Learn Ancient & Classical Languages 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.

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.

Online and classroom-based courses

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. Classical Greek 2: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed the three modules of Classical Greek 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Sanskrit level 1: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn the basics of Sanskrit. 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; and construct simple sentences in the present tense.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. Latin 1: module 3
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Oct 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
  4. Latin 3: module 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Oct 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  5. Biblical Hebrew 4: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.



    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
  6. Biblical Hebrew 2: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to 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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  7. Old English literature
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Read and analyse the language of some works in the Old English literature. This course is suitable for those students who have completed the level 1 and level 2 courses.



    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
  8. Old English level 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course follows on the level 1 class. Continue to learn the Old English grammar and become familiar with more of its features.



    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 £129.00 Concession £79.00
  9. Old English level 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Oct 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    What was the English language like before the Norman Conquest? How easy is it to translate their diverse literature? Can we write our own Old English? Come along and see.



    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
  10. Latin 2: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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. 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Classical Greek 2: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed Classical Greek 2 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  12. Latin 5
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin.



    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 £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. Biblical Hebrew advanced
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Latin 4 lower: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Latin 4 upper: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Start reading unadapted Latin prose and poetry.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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