Languages

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.

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. 

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  1. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed Spanish beginners: module 1A or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS107 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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    80% of 100
  2. Spanish 3/4: Colonialismo español y esclavitud en el Caribe: El Caso de Cuba
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vanesa Guzman
    Este fascinante curso explora la historia de la esclavitud y el colonialismo en la Península Ibérica, el Caribe y particularment Cuba, entre el siglo XV y el siglo XX.











    Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel intermedio y avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).







    This course will be delivered online in Spanish. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in the course details for more information.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  3. German for opera lovers (lower intermediate)
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    This course is for lovers of German operas.



    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 £38.00
  4. Explore Portugal
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino




    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 £29.00 Concession £19.00
  5. Spanish beginners intensive: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  6. Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  7. Spanish 2: focus on listening
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of Spanish and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to listen more effectively to spoken Spanish in a variety of different contexts. You will also look at elements of pronunciation to give you a better idea of how Spanish is spoken.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  8. Return to German (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Heiner Schenke
    This 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 £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
  9. Spanish 4/5: Música y protesta en América latina
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pilar Villanueva Martinez
    Descubre el vínculo entre la música y las protestas de América latina en este impactante curso que estudia y analiza diferentes estilos musicales, con una variedad de artistas de México, Guatemala, Chile, Puerto Rico, Colombia y más.







    Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).







    This course will be delivered online in Spanish. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in the course details for more information.



    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
  10. French 3: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Come and practise your upper intermediate listening skills in this lively workshop.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  11. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roser Martínez-Sánchez
    Consolida los usos básicos del subjuntivo a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el DELE B1 exam.



    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 £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  12. Return to French (lower intermediate)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Silvana Avram
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your lower intermediate French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting soon.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  13. French 3 lower: conversational French
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Come and practise your lower intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French speaking countries' TV programmes, radio programmes , newspapers and magazines.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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About the City Lit School of Languages

Language courses at all levels and in 19 different languages are offered at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time or weekend language classes, our highly popular language lessons offer the widest choice in London. Most language courses are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced.

Our tutors

Tutors are experienced and friendly, and you can choose from evening, day time or weekend language classes. We also offer early morning sessions and intensive courses to help you learn a language at a time and in a way that suits you best. In many languages you can take an accredited course, with national and international qualifications selected for their relevance to adult learners.

Professional development language courses

We can also offer tailored language training in your workplace, which can be a fast and convenient way to learn a language to help improve your skills for work or develop your business.