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.

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 3/4: grammar workshop - past tense

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Este curso te da la oportunidad de obtener una mejor comprensión de los pasados 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 DELE or A-levels.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Italian: Sunday intensive for beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018 (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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  3. Il Futurismo

    Course Date: Thu 1 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Un'introduzione all'arte, la letteratura e il pensiero di uno dei piu' importanti movimenti d'avanguardia del '900.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. French 1: French through simple songs - Welcome the spring

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sing your way to better French pronunciation, grammar and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children. Suitable if you have recently started studying French or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  5. Explore Cataluña

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover this beautiful region and culture. This seminar will focus on four areas: Barcelona, the Ebro Delta, Mortserrat and the Catalan Pyrenees.
    Full fee: £39.00

  6. French 3/4: improve your pronunciation

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    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!
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Expressions familières et argotiques

    Course Date: Tue 6 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Vous regardez des films français, écoutez de la musique française, rencontrez de jeunes français et vous n’y pigez rien… pardon, n’y comprenez rien ! Démystifiez les expressions argotiques et familières et développez votre compréhension de la langue française et de sa culture.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  8. Caravaggio: l'uomo e l'artista

    Course Date: Thu 8 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Un viaggio nella turbolenta vita di uno dei più grandi pittori di tutti i tempi. Uno sguardo d'insieme alle opere che hanno rivoluzionato l'arte della pittura.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Melina Mercouri: actor & politician

    Course Date: Fri 9 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Leran more about Melina Mercouri, Greek actor and political activist.
    Full fee: £29.00

  10. Il romanzo italiano

    Course Date: Fri 9 Mar 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Un viaggio a tutto tondo attraverso i secoli, una vivace giostra di temi e di storie che ci farà divertire e riflettere.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  11. Japanese film: Hula girls

    Course Date: Fri 9 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan, whilst expanding your knowledge of Japanese life and art. 'Hula Girls' tells the amazing story of how a remote northern mining town in the Fukushima prefecture of Japan became a tourist destination for Hawaiian dance. It offers a poignant yet happy insight into the Japanese resilience displayed following the Fukushima disaster of March 2011. As the stars of the film say: “Go, Hula Girls!”. Introduction by Chikako Nakagawa, Japanese tutor at City lit.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
    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.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Explore Amsterdam

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the great city of Amsterdam: from history to fun facts, from museums to festivals and from commercial roots to interesting things to see and do in Amsterdam’s different neighbourhoods, this workshop offers it all. So if you would like to prepare yourself for an upcoming trip to The Netherlands or are interested in anything Dutch, then this promises to be a very engaging course.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Role of women in Latin American politics: The Mirabal Sisters

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This workshop aims to give an overall look at the role of women in Latin American politics, through the case of Mirabal sisters during Trujillo’s dictatorship in Dominican Republic.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  15. Journey to Fes

    Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn about the culture, food, heritage, history and language development of Arabic in the fascinating city of Fes.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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