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. Biblical Hebrew 2: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and develop your ability to translate from the Bible. Suitable for those who have completed Level 1 at City Lit 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

  2. Latin 1: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 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 and translate 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: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Biblical Hebrew 3: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and develop your ability to translate from the Bible. Suitable for those who have completed Biblical Hebrew Level 1 and 2 at City Lit 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. New Testament Greek intermediate: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Gain fluency in reading New Testament Greek by translating the Gospel of Luke.

    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. Classical Greek 3: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Gain a greater knowledge of Greek grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating. Based on Reading Greek (2nd edition 2007).

    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

  6. Weekend Latin level 2: module 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  7. Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses information on 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 online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Brush up your elementary Latin

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Refresh your forgotten skills and enhance your pleasure for basic understanding of the language. Suitable for those who have studied Latin for at least one year.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Brush up your intermediate Latin

    Course Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Refresh your forgotten intermediate Latin and enhance your pleasure in understanding the language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Brush up your advanced Latin

    Course Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Brush up your advanced Latin by translating excerpts from Horace’s Ars Poetica. Suitable for those who have studied Latin for 3/4 years or with 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  11. 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

  12. Introduction to the Old English language

    Course Date: Thu 29 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What was the English language like before the Norman Conquest? How easy is it to translate their diverse literature? Can we write our own Old English? Come along and see.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

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