Online Language Courses - Learn a new language

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online by expert tutors. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations and we select content that is relevant to your needs. If you are a beginner, you will learn how to use the language as opposed to just repeating words and sentences as you would do with an app. We teach you to communicate rather than repeat. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Our 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.

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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? Email us: languages@citylit.ac.uk.

If you are looking for language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk for more information and to see how we can help.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift

    Help your friends and family achieve their New Year's resolutions in 2021! Our City Lit Gift Vouchers are perfect for anyone who wants to learn something new this year. Available from just £10 and can be used to book a place on any of our online courses including art, languages, dance classes, poetry, and much more.
    From: £10.00

  2. Revive your intermediate German

    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you did GCSE, O Level or A level German sometime ago and/ or would like to revive your intermediate German.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. German advanced: Deutsche Städte in Gedichten

    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover in these three fortnightly workshops German cities through the eyes of poets.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  5. French 2: Passé composé ou imparfait?

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Still confused about which one to use? Come to this workshop and develop your ability to distinguish between them.



    Ideal for students who already have a basic knowledge of those tenses. Taught in French.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  6. French 3/4: improve your pronunciation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Having difficulties pronouncing your French ‘r’s and ‘u’s? Practise some difficult sounds on this lively course and impress your French friends!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. French 4/5: advanced grammar

    Course Date: Mon 1 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Lessons take place every other week.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Mar 2021 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This short, intensive programme is ideal if you want to study at a rapid pace (twice a week). You will have plenty of opportunity to practise the language. Based on units 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1. (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Russian 4 reading group part 2

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course aims to reinforce and develop further study of Russian using adapted texts from the Zlatoust library books range. Unadapted books are also available as an option, depending on students' interests.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Italian beginners: get to grips with the present tense

    Course Date: Tue 2 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This short two-week course is meant to help you feel more confident in your use of Italian verbs in the present tense, since the grammar of Italian verbs is quite different from English. Please note that the first week consists of independent study with material posted online, while the second week is a face-to-face group session on Zoom.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. French 3: listening

    Course Date: Wed 3 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and practise your upper intermediate listening skills in this lively workshop.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  12. Discover Spanish Gastronomy

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and discover the exquisite and typical dishes of each area of Spain, from the famous miniature canapés known as 'pintxos' to the typical 'tapas', without forgetting some of the best wines in the world.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Spanish Creative writing through plays

    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you a creative person that speak or is learning Spanish? Do you like theatre? Would you like to expand your creativity and learn new way of expressing yourself in Spanish through writing? Come and join us in this creative writing short course for people who have already a good command of the language and would like to explore further the intrinsic ways of expressing this through writing in Spanish.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  14. Conversations in K-drama

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your speaking and listening skills in Korean through the joy of watching popular K dramas.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  15. Explore Portugal

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like to discover a lovely country blessed with a mild climate and a beautiful coastline? Come and explore Portugal’s history, culture and places of interest throughout the country.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

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