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. Spanish: jump into year 2 lower

    Course Date: Tue 4 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for about a year in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the second year. You will revise the whole year 1 in two weeks, and will be ready for 'Spanish 2 lower: module 1' this September. The course is not for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Welsh Beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Suitable for complete beginners. Learn to speak Welsh on this lively course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Welsh and the development of your listening and speaking skills. Based on the book 'Cwrs Mynediad'.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Italian 3 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di migliorare le tue capacitá di comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale e sono basati sull' uso di materiale audiovisivo, lettura, discussione e pratica grammaticale. É necessario aver completato il livello 3 lower o equivalente. Il corso si basa sul libro Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. German 6: Praktisches Deutsch

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dieser Kurs bietet von allem etwas: Lesetexte zu aktuellen Themen sowie aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, Deutschland heute, andere deutschsprachige Länder und Diskussion. Grammatik nur nach Bedarf! This course is at C2 level.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Italian 2 upper: module 1

    Italian 2 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your lower intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 2 lower' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Italian 5: lingua e letteratura

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Questo corso si propone di migliorare le tue capacità espressive tramite lo studio approfondito di un testo letterario. Alla lettura e la discussione letteraria saranno abbinate la riflessione scritta e l'esercitazione grammaticale e sintattica.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Italian revision: get ready for 2 lower

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have studied Italian for a year or so but do not feel ready to join year two yet. Over the 12 weeks you will revise the past tense (passato prossimo) and the imperfect and will be ready to join 'Italian 2 lower: module 2' in January.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Korean 2: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue your study of Korean in this year 2 course. Improve your speaking and listening skills while further developing your understanding of Korean grammar.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Japanese 2 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    On this course you will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Japanese 3 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Improve your level of Japanese on this communicative course where you will have the opportunity to develop your oral and listening skills as well as consolidate your reading and writing skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 upper' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Chinese 2 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further improve your Chinese (Mandarin) and develop your speaking skills. Suitable if you have studied Mandarin Chinese for about 2 years.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. Catalan 2: module 1

    Catalan 2: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Improve your elementary Catalan on this communicative course. Taught in Catalan, the emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. French 2 lower: module 1 (

    French 2 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Improve your elementary French on this lively communicative course. Improve your elementary French on this communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Swedish 2: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Suitable if you have completed the first three modules of 'Swedish 1' (approximately one year of study) or have an equivalent level.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. German 5: Aktuelles aus den Medien

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Ein Kurs für Fortgeschrittene. Verfolgen Sie die neuesten Nachrichten und Berichte auf dem Bildschirm und in der Presse! Wir diskutieren, erweitern den Wortschatz und die Grammatikkenntnisse!
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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