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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. Return to German (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Heiner Schenke
    This course is suitable if you have done GCSE, O Level or A level German some time ago and would like to return to studying German or are studying 2 upper or 3 lower courses at City Lit and would like to revise your intermediate German.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  2. Chinese history taster: the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Qiuyang Chen
    Join Dr. Qiuyang Chen for this short session in which we will discover the impact of the China of our past on our understanding China of the present.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  3. Sketching at the museum: William Morris Gallery
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Ute Kreyman
    Explore the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; practice and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding by working from a fascinating range of objects and artifacts in The William Morris Museum.



    Meet in main entrance Lloyd Park House, 531 Forest Rd, Walthamstow E17 4PP.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  4. Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Does your smartphone confuse you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? Understanding and navigating your way round a smartphone is now as important as being able to use a regular computer. This short course will help you understand your Android smartphone, troubleshoot problems and use some of the most popular apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  5. Sketching at the museum: Tate Modern
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Martin
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an exciting range of artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  6. Spanish Taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    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 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. Elena Ferrante
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Elena Ferrante is the author of the Neapolitan novel series, whose global success has established her as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary world literature. Her identity, however, is still one of the greatest mysteries in modern literature. In this workshop we will explore why the novels have attracted such interest and passion and we will look at the various hypotheses advanced in the Italian and foreign press as to her real identity.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that this is an in-person course and will take place in our college in covent Garden. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  8. French taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Mar 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    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.



    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
  9. French 2 upper: taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    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
  10. Literature taster: contemporary fiction
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Patricia Sweeney
    Ever wondered what studying a Literature course at City Lit is like? Tempted to try, but not ready to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session on contemporary fiction to boost your confidence and whet your appetite for further study!







    Includes information on the Literature programme offering for term three, which runs from April to July 2024.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  11. Managing files on Apple maciOS and iCloud
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Ever wonder how to get to grips with your iPhone, iPad and iCloud file storage? This course is intended for beginners to experienced users who need to set up and tidy their iCloud storage.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    75% of 100
  12. Great works: Stabat mater from plainchant to Pärt
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Shaw
    This course examines a core Latin Christian hymn text, Stabat mater dolorosa, which has received dozens of musical settings over eight centuries, from the 13th century to the present day. Why does this particular text hold such fascination for composers, and how has its meaning been interpreted through music?
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  13. Sketching at the museum: V&A
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Heidi Wigmore
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from a fascinating range of objects and artifacts in The Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  14. Excel: analysing your spreadsheet with pivot tables
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn how to create and edit pivot tables to analyse large lists of data with multiple views and calculated fields using drag and drop. You should have a good understanding of Excel.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00
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