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. Herodotus translation for advanced learners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Enhance your understanding of the Greek language by translating passages taken from the Histories by Herodotus. Suitable for advanced students.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Get ready for Latin 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A one-week course ideal for those who are planning to attend Latin 2: Module1. You will be able to revise and consolidate your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary covered the previous year.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  4. Classical Greek 1: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed Classical Greek 1: module 1 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Classical Greek 4 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read adapted passages from Demosthenes’ “Against Neaira”.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Classical Greek 5

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your fluency in reading and translating Greek, helping you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Latin 1: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to Latin, or a reminder of what you have forgotten, if you are rusty. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes).

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Latin 5

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin and gain a greater knowledge of complex grammatical structures. This course will suit those who have reached a good level of fluency but still need help with Latin grammar and idioms.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Sanskrit Level 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write fairly complex sentences in the present and imperfect

    tense; understand and apply a range of noun declensions; thematic and athematic verb conjugations in the present

    system including at least two moods; introduction to sandhi.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Biblical Hebrew advanced

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Latin 5 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Sanskrit level 3: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write fairly complex sentences in Sanskrit using the entire

    present system, the past imperfect and perfect; active, middle and passive voices and a variety of grammatical forms. You will be ready to approach original Sanskrit texts such as the Hitopadesha, the Bhagvad Gita and the Sanskrit epics.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Classical Greek 1 for beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Biblical Hebrew 1: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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