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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. Chess for improvers 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rowson
    This course builds on last term's Chess for Improvers and offers basic tools for the opening, middlegame and endgame.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  2. German for opera lovers (upper intermediate)
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    This is a German language course for lovers of German operas.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  3. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jun 2024 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Roden Derveni
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.



    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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  4. Drawing: colour pastel techniques
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  5. Gentle Yoga
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Madlyn Ray-Jones
    Stretch, relax and feel good! This class offers both an introduction to yoga and a gentle way of practice. Beginners are welcome and posture adaptations are provided for all students.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  6. Drawing: a contemporary approach
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Hull
    Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Unita' d'Italia
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Perché un’Italia Unita? Chi la voleva? Dai primi tentativi di rivoluzione degli anni 1820-1830, passando per le guerre di indipendenza, fino alla conquista di Roma del 1870, vedremo le cause, circostanze e i protagonisti del processo risorgimentale che portarono alla nascita del Regno d’Italia.







    This course is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  8. 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
  9. Citta' di mare
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Esploreremo alcune delle città portuali italiani più importanti (Ancona, Bari, Genova, Napoli, Palermo, Trieste) cercando di comprenderne l’importanza storica, culturale e lo spirito che le caratterizza.







    This course is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  10. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Explore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, body language, assertiveness and more. Build on your life skills and develop your confidence and personal power. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  11. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    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. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for near beginners.The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  13. Music theory: introduction to score reading
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Shaw
    Learn to navigate diferent types of classical music scores, analyse musical features, and identify style and period. Suitable for those with music theory knowledge at equivalent of ABRSM Grade 5 and upwards.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  14. Piano/keyboards: revision for levels 1 and 2
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    Reinforce your basic piano skills, improve your reading, hand co-ordination and technique. This course will revise key topics from City Lit level 1 and 2 piano syllabus and is a great opportunity to keep learning throughout the summer!
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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