Languages

We offer language courses at all levels and over 27 different languages here at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time evening, daytime or weekend language classes, our highly popular language courses offer the widest choice in London.  Classes range from French, German, Italian and Spanish to Japanese, Korean and Arabic. Most language lessons are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. We offer short courses, intensive and fast-track if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and tasters. Not sure what level you are? Use our self-assessment tool

Discover the benefits of learning a second language and find out what the top growing languages are at City Lit, and why there's never been a better time to learn them.

Got a question about our courses? Call us on 020 7492 2644 or email languages@citylit.ac.uk.

If you are looking for language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2640 for more information and to see how we can help.

Student stories
Discover how James Anderson found studying languages at City Lit to be life changing.

Some of our courses take place at our main building in Covent Garden, and some in Euston. Please check the course webpage for location details.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

Languages highlights

European

European

Celtic

Celtic

Asian

Asian

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  1. Discover Welsh in a day

    Course Date: Sun 20 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A chance to learn the basics of Welsh, including greetings, personal information and likes and dislikes. Find out about Welsh culture and the growth of the language: princes and archbishops speak it. Welsh Assembly ministers cannot survive without it, and the census shows that this ancient tongue is certainly not dying.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. French upper intermediate: revision and consolidation

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Refresh your upper intermediate French in this intensive revision programme and improve your grammar, listening and speaking skills for further study. Assessment of level recommended. Suitable if you have completed 'French rusty A-level: module 1' or equivalent. Assessment of level recommended.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 24 May 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Suitable for complete beginners. These intensive courses are ideal if you are thinking of travelling to a Spanish speaking country. Based on the tutor's own materials.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Consolidate your lower intermediate French

    Course Date: Thu 24 May 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Consolidate further your lower intermediate French in this intensive communicative course. Assessment of level recommended.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - connecting words

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mejora tu comprensión de conectores en español a través de juegos, prácticas orales y actividades escritas. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el examen A-level or DELE B1.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Explore Perú

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover unique aspects about this fascinating country, from the incredible history to culture and customs. This workshop focuses on three regions: the Coast (Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo), the highlands (Ayacucho, Cuzco, Puno) and the Jungle (Loreto, Ucayali, Madre de Dios).
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Spanish beginners: module 1B

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A (LS016) or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS016 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Elena Ferrante

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Una introduzione a questa/o misteriosa/o autore italiana/o del quale/della quale non conosciamo la vera identità.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  9. Japanese 1 fast track: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 2 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. You can continue your studies by enrolling on LBJ01, Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3 in the summer.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Reading in Gaelic

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy reading Scottish Gaelic for pleasure at any level, including beginners. Choose a book to borrow, or bring your own. We will look at overcoming barriers to Gaelic reading, accessing Gaelic books and good reading strategies, with support appropriate to your level. Most importantly, we will get some reading done!
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  11. Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Intensive Spanish for complete beginners taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Tutor's own material.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  12. Dalida : une chanteuse, une chanson, une vie

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Avec Édith Piaf, Dalida est la chanteuse populaire française qui a le plus marqué le XXe siècle. Nait au Caire d’une famille italienne, elle arrive à Paris dans les années 50. Elle s’y façonne un répertoire regroupant environ 2 000 chansons interprétées en de nombreuses langues. Venez découvrir la femme et la star !
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Tokyo: an introduction

    Tokyo: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this lively course and learn about this bustling capital that mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. Open to all levels.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Italian: Sunday intensive for beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 1 module 3.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  15. French beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn French on these lively courses for beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Based on units 1-3 of 'The French Experience 1' (BBC, new edition).
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list