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

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.

Spanish A-Level and GCSE 2019

Spanish A-level

A demanding course preparing you for the A-level exam in one year. You will need to have studied Spanish for about four years or have an equivalent level to join this course (B2). At the end of this course you will sit an exam and, if successful, will gain a nationally recognised qualification. Exam costs are included in the fee and are not refundable. We'll need to interview you and assess your level before enrolling. Please start your application by visiting the course page and logging into your account.  

Examination board: Edexcel

Interview dates: Tuesday 9th July 2019, 17.00-20.00 and Tuesday 10th September 2019, 17.00-20.00

Term dates: 24 Sept 2019 – 26 May 2020 (provisional)

Spanish GCSE

This course aims to prepare students for the GCSE examination higher tier and to consolidate and extend their existing skills in Spanish. At the end of this course you will sit an exam and, if successful, will gain a nationally recognised qualification. Exam costs are included in the fee and are not refundable. We'll need to interview you and assess your level before enrolling. Please start your application by visiting the course page and logging into your account.  

Examination board: Edexcel

Interview dates: Thursday 4th July 2019, 17.15-20.15 and Thursday 12 September 2019, 17.00-20.00

Term dates: 26 Sept 2019 - 21 May 2020 (provisional)

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. 

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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. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolida los usos básicos del subjuntivo a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el A-level or DELE B1 exam.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. German 2 lower: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your elementary German. Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Based on the tutor's own material and Berliner Platz 2 Neu 1. Teil. European Framework A2.1.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Italian beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Japanese film: After Life (Wandafuru Raifu) directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan while expanding

    your knowledge of Japanese life and art. After Life (1998) is Kore-eda Hirokazu’s second

    work. The film asks us to consider a simple question: what is the one

    memory that you would choose to live with forever in the afterlife? Introduction by Chikako Nakagawa, Japanese tutor at City lit.
    Full fee: £5.00
    Senior fee: £5.00
    Concession: £5.00

  6. Russian 2: declension and verbs of motion

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve and practise your declension of nouns and adjectives. Consolidate the verbs of motion through oral and written activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 2 course or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  7. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia

    Course Date: Fri 5 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Japanese language is rich in onomatopoeia or sounds associated with words. These are used in daily conversation, manga, anime and literature. In this fun evening session, you will discover a whole world of sounds that will help you depict scenes, atmosphere and feelings more intuitively. A genuine Japanese experience!
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  8. Chinese (Mandarin) 1: writing for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Portuguese intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners in Brazilian Portuguese.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  10. Modern Greek intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Modern Greek intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class. You will also learn to read and write Greek. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. Russian intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Russian intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners. The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. Spanish: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  13. Turkish intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Turkish intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners. The course is equivalent to Turkish 1: module 1. After completing this course you can join Turkish 1: module 2 (LTK02).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  14. Chinese intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Chinese (Mandarin) in this lively and intensive course which will enable you to handle some simple social/personal conversations in Chinese. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  15. Italian intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Italian intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

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