en función de las circunstancias y el contexto en el que te encuentres. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años) y tiene lugar en semanas alternativas.



    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 £84.00
  8. Spanish 4: conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    Ven a practicar y mejorar tu español en nuestro 'club español de conversación'. Trabajaremos con un corto del cine español, relatos, noticias televisivas, etc. Desarrollarás diferentes registros lingüísticos en función de las circunstancias y el contexto en el que te encuentres. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años) y tiene lugar en semanas alternativas.



    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 £84.00
  9. Italian 4/5: Storia della pittura italiana: Il Medioevo
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ottavia Castellina
    The history of Western art cannot be understood without an understanding of the importance of Italian art. This short course, delivered in Italian, will introduce you to some of the major figures in the history of Italian art. The first module of 5 lessons will cover Medieval painting in Italy and each lesson will be devoted to a particular artist who is representative of their time. The course will be delivered online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  10. Art & war
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Eyres
    Art representing issues of war, conflict and revolution is usually either an expression of triumph or loss. But who decides? What is such art for and what can it hope to achieve? Attitudes to war have changed significantly and this course considers responses to conflict in painting, sculpture, photography, performance art and architecture spanning the globe and across different eras.



    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 £84.00
  11. Improve your speaking voice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Oct 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This Saturday course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Italian 3: practise and consolidate: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Questa classe di conversazione ti offre la possibilità di consolidare il tuo livello intermedio di italiano praticando e perfezionando i punti grammaticali studiati al livello 3. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 3 lower or 3 upper oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua. This course takes place every other week.



    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 £84.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  13. Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  14. Foreign films: European cinema from the fifties
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Feb 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Wischmeyer
    They were called ‘foreign films’ in the fifties, the first films to emerge from Europe and further to a wider British and American audience: Bicycle Thieves (1948 Vittorio De Sica) Rashomon (1950 Akira Kurosawa), Pather Panchali (1955 Satyajit Ray), Seven Samurai (1954 Akira Kurosawa), The Seventh Seal (1957 Ingmar Bergman), Plein Soleil. They played at The Academy Oxford Street or The Everyman Hampstead. Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you discover a whole world of amazing films. Too many filmgoers are scared off by the notion of international cinema. In cultural shorthand, ‘foreign film’ was a euphemism for snootiness, a stereotype that kept audiences from experiencing some of the greatest movies ever made. Once you open yourself up to them you’ll find there’s nothing to be intimidated by.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
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