Learn Classical Languages at City Lit in London

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.
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  1. Sanskrit level 3: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
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    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Sanskrit Level 1: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this second module you will expand your vocabulary and continue to learn the basics of Sanskrit grammar.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Neo-Latin module 2

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover the literature in Latin from the fourteenth century through to the eighteenth.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Sanskrit Vedic chanting beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn how to chant in the authentic way, following the Taittiriya School of the Yajur veda.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Medieval Latin

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your fluency in reading Medieval Latin by translating original literary, religious, historical, and philosophical passages. Knowledge of classical Latin grammar is required.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  6. New Testament Greek intermediate: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain fluency in reading New Testament Greek by translating the Gospel of Luke and improve your knowledge of Koine Greek.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the importance of the Bhagvad Gita and learn why it continues to be one of the most important and most widely read ancient Hindu text.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Sanskrit Vedic chanting intermediate: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to chant in the authentic way, following the Taittiriya School of the Yajur veda.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Latin inscriptions: the basics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere, but can you work out what they mean? Learn how to interpret some of these inscriptions. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Weekend Latin level 1: module 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Classical Greek 1: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Introduction to Sanskrit

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn about one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world. Get a taste of its grammar and begin to access the Bhagavad Gita, epics and yoga texts in the original language of their composition.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Sanskrit level 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Using material from ancient Sanskrit this course focuses on intermediate grammar, enabling the student to read and construct fairly complex prose.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course continues from "Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 1". Improve your fluency in reading Classical Greek and gain a greater knowledge of its grammatical structures. The course is based on Reading Greek (Cambridge University Press, 2007, 2nd edition).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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