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.

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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.

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

Languages highlights

European

European

Celtic

Celtic

Asian

Asian

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  1. Discover Turkish

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a flavour of a new language 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  2. Discover Chinese (Mandarin)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a flavour of Mandarin and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  3. Portuguese 1: module 1 intensive

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Portuguese and develop your listening and speaking skills in this interactive course which emphasises the practical use of the language. Suitable for complete beginners. Materials provided by the tutor.Our Portuguese classes are taught by either Brazilian or Portuguese nationals. All our tutors teach the differences of the two variants as much as possible and use teaching resources that reflect the diversity of the Portuguese-speaking world, including Portuguese-speaking African countries.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Spanish 1: module 3 intensive

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate and develop your basic listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1: module 2 intensive' or equivalent (approximately 30 hours of learning).
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Revive your beginners French: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise further your basic knowledge of French. The emphasis will be on developing your speaking and listening skills. Ideal for near beginners or if you have not studied French for a while.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Stories from the Bible

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course introduces you to the some of the stories that show how profound and interesting the bible is, and also show how translations cannot always convey the subtlety of the original text.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £40.00

  7. Italian beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: 'Italian 2 lower'.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Italian 1: module 3 intensive

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate and improve your basic knowledge of Italian, focusing on your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1: module 2 intensive' or if you have studied the language for about 30 hours recently.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Discover Irish Gaelic

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a flavour of this beautiful language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and an opportunity to discover if you might like to take your studies further.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  10. Spanish 2: revision course

    Course Date: Tue 24 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1 rápidamente', 'Spanish 2 lower' or 'Spanish 1: fast track year 1', or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (two years’ study).
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Discover Japanese

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a flavour a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and an opportunity to discover if you might like to take your studies further.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  12. Storia della lingua italiana

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Scoprite il rapporto fra il latino e l'italiano, lo sviluppo dal latino parlato ai vari dialetti italiani e come altre lingue hanno influenzato lo sviluppo della lingua italiana.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  13. Introduction to medieval Latin

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to medieval Latin and its main linguistic features through the reading and translation of selected texts. Knowledge of classical Latin grammar is required.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Italian weekend: Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio sono gli scrittori che hanno dato un contributo fondamentale al rinnovamento culturale italiano del XIV secolo e alla creazione della lingua italiana. Vieni a scoprire la loro importanza e il motivo per cui vengono collettivamente chiamati le tre corone della letteratura italiana.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  15. Discover Korean

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners which will help you decide if you would like to take your study of Korean further.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

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