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  1. Spanish 3 lower taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Come and discover what an lower intermediate Spanish class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for about 3-4 years recently.



    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
  2. Social media content strategy
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  3. 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
  4. 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
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  5. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  6. Spanish 2 lower taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and discover what an elementary Spanish class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for 1-2 years recently.



    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
  7. French 3 upper: taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Come and discover what an upper intermediate French class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied French for 4-5 years recently or have done an A-level some time ago.



    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
  8. English communication for life and work - with maths and digital skills (entry 3-level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your English reading, writing, speaking and listening so that you can express yourself confidently and do the most important and common everyday tasks at home and at work? Do you also want to develop your digital skills and maths so you can use be confident online and also handle money and budget successfully? Join this course and develop your communication skills for work and personal life. You will visit places of interest such as museums, cafes and market so you develop your skills in a real life settings. You will learn how to read and write paragraphs and short texts about topics that interest you and important events. You will practise filling in forms, writing formal and informal letters and emails and you will improve your spelling, vocabulary and use of punctuation. You will also become more confident in expressing your thoughts and feelings and dealing with difficult situations, for example, at work or in your personal life. You will practise talking about your own life events and key issues such as news stories, public figures, health and culture. Your digital skills and maths will improve so you can manage your money, research important topics and use social media.



    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).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  9. Return to German (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Heiner Schenke
    Learn German in the heart of London. Come and improve your upper-intermediate German. Suitable if you have studied the language for at least four years (1.5 hours per week) or 2 years (3 hours per week). Based on Aspekte NEU B1+, 1. Teil.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
  10. 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

  11. Spanish for fun
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Virtu Tomás Rodríguez
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners. This session is part of the 2024 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  12. Spanish 2/3: focus on accents - Madrid
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vanesa Guzman
    How do you cope with different Spanish accents? Do you find some easier to understand than others? This series of short courses will help you understand the specificities and intricacies of a variety of Spanish and South American accents, so you can spot their speakers more easily and understand them better to keep the conversation going.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  13. Continuing Yoga for Deaf people: mixed levels
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    Discover enhanced energy - as you find space in your body to breathe and move a little more freely and with more awareness. This course will help to deepen your connection to yoga, and your inner strength and stamina for this wild world. The seasons and the moon will be taken into account as we explore breathing practices (pranayama) and mudras to steady and calm the mind. Previous experience of yoga is helpful.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  14. Welsh singing Christmas carols
    Course start date:  Wed 4 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead
    Love singing at Christmas? Join this workshop to learn and sing Welsh Christmas carols.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  15. Music analysis for listeners: Messiah Part I
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Handel’s Messiah, composed in1741, is a stalwart work for concert programmers everywhere at Christmas and Easter. We look at Part I, from the beginning to the duet and chorus ‘His yoke is easy’, briefly putting the work in context and examining its forms and overall structure. We will then analyse a passage of recitative, an aria, and a chorus, in order to show how the composer created his effects and how effective this was for audiences then and now.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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