Learn Old English in London and Online

Old English was spoken in England and Southern Scotland from the fifth century through to the time of the Norman conquest.

While some aspects of Old English will be familiar to modern English speakers, other aspects such as grammar will differ. The Old English alphabet includes characters that are not used in modern English today.

Try our introductory Old English courses at City Lit in London. Our courses will enable you to feel confident translating old English texts including prose and the poetry of Beowulf.

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

Browse our Old English courses below and enrol today!

  1. Old English level 1

    Course Date: Thu 15 Oct 2020 (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

  2. Old English level 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Oct 2020
    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

  3. Introduction to the Old English language

    Course Date: Thu 29 Oct 2020
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

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