Learn Classical Languages - Online Courses

Explore the legacy of our past through a range of classical language including Latin, Classical and New Testament Greek, Biblical 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. Classical Greek 5

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your fluency in reading Classical Greek and build on your knowledge of the structures of grammar. We shall be reading an unadapted text of Euripides, and revising grammar with English-Greek translation.

    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

  2. Latin 5 advanced: poetry group

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your knowledge and appreciation of Latin poetry. We shall be looking at meaning, metre and features of poetic language, in order to increase your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the set texts.

    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

  3. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can begin to 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

  4. Weekend Latin 1: module 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Did you study Latin years ago at school or elsewhere years ago? Would you like to brush up your knowledge in a fast-paced intensive class and move quickly to level 2? Come and join this lively course and get a full immersion into beginners Latin.

    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

  5. Old English level 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Old English level 1

    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 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

  7. Old English literature

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Weekend Latin level 2: module 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Did you study Latin years ago at school or elsewhere years ago? Would you like to brush up your knowledge in a fast-paced intensive class and move quickly to level 2? Come and join this lively course and get a full immersion into beginners Latin.

    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

  9. Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses information on British Museum objects such as Latin inscriptions on Roman architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in the ancient language of Latin.

    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

  10. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Feb 2021
    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 ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit.

    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

  11. Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This four week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek.

    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

  12. Classical Greek 4 lower: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about Neaira’s fate as you read through the last extracts in the textbook inspired by Demosthenes’ speech, and then move on to a selection of unadapted verses from Euripides’ play “Alkestis”.

    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

  13. Latin 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can continue to read straightforward Latin prose. 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Sanskrit Level 2: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to develop your knowledge of Sanskrit, expanding your vocabulary and becoming more familiar with its grammar features.

    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

  15. Biblical Hebrew advanced

    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

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