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. Get ready for Classical Greek 3

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise Greek futures and aorists so that you can start Classical Greek 3 with confidence.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Get ready for Classical Greek 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise the grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced during the third module of Classical Greek 1 so that you can confidently start the first module of Classical Greek 2.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Get ready for Latin 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    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 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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 past perfect. You will be ready to approach original Sanskrit texts such as the Hitopadesha, the Bhagvad Gita and the Sanskrit epics.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Latin 4 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin. Based on the first edition

    of Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 1986; 2 vols).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Latin 5 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your fluency in reading Latin by translating a great variety of passages in verse from classical authors’ works.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Latin 5 advanced: poetry and prose

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read, translate and discuss original Latin texts from a selection of Ovid’s Heroides, and of the Letters of Pliny.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Classical Greek 3: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Further your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can continue reading adapted and simple unadapted prose in Classical Greek.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Latin 2: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Get started in the study Latin of grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin. Based on the new edition of Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press: 2016, 2 vols).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Latin 5

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 14 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. Sanskrit Level 1: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write in the Devanagari script; understand and

    apply commonly used noun declensions; identify frequently used verb conjugations; and construct simple sentences in

    the present tense.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    This course continues from "Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 2". Improve your fluency in reading Greek and gain greater knowledge of its grammatical structures.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. Biblical Hebrew advanced

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible. Please note that there will be no class on 30th September, 14th and 21st October as they are Jewish Holidays.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Classical Greek 5

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Over the course of the year you will improve your skills, reading Sophocles and Plato. We shall be revising grammar by translating from English to Greek on alternate weeks.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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