Learn African & Middle East Languages at City Lit in London and Online

We offer a number of language courses from Africa and the middle east. Why not book a course if you would like to learn a new exotic language, or allow yourself more time to develop your own natural tongue.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our African and Middle Eastern language courses below and enrol today!

  1. Arabic beginners module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Introduction to Swahili

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of Swahili language, enabling students to begin communication in practical situations, and to provide them with an insight into Swahili culture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Arabic through culture for beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 30 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners. This course is similar to other beginners courses in its focus on speaking and listening, but differs in the methods used to teach basic Arabic i.e through using songs, poems and creative activities.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Arabic conversation class

    Course Date: Fri 2 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Increase your fluency and improve your accuracy and comprehension in an informal and friendly environment. Ideal if you have studied Arabic for a couple of years already.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Arabic : an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online


    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to the Middle East to provide a foundation in the Arabic language.Please note, this course will be taught online and not at the British Museum.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Arabic writing for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to read and write Arabic characters. Suitable for complete beginners or anyone wishing to consolidate their knowledge of the Arabic alphabet.



    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on this course and one or more of the workshops in the Arabic Regional Dialects series:



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco.

    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

  7. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series:



    See offer details:



    https://www.citylit.ac.uk/arabic-regional-dialects-offer-2.

    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: £24.00

  8. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.

    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series:



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.

    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: £24.00

  9. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Gulf

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series:



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.

    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: £24.00

  10. Arabic Regional Dialects-Sudan

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series:



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.

    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: £24.00

  11. Arabic Regional Dialects-Morocco

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series:



    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.

    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: £24.00

  12. Turkish 2: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed the first year of Turkish or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Arabic 2 lower: module 1

    Arabic 2 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for one year or have an equivalent level.The course aims to equip you with the skills to converse in everyday situations using Arabic and to communicate in writing in a variety of situations.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Arabic 2 upper: module 1

    Arabic 2 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for two years or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Turkish 3: Module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This is an intermediate level Turkish course for those who have studied Turkish for 2 years, or who have a similar level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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