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.

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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. 

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European

European

Celtic

Celtic

Asian

Asian

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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. Una stagione con Dante: Purgatorio

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Vedremo come i dannati vengono rappresentati dal poeta. Parleremo della condizione politica del tempo e leggeremo un estratto dal Canto VI dove emerge la rappresentazione dell’Italia.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  3. Japanese festivals

    Course Date: Fri 22 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Japan is a land of many festivals. Some have religious significance and others celebrate the seasons. You will be introduced to what the Japanese people celebrate and how they go about it! You will make some paper crafts relating to the celebration as well as gaining the cultural knowledge.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 22 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held in the Studio, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at level 1.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  6. Italian: Sunday intensive for beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  7. French: Sunday intensive for beginners

    French: Sunday intensive for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come to join this lively short course for beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  8. Spanish beginners

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn Spanish at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 10 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Spanish, the emphasis is on speaking and listening. Based on Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. French 4/5: pratique de l'écriture

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Si vous souhaitez écrire en français avec plus de facilité et établir les bases d’un style écrit qui vous soit propre, alors ce cours est pour vous. Il vous permettra d’identifier et corriger vos erreurs grammaticales, lexicales et syntaxiques grâce à une variété d'entrainements et d’exercices pratiques et interactifs qui vous aideront à déjouer certains pièges de la langue et contribueront au développement de votre style personnel à l’écrit.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. French upper intermediate: revision and consolidation

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Refresh your upper intermediate French in this intensive revision programme and improve your grammar, listening and speaking skills for further study such as A-level and Delf B2. Each course covers different topics. Assessment of level recommended.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. French 1 intensive: module 1B

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Latin for absolute beginners: module 2B

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to study the elementary structure of Latin. Based on the new edition of the Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press: 2016, 2 vols).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  13. The music of Brazil: from samba through bossa nova

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the rich cultural and geographical diversity which have influenced Brazilian popular music and learn about the wide variety of Brazil's musical styles both past and present.In English with some Portuguese.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Explore el País Vasco

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover unique aspects about this fascinating region in northern Spain and southern France. From modern cities, quaint villages and green landscapes to world class cuisine and Spain’s best wine region – the Basque Country has something for everyone.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. French 3/4: improve your pronunciation

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Having difficulties pronouncing your French ‘r’s and ‘u’s? Practise some difficult sounds on this lively course and impress your French friends!

    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

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