Languages

Learn a Language - Online & in London

Over 30 modern and ancient world languages taught by expert tutors!

Here at City Lit, we offer over 30 different language courses catering to all levels, from beginners to advanced — with both online and classroom formats. Our classes range from European languages such as FrenchGermanItalian and Spanish to Asian, African, and even Ancient and Classical languages. So what do you fancy learning? JapaneseKorean, Arabic, Russian, Classical Greek, Old English or British Sign Language — take your pick!

Our part time courses are designed to fit around your schedule, you'll find a suitable language class for you whether you would like to attend in the evening, daytime, or on weekends. We also offer short, intensive and fast-track courses if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and taster language lessons.

Beginner to advanced level courses

We teach most languages at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations. We select content that is relevant to your needs. If you are a beginner, you will learn how to use the language as opposed to just repeating words and sentences as you would do with an app. We teach you to communicate rather than repeat. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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  1. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.







    Based on Units 1-4 of 'Nos Vemos Hoy' (Campus Difusión). PLEASE DO NOT BUY IT UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST CLASS (see the 'Are there any other costs' section).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  2. German for opera lovers (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    This course is for lovers of German operas. Learn to speak German in the context of opera.



    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 £87.00 Concession £71.00
  3. French 4: conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Débats et conversations sur des sujets d'actualité avec l'aide de journaux et de la télévision.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. Italian 2: practise and consolidate: module 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Consolidate your elementary or lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2 through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 2 lower or 2 upper class or have an equivalent level of the language. Please note that this course takes place every other week.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
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  5. Italian 3: practise and consolidate: module 3
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Questa classe di conversazione ti offre la possibilità di consolidare il tuo livello intermedio di italiano praticando e perfezionando i punti grammaticali studiati al livello 3. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 3 lower or 3 upper oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua.







    Please note that this course takes place every other week.



    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 £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
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  6. Old English level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    What was the English language like before the Norman Conquest? How easy is it to translate their diverse literature? Can we write our own Old English? Come along and see.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  7. Old English literature
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    Read and analyse the language of some works in the Old English literature. This course is suitable for those students who have completed the level 1 and level 2 courses.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Neo-Latin: module 3
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mary Ruskin
    Come and discover the literature in Latin from the fourteenth century through to the eighteenth.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  9. French beginners: module 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn to speak French on this short course for complete beginners. You will be able to continue by joining French beginners: module 1B if you want more than just an introduction.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  10. Biblical Hebrew 1: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Further your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and develop your ability to translate from the Bible. Suitable for those who have completed Biblical Hebrew Level 1 module 1 at City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  11. Cornish advanced: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jo P'Rhys
    Develop your advanced Cornish conversation and discussion.Suitable for anyone who has studied Cornish for several years and wants to improve their oral skills.



    The course prepares you for the 4th grade (final grade) of the Cornish Language Board examinations.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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  12. German beginners: module 3
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Improve your elementary German on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have studied German for approximately 35 hours. Based on Willkommen Chapters 7 and 8 (Hodder & Stoughton).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  13. Italian 3: lingua e letteratura
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Improve your knowledge of Italian through reading short works of fiction and non-fiction. The selected texts will be chosen for their intrinsic interest but will also be used as opportunities for language study, allowing learners to learn new vocabulary and practise their grammar by being exposed to authentic Italian texts.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  14. Arabic 4: module 3
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Practise your conversation skills in Arabic and further develop your fluency in the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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About the City Lit School of Languages

Language courses at all levels and in 19 different languages are offered at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time or weekend language classes, our highly popular language lessons offer the widest choice in London. Most language courses are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced.

Our tutors

Tutors are experienced and friendly, and you can choose from evening, day time or weekend language classes. We also offer early morning sessions and intensive courses to help you learn a language at a time and in a way that suits you best. In many languages you can take an accredited course, with national and international qualifications selected for their relevance to adult learners.

Professional development language courses

We can also offer tailored language training in your workplace, which can be a fast and convenient way to learn a language to help improve your skills for work or develop your business.