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. 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. 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

  2. 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. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  3. 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. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. 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. 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

  5. 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. 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

  6. 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. 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

  7. Latin 4 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Complete your journey through Cicero’s speech “In Verrem” and venture into Sallust’s “Catilinae Coniuratio” while you continue studying Latin grammar.

    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. Latin 5 advanced: poetry group

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your knowledge and appreciation of Latin poetry. We'll be looking at meaning, metre and features of poetic

    language in order to increase your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the poetry of Virgil.

    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

  9. Classical Greek 4 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further your knowledge of ancient Greek language and culture. Based on Greek Beyond GCSE by John Taylor (second edition 2017).

    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

  10. Latin 4 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (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

  11. Latin 3: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating.

    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

  12. New Testament Greek beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A fast-track gateway into Koine Greek so that you can quickly start reading unadapted passages from the New Testament.

    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

  13. Classical Greek 2: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed the three modules of Classical Greek 1 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

  14. Latin 1: module 2

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can improve your ability to read 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

  15. Latin 2: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (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 1 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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