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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. Spanish 3 lower taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Come and discover what an lower intermediate Spanish class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for about 3-4 years recently.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Discover Brazilian Portuguese
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Isabel Dos Santos
    Portuguese is spoken by over 200 million people around the world. This short introductory session will help you decide if you'd like to be one of them. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  3. Using hashtags effectively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Instagram, TikTok and Threads. This class is devoted to understanding hashtags and how to use them properly and effectively on social platforms. What is a hashtag, how do you create and track one, and how do you pick the right hashtag for your social media content.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  4. Great instruments: the theremin and its music
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karl Lutchmayer
    Discover the world’s first electrical musical instrument, its curious history and influence, and get a chance to learn how to play it!
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  5. Queer migration politics: a taster
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This taster session will trace and invite you to explore how are borders and nations are constructed alongside popular ideas about gender, sexuality, race and other markers of difference. Join Dr. McGuirk to learn more!
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  6. French 5 taster: littérature française contemporaine
    Course start date:  Wed 4 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Lecture et discussions sur des oeuvres françaises à travers les siècles, ainsi qu'un aperçu historique et biographique d'écrivains français et francophones.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  7. Japanese beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 5 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and discover Japanese in this lively taster.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  8. Creative non-fiction: a taster
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Garton
    Have you had experiences that will move, delight or entertain readers? This taster session in creative-non fiction explores approaches to capturing your most poignant moments and crafting them into inspiring pieces of literature.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  9. Maths functional skills (level 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to become more confident in your maths? Do you need to develop your maths skills for work and everyday life? This course will help you use maths to improve your daily life and enable you to



    participate, make progress and express yourself whether at work or at home or when making sense of



    information in the news such as data and statistics. At the same time you will study to gain a qualification: level 1 functional skills maths. This accreditation is the first step in showing employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can apply these to solving problems in a variety of contexts.



    You MUST pass the first 6 weeks of the course. You must attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423 for information and to book a pre-course assessment. You can also click the Start Assessment button on this page.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Russian beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Altannavch Murray
    Come and discover Russian in this lively taster.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  11. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  12. Getting ready for essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 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 if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  13. Spanish 2 lower taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and discover what an elementary Spanish class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for 1-2 years recently.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  14. French beginners: taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Get a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  15. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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