Learn a Language at City Lit in London

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

For more information on our Spanish A-Level and GCSE courses, visit our Spanish A-Level and GCSE page

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.

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.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Elena Ferrante

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    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

  3. La pronuncia italiana

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is geared towards helping you sound more like a native speaker of Italian. While Italian pronunciation may seem relatively simple, there are actually quite a few features that require focus and practice. This course will allow you to concentrate on the sounds of Italian - how to produce them when speaking and how to recognise them when listening.



    The course will run on alternate Thursdays: 16 May, 30 May, 13 June, 27 June.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Swedish beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basics of Classical Greek. Based on 'Reading Greek' (2nd edition, 2 vols, CUP).
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Suitable for complete beginners. This intensive courses are ideal if you are thinking of travelling to a Spanish speaking country. Based on the tutor's own materials.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  8. Italian beginners: revise year one

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Brush up your beginners Italian before we break up for summer! You'll get a chance to practise a range of language from all 3 modules of Italian beginners courses with a view to consolidating your speaking and listening skills are revise some key grammar points.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. German beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. French beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn French on this lively course for beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.

    Note: The fees includes all teaching materials.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. French 1 intensive: module 1B

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue learning French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.Suitable if you have completed French beginners: module 1 or 1A or have studied French for a term recently.



    Note: The fees includes all teaching materials.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Spanish beginners: module 1B

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A (LS018) or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS018 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  13. Léo Ferré : un chanteur, une chanson, une vie

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Léo Ferré, poète et musicien. Il es admiré par André Breton, il est ami avec Juliette Gréco, il chante les plus grands poètes français, Baudelaire, Aragon… Une force de la nature qui a mélé les genres, du lyrisme à l'argot, de la chanson engagée aux balades amoureuses. Il occupe une place centrale dans le monde de la chanson française et ne peut être ignoré !

    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Viaggio attraverso gli usi, i costumi e le abitudini dei pompeiani a pochi giorni dalla terribile eruzione del Vesuvio (79 d.c.) che ha provocato la distruzione delle citta' di Pompeii, Ercolano, Stabia e Oplonti, ed ha cambiato per sempre il corso della storia.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  15. Latin: continuation at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this course follows on from the beginners module in the previous term (Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners), and students will continue to learn to read Latin by studying original inscriptions from the British Museum collection. The class will be held in the Sackler Room.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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