Learn a Language - Online & in London
Over 30 modern and ancient world languages taught by expert tutors!
Here at City Lit, we offer over 30 different language courses catering to all levels, from beginners to advanced — with both online and classroom formats. Our classes range from European languages such as French, German, Italian and Spanish to Asian, African, and even Ancient and Classical languages. So what do you fancy learning? Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Classical Greek, Old English or British Sign Language — take your pick!
Our part time courses are designed to fit around your schedule, you'll find a suitable language class for you whether you would like to attend in the evening, daytime, or on weekends. We also offer short, intensive and fast-track courses if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and taster language lessons.
Beginner to advanced level courses
We teach mose languages at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations. We select content that is relevant to your needs. If you are a beginner, you will learn how to use the language as opposed to just repeating words and sentences as you would do with an app. We teach you to communicate rather than repeat.
Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.
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- Italian tasterCourse start date: Mon 11 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anna GiuffriaItaly's unrivalled arts, food and architecture means there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Try your hand at learning a bit of Italian to see if you'd like to do a full course!
- French tasterCourse start date: Mon 11 Dec 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Valerie JézéquelGet a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
- French 2 upper: tasterCourse start date: Mon 11 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pascale VuittenezCome and discover what a lower intermediate French class feels like.
This course is suitable if you have studied French for 2-3 years recently or have done a GCSE some time ago.
- Spanish tasterCourse start date: Tue 5 Dec 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amaia IbargüenGet a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.
- Italian quiz nightCourse start date: Wed 13 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francesco BucciolA pub quiz, but all'italiana! This will be a fun opportunity to put into practice your knowledge of Italian grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music. The £5 fee will be donated to the City Lit Student Bursary fund.Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £9.00
- Return to German (intermediate)Course start date: Thu 25 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anna RiolandThis course is suitable if you have done GCSE, O Level or A level German some time ago and would like to return to studying German or are studying 2 upper or 3 lower courses at City Lit and would like to revise your intermediate German.Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
- Welsh advancedCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Wyn GriffithsImprove your confidence and fluency in speaking Welsh and your ability to understand news reports and read
standard articles and literature written in Welsh.
Cwrs Cymraeg, yn Gymraeg, i ddysgwyr profiadol. Cewch gyfle i ddatblygu'ch sgiliau cyfathrebol; i drafod materion cyfoes; i gael cyflwyniad i'r iaith lenyddol; i roi sglein ar eich Cymraeg ac i wneud ffrindiau newydd. Hyn oll mewn awyrgylch gyfeillgar a chroesawgar.
No class on Friday 03/11/23.
- Chinese calligraphyCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Xiaolan BiThis fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of Mandarin Chinese through brush stroke calligraphy.
- French 2 upper: module 2Course start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pascale VuittenezImprove your lower intermediate French on this lively interactive course. The emphasis will be on developing your speaking and listening skills and on learning more about the French speaking world. The course is suitable if you have recently completed a 'French 2 upper: module 1' course or equivalent.
- French 3 upper: module 2Course start date: Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Isabelle FontanDevelop and improve your upper intermediate French on this communicative course. The emphasis will be on developing your speaking and listening skills and on acquiring a greater understanding of French grammar and fluency.
- French 4 pratique et perfectionnement: module 2Course start date: Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Henriette HarlallUn cours de français animé pour réviser et pratiquer la langue tout en participant à des discussions sur différents sujets d'actualité.
- Italian 3 upper: module 2Course start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paola NorthQuesti corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di migliorare le tue capacitá di comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale e sono basati sull' uso di materiale audiovisivo, lettura, discussione e pratica grammaticale. É necessario aver completato il 'module 1' o equivalente. Il corso si basa sul libro Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).
- Japanese beginners: module 1Course start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kiyomi UntenLearn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.Suitable for complete beginners.
- German beginners: module 3Course start date: Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Barbara PölletImprove your elementary German on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have studied German for approximately 35 hours. Based on Willkommen Chapters 7 and 8 (Hodder & Stoughton).
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