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  1. 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
  2. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or 6 months recently



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    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    This course aims to give you a basic understanding of Contemporary dance that is influenced by other styles. The course provides an understanding of the basic principles, techniques and style.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
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  4. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    Discover how to enhance your vocal impact and physical presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills on this intensive Saturday course include communicating with confidence, establishing rapport, learning assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy and projecting an effective personal style.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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  5. Lecoq technique: an introduction (level 1)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    Jacques Lecoq’s style of theatre training is in the body, it involves exploration of ourselves and the world we live in with a sense of curious play. Lecoq revolutionised the format of theatre craft and his style and techniques are recognised as essential tools to any professional working actor, in its most basic or grandest of themes. It is a style that hugs you warmly and sticks with you, adaptable and diverse.



    The Lecoq technique is about the performers engagement, listening physically and their connection in the space, working together as an ensemble, devising your own work and finding new ways to do it are essential.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  6. Solo swing and jive: general
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    Do you enjoy vintage social dancing events but don't have a partner? Looking to nail those moves and increase your freestyle confidence? Then this is the course for you! We will work on foot-work sequences and steps of authentic jazz dancing and Rhythm & Blues Strolls, progressing to faster pace flick kicks and turns for jive and Rock ’n' Roll dances. No partner required! This is a general level course suitable for beginners and improvers.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
  7. Improve your speaking voice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    This course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Improve your speaking voice through a series of exercises and drills.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
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  8. Spanish 4/5 Spanish film studies: Power and Resistance in XX and XXI century Spanish Films
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Descubre el cine español y latinoamericano y desarrolla tu español en este curso que te permitirá ampliar tu cultura cinematográfica, y mejorar tu conversación y comprensión del español. El curso explora temas, técnicas cinematográficas y artefactos culturales de una selección de películas. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  9. Actor's voice: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; articulation and expressiveness. This course will be taught in the college, is aimed primarily at student actors and is a particularly good introduction for those starting regular Voice classes on the Foundation: Acting course.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  10. Movement for actors
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    An actors most important tool is their body!



    Having an awareness of space and presence and utilising the body to help carve engaging, full-born characters is vital in theatre, whether this be during improvisation, delivering a monologue or throughout the process of a performance. It's important to have the tools to do this!



    This course aims to give every member an introductory “toolkit” you can take away with you, freeing your body, exploring character technique, enhancing your improvisational and performance intuition and becoming confident in your craft.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  11. Contemporary dance: improvers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    The course aims to give you a further embodied understanding of Contemporary dance that is underpinned by Somatics practice, and other contemporary dance techniques, to bring greater flow and dynamics to your expression as you allow yourself to move from your inner space and to negotiate the flow of weight, rhythm, breath, space and time.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
  12. The Victorians: art, architecture and design
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Sanders
    Explore the visual culture of Victorian Britain through a range of artworks and disciplines including painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic design, furniture, fashion, and textiles. Includes a visit to the V&A Museum.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  13. ESOL and making podcasts: pronunciation, presentation, expression (level 1-2)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 12 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your pronunciation, learn more about how you sound when you speak English and develop your speaking? A podcast is a digital recording, which can be used in a very practical way to help develop your English. On this course, you will discover how to make and edit a podcast to record yourself as well as what to say and how to say it. You will be able to practise speaking on your own and interviewing others as well as learn how to prepare what to say and how to say it. Podcasting is a fantastic way of improving your pronunciation, your vocabulary, your spoken accuracy, and your fluency.



    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).



    Please note you will need to download the free Audacity software and have a headset with mic to do this course.



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
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