Courses for beginners

It’s never too late to learn something new. If you want to kickstart a new hobby or pick up a new skill then City Lit is a great place to start.

Our beginners courses will introduce you to your new passion and help you progress your skills to the next level. If you're not sure where to start then have a look at our selection below for some ideas and inspiration.

If you are ready for the challenge then let our expert tutors guide you on your journey towards to a rewarding new hobby.

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  1. Biblical Hebrew 1: module 1
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn the basic grammatical structures for reading and translating Biblical Hebrew. Also suitable for those who have a rusty knowledge of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. Japanese beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 3 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. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  3. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  4. Exploring classical music: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you want to know more about classical music? Explore selected topics and key works in Medieval to (early) Baroque music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. This course has a break week on 28th October 2021.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  5. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable for complete beginners wanting to learn this beautiful language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  6. Polish beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Polish and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative courses, which emphasise the practical use of the language. Suitable for complete beginners.Based on Hurra po polsku 1(IF). Learn to speak Polish and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class, which emphasises practical use of the language. Suitable for complete beginners. Based on 'Hurra po polsku'.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
  7. Latin 1: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    An introduction to Latin, or a reminder of what you have forgotten, if you are rusty. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  8. Danish beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come to learn Danish on this lively course. The course is for complete beginners and will introduce you to Danish grammar and vocabulary while also providing you with opportunities to practise the four key skillls of speaking, listening, reading and writing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  9. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  10. French beginners: module 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Learn French on this lively course for beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    This is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. This is an online course, please see below for details.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  12. Italian beginners: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Sep 2021 (and 8 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 with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  13. Korean beginners: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes, which emphasise the practical use of the language.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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  14. Russian beginners: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  15. Catalan beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Catalan, one of the official languages of Spain, on this lively course for beginners. Taught in Catalan, the emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100

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