Languages

We offer language courses at all levels and in 27 different languages here at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time 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.

Find out how learning a second language can boost your brain power.

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.

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

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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.

Languages highlights

European

European

Celtic

Celtic

Asian

Asian

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  1. Spanish club

    Course Date: Thu 12 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ven a practicar y mejorar tu español en nuestro 'club español'. Trabajaremos con un corto del cine español, relatos, noticias televisivas, etc. Desarrollarás diferentes registros lingüísticos en función de las circunstancias y el contexto en el que te encuentres. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años) y tiene lugar en semanas alternativas.



    Term 1: 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec



    Term 2: 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar,22 Mar



    Term 3: 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June, 21 June.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  2. Una visita in Sicilia

    Course Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Una panoramica per conoscere meglio la storia, la varietà geografica, i costumi (e le contraddizioni!) di questa affascinante isola al centro del Mediterraneo.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  3. French 4/5: advanced grammar

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu maitriser mais qui vous échappe encore! Ce cours va vous emmener dans les dédales de la grammaire française et vous donner l'occasion de vous y reconnaitre.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Portuguese beginners intensive: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 31 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    This course is suitable if you already speak a Romance language such as French, Italian, Romanian or Spanish. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a faster pace. Expect more homework than in other courses. The tutor will advise on course book in first lesson. Please note your tutor may be Portuguese or Brazilian - check with the Languages department before enrolling if this could affect your choice of course.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Colette: une vie, une oeuvre

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Venez découvrir une mondaine à la réputation sulfureuse qui s’est imposée dans l’entre-deux guerre grâce à son style épuré. C’est une des grandes romancières françaises, auteure de Gigi, de la série des Claudine, entre autres. Ceci lui a valu d’être présidente d’ une des plus grandes institutions littéraires françaises.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  6. La France au XXe siècle: un évènement vu par un auteur

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Littérature, politique et histoire. Les grands noms de la littérature française ont souvent pris position vis-à-vis des grands évènements politiques de la fin du XIXème siècle à nos jours. Un des exemples les plus connus 'J’accuse' de Zola!
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. French lower intermediate: revision and consolidation

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Refresh your lower intermediate French on these intensive, communicative courses. Develop your speaking and listening skills and improve your grammar. An assessment of your level is recommended before you enrol.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Revive your elementary French (daytime)

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in January.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  9. German beginners intensive: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Suitable for complete beginners. 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).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Passé composé ou imparfait?

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Still confused about which one to use? Come to this workshop and develop your ability to distinguish between them. Ideal for students already having a basic knowledge of those tenses. Taught in French.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  11. Spanish: Saturday intensive for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Intensive Spanish for complete beginners taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  12. Turkish intensive beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Arabic writing

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to read and write Arabic characters. Suitable for complete beginners or anyone wishing to consolidate their knowledge of the Arabic alphabet.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  14. Italian Sunday beginners

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this short and intensive Italian Sunday course. After completion you will be able to join any 'Italian 1: module 2' courses starting in January 2018.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  15. French: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and join this lively short course for beginners.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

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