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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. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lou Kuenzler
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting soon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  3. Contemporary dance: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Push your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  4. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes. The course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  5. Contemporary dance: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. This class is appropriate for people who are ready to move on from the beginners course or who have previous dance experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  6. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  7. Getting started: becoming confident on Instagram and TikTok (complete beginners)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have you heard of Instagram but never used it? Have you tried it but are still unsure about its features? Is TikTok something you access but never really use? Then this is the course for you. It will start you on your journey towards digital communication in a supportive environment and help you learn the different ways you can connect to friends, family and the wider world and join the one billion users worldwide. And you will learn to do so safely and securely.



    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 £59.00
  8. Chinese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. 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 £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  9. Ways into advanced literature: disruptors, transgressors and storytellers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 22 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Patricia Sweeney
    Explore the rewards of close reading analysis, focusing on fiction, drama and the literary essay. Read, analyse and debate works from the mid-twentieth century that challenged the status quo and entered into the debates of the time. Includes 'A Single Man' by Christopher Isherwood, 'A Delicate Balance' by Edward Albee and 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem' by Joan Didion.
    Full fee £99.00
  10. Reading images: exploring film studies
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cristina Massaccesi
    This comprehensive introductory course provides an overview of the main historical, technical and theoretical aspects of filmmaking and film analysis.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Debating: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  12. Ways of reading: aspects of narrative theory
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Stevens
    What do we mean by ‘literary fiction’? What expectations do we bring to the novels we read? Do we really ‘escape’ when we enter fictional worlds? These are just some of the questions addressed in a course which focuses on the analysis of prose fiction. Reading texts as short as one-sentence ‘flash fiction’ to complete short stories, it engages with writing from a wide range of periods and authors, paying close attention to narrative techniques and their effects.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  13. Return to French (advanced)
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Henriette Harlall
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your advanced French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 4 course in April.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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