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  1. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed Spanish beginners: module 1A or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS107 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Return to French (lower intermediate)
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Silvana Avram
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your lower intermediate French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting soon.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore post-colonial Africa's political, economic, and social journey since independence. Gain insights into state building, governance, development, and identity, fostering a holistic understanding of Africa's evolution.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  4. Exercise to Music
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    This total body conditioning course aims to boost your stamina, shape your body and energise your fitness levels, whilst working to music.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  5. Tai Chi Chuan: Beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    This course will look at Tai Chi movements and principles as taught in the form and their application to daily life.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  6. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    This Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  7. Communication skills for business: using drama to communicate with impact (level 2)
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you manage a team? Are you taking part in work meetings feeling your voice isn't heard? Do you need to give presentations, make sales pitches, or persuade others to follow your proposals? If so, then this course will help you. You will learn different techniques used in drama to enable you to create an effect. You will practise how respond to others so that they engage with you. You will focus on how to manipulate your voice, how to project and how to focus on the emphasising the meaning of what you want to say.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment activity to make sure this is the right course for you. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 to book a face-to-face appointment. Or click the Start Assessment button on this page.



    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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  8. Discovering Late Imperial China: Ming to Qing, 1500-1800
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Qiuyang Chen
    Journey into the heart of China's transformative era, where dynastic intrigue met daily life's rich fabric. Grasp the complexities of power, ethnic interplay, and innovation in an age of change in Late Imperial China.
    Full fee £89.00
  9. Korean beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills on this communicative course, which emphasises the practical use of the 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 £109.00 Concession £71.00
  10. Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to computers and the Internet? Do you need to increase your confidence with digital skills? This course will ensure you have a solid foundation in using computers and being online. You will learn the essential features of creating, saving, storing different types of files and documents, including photos and letters in Word. You will develop your internet skills to find information quickly and efficiently, and learn how to transfer this information to different documents and people. You will also learn the basics of how of how to use Zoom to host meetings and communicate effectively online. Finally, you do all of this while learning how to remain safe online and to keep your files secure.



    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 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  11. Ways into advanced film studies: film theory
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This advanced level film studies course will introduce you to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of film. It will consider some of the earliest attempts to think about film, studies that borrowed methodologies from other disciplines. As early as 1915, for example, writers were applying psychology to film analysis, exploring the emotional responses of audiences to this still new medium. Early theorists argued for film as a distinct art form, and we will examine a number of their key texts. In the 1960s, film studies began to develop as a specific subject of study in universities in the US and the UK, once again deploying perspectives from other subject areas. We will examine a number of these theories and consider their continued importance for the analysis and understanding of film today.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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