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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.

We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden

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  1. Writing fiction
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  KR Moorhead
    Develop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £125.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  2. Singing 1
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres. Break week 28th October 2024.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
  3. Ways into poetry
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cecilia Knapp
    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. 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 £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £120.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  4. Starting your novel
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £120.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  5. Silver Swans ballet class
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Abigail Bulfin
    Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active, Swans ballet classes will put a spring in your step, whether you’ve never danced before or want to reboot your ballet skills. Classes focus on building the core technical principles and learning specially adapted repertoire from the popular ballets.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  6. Italian beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    With its rich culture and history and its incredible landscapes and architecture, there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Whether you wish to learn Italian in order to make your visits to Italy more enjoyable, or because you'd like to speak with family and friends in their native language, this course will provide the groundwork for you to begin your journey towards fluency. Our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'







    This course will be a mix of in-person classes and online classes to cater for those who are unable to make it to college every week. The in-person classes will take place on 21September, 12 October, 02 November and 23 November. The others sessions will all be delivered online using Zoom.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  William Brady
    Note that we are running a taster in September if you would like to experience learning Irish, the course code is LRGT2.







    Suitable for complete beginners wanting to learn this beautiful language.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  8. Spanish beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla
    Continue learning to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for near beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 11-15 of Ele Actual A1(IF) (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers). Suitable if you have completed Spanish beginners: module 2.PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE BOOK UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST SESSION, AS IF YOU TRANSFER TO ANOTHER LEVEL, YOU MAY USE A DIFFERENT BOOK.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  9. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Learn Arabic in the heart of London on this lively classroom-based course.







    We offer one hour online taster on 12 of September. Please check the details by using the following course code: LAT1. Search on this page top right corner.







    This course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Arabic. It focuses on developing basic speaking and listening skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the standardised form of Arabic used in formal settings, media, and literature. The course will introduce students to essential vocabulary and grammar structures, with a focus on practical communication in everyday situations.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  10. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn Chinese Mandarin in the heart of London on this lively classroom-based course.







    This course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Chinese.



    Whether you're a student, professional, or simply curious about the language and culture, this course will equip you with the essential skills to communicate confidently in Mandarin.



    Our emphasis on speaking ensures that you'll be able to engage in meaningful conversations from the very first lesson. You'll learn useful phrases, expressions, and idioms, enabling you to communicate effectively in various social and everyday situations.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  12. Welsh Beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jack Pulman-Slater
    We are running a taster in September if you would like to experience learning Welsh. The course code for this online taster is LWT1.







    Learn to speak Welsh on this lively course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Welsh and the development of your listening and speaking skills.



    Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Cwrs Mynediad – fersiwn 2 (Dysgu Cymraeg).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
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