Languages - Keeley Street

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 FrenchGermanItalian and Spanish to Asian, African, and even Ancient and Classical languages. So what do you fancy learning? JapaneseKorean, 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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

Most languages taught 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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  1. Spanish 2 conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Cristina Casado
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).



    This course runs for 4 weeks on Thursdays. This is a face to face class in our main building at Keeley Street.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  2. French beginners intensive: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Learn French on this intensive lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Please note that this course will take place twice a week over a five week-period.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Spanish beginners intensive: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  4. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at beginners level.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  5. French 2: focus on the future and conditional tenses
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Come and consolidate your knowledge of the future and the conditional tenses through interactive activities. Taught in French.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  6. Expressions familières et argotiques
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Vous regardez des films français, écoutez de la musique française, rencontrez de jeunes français et vous n’y pigez rien… pardon, n’y comprenez rien ! Démystifiez les expressions argotiques et familières et développez votre compréhension de la langue française et de sa culture.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  7. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS1111 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  8. Italian 4/5: scrivi una poesia in italiano
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi




    Un modo per liberare la propria creatività ed entrare nel lavoro di un poeta. Vedremo in maniera semplice quali sono i versi più tradizionali della metrica italiana e come si strutturano. Faremo degli esercizi di scrittura per cogliere meglio la musicalità della lingua e per gustare il piacere di usare l’italiano in maniera creativa.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
  9. French 3: focus on speaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Come and join us on this lively interactive short course if you want to develop and consolidate your speaking skills in French. Come and improve your speaking skills in this intermediate French course. Suitable if you have studied the language for three years (1.5 hours per week) . 2 hours per week over 2 weeks.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  10. French 2 upper: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to listen more effectively to spoken French in a variety of different contexts. You will also look at elements of French pronunciation to give you a better idea of how French is spoken.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  11. French beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  12. Chinese: writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  13. Japanese through Origami
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rie Tsuruta-Barratt
    Come and learn origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into a sculpture without using glue or scissors.



    Origami allows you to create your own piece of art anytime, anywhere even in a busy schedule. This is a relaxing Sunday morning course , so time to be hands on! The instructions will be given in Japanese and English.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

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