Learn Classical Languages at City Lit in London and Online

Explore the legacy of our past through a range of ancient and classical languages including LatinClassical and New Testament GreekBiblical Hebrew and Sanskrit. Our courses range from beginners to advanced levels. You can work towards joining a reading group where you will tackle some of the more advanced texts in the original language.

Want to study a Classical language at City Lit, but unsure where to begin? Read more information on the levels available to determine the right course for you.

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

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  1. Discover Latin
    Course Date:  Mon 21 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world, Latin.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Discover Classical Greek
    Course Date:  Wed 23 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Discover Sanskrit
    Course Date:  Wed 23 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a taste of one of the most ancient Indo-European languages 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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  4. Sanskrit: an introduction for beginners
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 12 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn about one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world. Get a taste of its grammar and begin to access the Bhagavad Gita, epics and yoga texts in the original language of their composition.

    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 £79.00 Concession £48.00
  5. Stories from the Bible
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you thinking of learning Biblical Hebrew? Would you like to find out more about some of the Bible's famous stories? Come and join us.

    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 £79.00 Concession £48.00
  6. Herodotus translation for advanced learners
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Enhance your understanding of the Greek language by translating passages taken from the Histories by Herodotus. Suitable for advanced students.

    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
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  7. Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn basic Classical Greek from scratch. Suitable if you are considering the Classical Greek level 1 course in September. Based on the tutor's own material.

    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 £135.00 Concession £103.00
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  8. Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn Latin from scratch. Suitable if you have never studied a Classical or an inflected language before.

    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 £135.00 Concession £103.00
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  9. Brush up your elementary Classical Greek
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Refresh your elementary Greek and enhance your pleasure in understanding the language.

    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
  10. Introduction to Medieval Latin
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    An introduction to medieval Latin and its main linguistic features through the reading and translation of selected texts. Knowledge of classical Latin grammar is required.

    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
  11. Brush up your elementary Latin
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 27 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Refresh your long-forgotten skills and enhance your pleasure for basic understanding of the language.

    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
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  12. Brush up your intermediate Latin
    Course Date:  Tue 27 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Refresh your forgotten intermediate Latin and enhance your pleasure in understanding the language.

    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
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  13. Brush up your advanced Latin
    Course Date:  Tue 27 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Brush up your advanced Latin by translating selected satires by Horace.

    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
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  14. Get ready for Latin 2
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    A one-week course ideal for those who are planning to attend Latin 2: Module1. You will be able to revise and consolidate your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary covered the previous year.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
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  15. Sanskrit Level 3: module 1
    Course Date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write fairly complex sentences in the present and imperfect

    tense; understand and apply a range of noun declensions; thematic and athematic verb conjugations in the present

    system including at least two moods; introduction to sandhi.

    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

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