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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. French taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Get a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Japanese Film Night: Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan while expanding your knowledge of Japanese life, history and art.



    Zatoichi is directed by Takeshi Kitano, who drew on his background as a comedian, entertainer and established filmmaker to win the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion award for best direction in 2003.







    The film is set in the Edo period and is based on a popular fictional character (named ‘Zatoichi’) from Japanese film andhttps://www.citylit.ac.uk/media/catalog/category/Japanese_banner.jpgbloody tussle for revenge. Kitano’s genius turns this narrative into an empowering film that ultimately offers a very Japanese celebration of humanity.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £9.00
  3. Violin and viola taster
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn how to hold the violin/viola and bow, how the instrument works, and play some simple tunes by the end of the session. Please bring your own instrument.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  4. Picture book writing: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew Weale
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This taster course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories; a starter course to develop both your ideas and your technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  5. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Aug 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, Gemini, and Firefly.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  6. Discover Brazilian Portuguese
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Isabel Dos Santos
    Portuguese is spoken by over 200 million people around the world. This short introductory session will help you decide if you'd like to be one of them. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  7. Great instruments: the theremin and its music
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karl Lutchmayer
    Discover the world’s first electrical musical instrument, its curious history and influence, and get a chance to learn how to play it!
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  8. Using hashtags effectively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Instagram, TikTok and Threads. This class is devoted to understanding hashtags and how to use them properly and effectively on social platforms. What is a hashtag, how do you create and track one, and how do you pick the right hashtag for your social media content.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  9. Swedish beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 3 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jack Pulman-Slater
    Come and discover Swedish on this lively online taster.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  10. Welsh beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 4 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jack Pulman-Slater
    Come and discover Welsh on this lively online taster.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  11. Scottish Gaelic beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 5 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Morag Traynor
    Come and discover Scottish Gaelic in this lively online taster.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  12. Japanese beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 5 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and discover Japanese in this lively taster.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  13. German beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    Come and discover German in this lively taster.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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