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  1. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these online communicative classes. 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 £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  2. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.



    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 £70.00
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  3. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    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 £70.00
  4. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    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 £64.00
  5. Spanish beginners: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1: module 3' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study).







    This course combines an independent study unit and three (online) group sessions.







    PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE BOOK UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST SESSION, AS IF YOU TRANSFER TO A REGULAR BEGINNERS COURSES, YOU WILL USE A DIFFERENT BOOK.



    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 £64.00
  6. English communication skills for life and work (ESOL entry 2)
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Can you have short conversations in English, and read and write simple emails, but want to do more? This course will help you talk, read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes so people can understand you, you can understand them and you can read and write important messages, emails, forms and news stories. You will improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. By the end of this three-term programme you will able to interact confidently with English speakers in your daily life. You can join the course at any time.



    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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  7. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you have some digital skills but lack confidence to use them? Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? If so, and you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market, this is the course for you. The course will give you the confidence to use different digital devices and tools to collaborate and communicate efficiently with work colleagues, to create and edit documents and presentations, and make simple spreadsheets. You will learn about different types of digital communication as well as how to use online resources for finding and using information and completing transactions. You will learn the transferable digital skills you need to progress, participate and express yourself in the workplace and gain a qualification. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to be one of them.



    Please note: you MUST pass the first part of the course, attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    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 for learners who have digital skills assessed as below level 1. For more information Click here

  8. Spanish beginners intensive: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    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 1-3 of Nos Vemos Hoy 1; publisher: Campus Difusión (please see the relevant section for the ISBN).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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