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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:  Wed 19 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (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 every other Wednesday on the following dates: 19th Oct, 2nd Nov, 16th Nov, 30th Nov, 14th Dec.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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    90% of 100
  2. Italian 2 listening skills
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of Italian and aims to provide you with special training in how to listen more effectively to spoken Italian in a variety of different contexts. You'll also look at elements of Italian pronunciation to give you a better idea of how Italian is spoken.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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  3. French beginners: small group
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Come and join this lively interactive short course for beginners, learning in a small group setting.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
  4. Italian beginners: small group
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sabrina Cammarata
    Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunities to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  5. German 3 lower: Revive your intermediate German
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    This course is suitable if you did GCSE, O Level or A level German some time ago and/ or would like to revive your intermediate German.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  6. French 1: Revisit your elementary French
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in January.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  7. Arabic beginners: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Omar Abdul-Ali
    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  8. Swahili beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sami Said
    The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of Swahili language, enabling students to begin communication in practical situations, and to provide them with an insight into Swahili culture.



    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 £129.00 Concession £84.00
  9. French 5: Une petite histoire du métro parisien
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Frédéric Fournier
    Embarquez-vous dans cette virée du métro parisien qui vous permettra de découvrir la ville sous un autre angle, de station en station.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  10. Italian 4/5: ritratti in poesia
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    C’è chi dipinge o fa cinema con la poesia. Partendo da Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), passando per un outsider della poesia italiana del Novecento, quale è stato il “poeta-operaio” Luigi Di Ruscio (1930-2011), includendo poi alcuni testi di Pierluigi Cappello (1967-2017), analizzeremo alcuni estratti per riflettere sul modo in cui ogni autore usa la tecnica del ritratto e con che diversi obiettivi.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  11. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  12. French 4/5 : Cinq semaines, un livre: Le Chapeau de Mitterand
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Would you like to read a contemporary book in French? Join this class and delve into the world of a French author while simultaneously expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and appreciating a writing style.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  13. French beginners intensive: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (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
  14. Italian beginners intensive: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. This course is intensive in the sense that there are two lessons per week rather than just one, so you can cover a term's worth of learning in a shorter period of time. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  15. Spanish beginners: Latin American Language and Culture
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Would you like to learn Spanish and at the same time get to know the wonderful Latin American culture and society? This course will give you a flavour of the Latin American Spanish language, its variants and the culture of this rich part of the world.



    Please note, this course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00

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