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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. Japanese Film Night: Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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 and television.The character is distinctive for being a blind person who makes his living as a masseur and gambler while secretly fighting the forces of evil as a highly skilled blade master.



    The Edo period was characterised by local feuds between rival gangs, often captured in the popular dramatic genre of ‘Jidaigeki’ that typically showcases samurai, farmers and merchants engaged in outlandish sword fights. Zatoichi follows some of the same violent



    conventions from ‘Jidaigeki’ drama, but with the inclusion of more comic and stylized elements. At the heart of the film is the classic story of a wandering hero who, trying to help the innocent overcome injustice, gets caught up in a bloody 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. Learn Pandas: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Arda Balkir
    In this introductory course on Pandas you will learn Python's most powerful library for managing and manipulating data. Crafted for beginners, this course aims to build a robust foundation for those wish to step into the arena of data science or anyone interested in analysing data.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. Try it out: animation
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Litza Jansz
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking animated sequences using the software application Adobe After Effects CC.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  9. Film studies taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (September - December 2024).



    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. Spanish 2 lower taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 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
  11. French 2 upper: taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Come and discover what a lower intermediate French class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied French for 2-3 years recently or have done a GCSE some time ago.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  12. Social media content strategy
    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
  13. 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
  14. Spanish DELE B1 taster
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Are you looking into taking an Exam course in Spanish but want to try it before you commit?



    Get a taste of what it would be like to prepare for the 'Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera B1'. The course will explain how the actual Preparation to DELE course will work and will offer snippets of activities that will be carried out during the course.



    Please note that you should have studied Spanish for about three years or have an equivalent level.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  15. Return to German (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 2 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
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