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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Latin 5 lower: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Classical Greek 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Delve into the intricacies of Greek syntax while you read adapted passages from Aristophanes’ comedies.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Sanskrit Level 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Biblical Hebrew advanced

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your fluency in translating the Bible.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. 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

  11. Latin 4 upper: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Latin 2: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basics of Classical Greek. Based on 'Reading Greek' (2nd edition, 2 vols, Cambridge University Press).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Classical Greek 5

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This term we shall be continuing our study of Sophocles’ famous ‘Oedipus the King’ in the original, and then go on to translate a selection of passages from Plato and Aristotle. We shall also be continuing to develop our understanding of Greek grammar using material provided by the tutor.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Latin 5

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

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