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  1. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.



    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
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  2. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    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
  3. Return to Spanish (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Aug 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    If you have learned Spanish in the past, but it has been a while, then come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary Spanish. You wil review, revise and practice in a course that is tailored to your needs. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 lower course starting in September or a summer course.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Aug 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  5. Spanish beginners: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1: module 3' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study).







    This course combines an independent study unit and three (online) group sessions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  6. Japanese: jump into year 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    This short course is a chance to review the topics covered in year one (beginners course module 1/2/3) and give you a head start as you enter your second year of studying Japanese.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
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  7. English communication skills for life and work (ESOL entry 2)
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Can you have short conversations in English, and read and write simple emails, but want to do more? This course will help you talk, read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes so people can understand you, you can understand them and you can read and write important messages, emails, forms and news stories. You will improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. By the end of this three-term programme you will able to interact confidently with English speakers in your daily life. You can join the course at any time.



    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 if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  8. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Applications for the September 2024 start are now open.







    This course has 4 free spaces for learners aged 19-23, who meet the residency criteria and who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification. These places are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to applicants who fully meet the course entry requirements.







    If you are not eligible for a free place you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE).







    Please click Start Assessment on the course page.







    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for anyone who has left school without the usual qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels) and wishes to study at university.







    It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education, where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance ONLINE via ZOOM two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as online tutorials every two to three weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session. There may also be optional study sessions at our Central London Campus on one Saturday each term.







    Due to the course's intensity, priority will be given to applications from those who are serious and sure about progressing to degree level study and are ready to take on the intense challenge that the year will bring.



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £3022 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £3,022.00 Senior fee £3,022.00 Concession £3,022.00
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  9. ESOL - communication skills for life and work - level 2 (Reading)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This is the Reading unit of the ESOL course to give you confidence in reading and understanding a range of texts of varying complexity accurately and independently and obtaining information of varying length and detail from different sources. You will practice reading and analysing different types of text including emails, newspapers, recipes, journals, reports, poems, formal letters, articles, websites, books and reviews. You will practice extracting and communicating factual and opinionated statements about a range of topics.



    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 £258.00
  10. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Suitable for complete beginners of ancient languages. Become familiar with the key grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your learning. Highly recommended if you are starting to learn an ancient or classical language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £32.00
  11. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these online communicative classes. 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
  12. Acting: Foundation (Certificate Level 2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cara Jennings, Vernon Thompson, Martin Wimpress
    Do you want to be an actor but find it hard to fit the training around your other commitments? This intensive and practical accredited course, running two weekday evenings each week, provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, and culminates in a showing of contemporary scenework to an invited audience. Successful candidates achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London.
    Full fee £1,349.00 Senior fee £1,349.00 Concession £1,349.00
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  13. Spanish beginners intensive: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    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 1-3 of Nos Vemos Hoy 1; publisher: Campus Difusión (please see the relevant section for the ISBN).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  14. German intermediate: revision
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    This is a revision course of years at intermediate level. Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have studied German for at least three years. Based on the tutor's own materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
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