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. Biblical Hebrew 2: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Latin 1: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    An introduction to Latin, or a reminder of what you have forgotten if you are rusty. Based on the second edition of Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press: 2016, 2 vols).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Latin 1 for complete beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    If you've never studied classical languages before, this course is the perfect introduction to the basics of Latin. Based on Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2 vols).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

    Course Date: Fri 17 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

  5. Latin intensive for intermediate students

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  6. Classical Sanskrit poetry in translation

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover some of the masterpieces of classical Sanskrit poetry (kavya) in English.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Sanskrit Vedic chanting intermediate: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Neo-Latin module 2

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Medieval Latin

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. New Testament Greek intermediate: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. 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

  12. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 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 related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Introduction to Sanskrit

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. 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

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