Learn Classical Languages at City Lit in London and Online

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. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Fri 6 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. Includes a free ticket to an exhibition held 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

  2. Classical Greek: an introduction for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This four week course follows up on the introductory course. Objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments will be used 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Biblical Hebrew advanced

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  4. Latin 4 upper: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin. Based on the second edition of Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 2016; 2 vols).

    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

  5. New Testament Greek beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.

    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. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners of ancient languages. Become familiar with the key grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your learning. Highly recommended if you are starting to learn an ancient or classical language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  7. Latin 5

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Build reading fluency in Latin through reading original Latin texts, regular review of grammar, and composition in 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

  8. Sanskrit Vedic chanting beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to chant in the authentic way, following the Taittiriya School of the Yajur veda.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Biblical Hebrew 2: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning to translate the Bible from Hebrew with confidence, understanding what translations are unable to convey. Suitable for those who have studied Biblical Hebrew level 2 module 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Latin 2: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 4 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.

    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

  11. Classical Greek 2: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Classical Greek 4 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 18 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to progresss through elementary Greek grammar.

    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

  13. Classical Greek 5

    Course Date: Mon 18 Jan 2021 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This term we shall be continuing with Sophocles’ ‘Oedipus the King’ in the original, and continuing to revise Greek grammar.

    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

  14. Latin 1: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 18 Jan 2021 (and 5 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Sanskrit Level 2: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 18 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    In this second module you will expand your vocabulary and continue to learn the grammar forms, starting to read prose passages appropriate to the level.

    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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