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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. ESOL - communication skills for life and work (entry 2)
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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
  2. German beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vera Messarius
    Suitable for complete beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-5 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). This course is a bit faster so that 2 modules can be covered in 2 terms. It is therefore essential to do a minimum of 1.5 hours homework a week.



    You might be interested in doing a taster in December LGT6 https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/german-beginners-taster/lgt6-2324







    Please, go to the drop down menu for alternative courses/ days for German beginners: module 1.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  3. 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
  4. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Learn Japanese with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  5. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 15 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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
  6. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Tue 7 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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. Chinese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    If you are planning to visit a Chinese-speaking area and would like to grasp a few daily survival Chinese sentences, or if you have Chinese family or friends and would like to understand a bit more about their language and background, perhaps you are just interested in Chinese culture and would like to have a taste of the Chinese language, this course is for you.



    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 £99.00
  8. Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  9. 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
  10. Piano/keyboards 1A (intensive)
    Evening
    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
  11. Spanish beginners: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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
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