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  1. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 May 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lucy Popescu
    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. Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  3. Chinese beginners: short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    Get a short introduction to the Chinese language and discover aspects of Chinese language culture in these live online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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    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
  4. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Get a short introduction to the Arabic language and discover aspects of Arabic language culture in these face-to-face communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  5. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 6 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
  6. German beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 1.5 hours per week over 7 weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  7. Spanish 3/4: revision
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Practise your intermediate spoken Spanish and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Suitable if you have recently studied Spanish for at least four years or equivalent.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  8. Spanish beginners: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish beginners: module 3' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  9. Piano/keyboards 1A (intensive)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. Break weeks: 6 & 27 May 2024 (Bank Holidays).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  10. Korean beginners: holiday kit
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Make the most of your holidays in Korea with this one week online, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations & have a friendly chat with the locals!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  11. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Aug 2024 (and 2 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
  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 3 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 1-4 of "Nos vemos Hoy 1", publisher: "Campus Difusión" (please see the relevant section for the ISBN)







    PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE BOOK UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST SESSION, AS IF YOU TRANSFER TO ANOTHER LEVEL, YOU MAY USE A DIFFERENT BOOK.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  14. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024

    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
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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