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. Old English literature

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online


    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

  2. 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

  3. Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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 Latin inscriptions on Roman architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in the ancient language of Latin. The class will be held in the Claus Moser Room, Clore Education Centre, Clore Education Centre, 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

  4. 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. The class will be 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

  5. Classical Greek 4 lower: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to progresss through elementary Greek grammar as you move through the text and reading books.

    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

  6. Latin 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. 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

  8. Sanskrit level 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Using material from ancient Sanskrit this course focuses on intermediate grammar, enabling the student to read and construct fairly complex 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: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Sanskrit level 1: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Using material from ancient Sanskrit this course focuses on intermediate grammar, enabling the student to read and construct fairly complex 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: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Classical Greek 4 upper: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating Classical Greek, and helping you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

    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

  11. Latin 4 upper: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 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

  12. Classical Greek 2: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed Classical Greek 2 modules 1 and 2 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Sanskrit Vedic chanting beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 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

  14. Latin 2: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 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 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: £115.00

  15. Classical Greek 1: module 3

    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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: £103.00

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