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 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.

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 3: Spanish pronunciation in action

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ven y mejora tu entonación, ritmo y pronunciación en un ambiente divertido y tranquilo. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel intermedio (si has estudiado español al menos durante 3 años).
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: conditionnel et subjonctif

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and consolidate and practise French conditional and subjunctive through interactive activities. Ideal if you are preparing for an exam at an upper-intermediate level.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Everything about sushi

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal chords working with a new world of pronunciation.
    Full fee: £54.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Chinese (Mandarin) 1: writing for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    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

  5. French 1: French through simple songs - festive season

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love singing at Christmas? Join this workshop to learn and sing French Christmas carols.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  6. Explore El País Vasco

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    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

  7. Cine e historia: El laberinto del fauno

    Course Date: Mon 4 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Este curso explora la interrelación existente entre las adaptaciones cinematográficas y la historia. Ideal para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado al menos durante 4/5 años).
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. German intensive: a journey for beginners in winter

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make the most of the festive season and get a head start in German for the new year in this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  9. German beginners: revision

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    This is a revision course of German modules 1 and 2 to get students ready for 'German fast-track: module 2' starting in January. Suitable for students who have completed 'German beginners fast track: module 1' or 'German beginners: module 2' or are near beginners.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  10. Spanish: a journey for beginners in winter

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make the most of the festive season and get a head start in Spanish for the new year in this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. Chinese intensive: a journey for beginners in winter

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Chinese (Mandarin) in this lively and intensive course. You will also learn to read and write some basic Chinese characters. Based on the tutor’s own material.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. Italian: a journey for beginners in winter

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make the most of the festive season and get a head start in Italian for the new year on this intensive course for complete beginners. After completing this course you can continue studying Italian in January 2018 by joining any 'Italian 1: module 2' class.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  13. French Delf B2

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    This course will prepare you for the exam of the 'Diplôme d'études en langue française' (DELF), B2 level, in June 2018. Suitable if you have studied French for about four years. Ideal if you would like to live, study or work in France. Please note that exam fees are not included in the advertised fees. Please contact languages to book an interview asap : languages@citylit.ac.uk or 0207 492 2644.

    Term dates: term 1: 11/01/18-22/03/18; term 3: 11/04/18–14/06/16.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. Cornish beginners & intermediate: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course incorporates a beginners' group and an intermediate group. The beginners' group is suitable for those new to the language and the intermediate group is suitable for those who wish to develop their speaking and listening skills. To enrol you should have completed module 1 or equivalent.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  15. Cornish advanced: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your advanced Cornish conversation and discussion. Suitable for anyone who has studied Cornish for several years and wants to improve their oral skills. Over two years, the course prepares you for the 4th Grade (final grade) of the Cornish Language Board examinations.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

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