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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.

Choosing a level that's right for you

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

At City Lit, you can choose to study in-person or online. Our fantastic in-person courses are taught in our attractive campus, located in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. Here, our students can benefit from a variety of services and resources, including our café and state-of-the art equipment.

Our online courses are tailored to give you a social and interactive online learning experience, allowing you freedom to study from anywhere and with like-minded fellow classmates from all over the country without the need to travel. Use the Location filters on this page to choose your preferred learning method. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

 

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  1. Biblical Hebrew 3: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Further your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and develop your ability to translate from the Bible. Suitable for those who have completed Level 2 at City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    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 £110.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Biblical Hebrew advanced
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  3. Biblical Hebrew 1: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Learn the basic grammatical structures for reading and translating Biblical Hebrew. Also suitable for those who have a rusty knowledge 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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  4. Get ready for Latin 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    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 £45.00
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  5. Latin 2: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giulia Donelli
    Improve your knowledge of Latin grammar and your ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Suitable if you have completed Latin 2 module 2 at City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    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 £123.00
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  6. Classical Greek 3: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    Suitable if you have completed Classical Greek 3 module 1 or have an equivalent knowledge. Further your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read more complex Classical Greek prose.



    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 £123.00
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  7. Latin 2: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Improve your knowledge of Latin grammar and your ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Suitable if you have completed Latin 1 or have an equivalent knowledge.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  8. Classical Greek 1: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    Suitable if you have completed Classical Greek 1: modules 1 and 2 or have an equivalent knowledge. Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read straightforward Classical Greek prose. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  9. Latin 3: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your skills at reading and translating Latin texts, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Classical Greek 5
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Daniel Unruh
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by ancient Greek authors to deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of their work.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. Latin 5
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Abigail Ferstman
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by Latin authors to deepen your appreciation of their work and your knowledge of Roman culture, history and society.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Sanskrit level 3: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vaughan Pilikian
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write in the Devanagari script; understand and apply commonly used noun declensions; identify frequently used verb conjugations in all three numbers; and construct simple sentences in the present tense, past and future tense. You will learn pronouns in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd person.



    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 £123.00
  13. Latin 4 upper: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Latin 1: module 3
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Merali-Smith
    Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can improve your ability to read and translate straightforward Latin. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  15. Latin 5 advanced: poetry group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by Latin authors to deepen your appreciation of their work and your knowledge of Roman culture, history and society.



    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 £110.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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