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.

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. LSW07 Spanish 3/4: Lorca, Dalí and Buñuel: El arte en tiempos de conflicto
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Inma Ridao Carlini
    Explora las vidas de estas tres grandes figuras del arte y la cultura española. Descubre la estrecha amistad que los unió en su juventud, reflejada a menudo en su arte y los diferentes caminos que siguieron en sus vidas personales, arte e ideología política al estallar la guerra civil. 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. 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
  2. French 3: focus on reading and writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    This skills-based course is for upper intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to read and write French more effectively in a variety of contexts.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  3. French 3: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Come and practise your upper intermediate listening skills in this lively workshop.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  4. French 4/5: la Côte d'Azur, plus qu'une belle côte
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Tout le monde connait la Côte d’Azur, la ‘French Riviera’, la Promenade des Anglais, Monaco, Cannes… tout le monde. Mais est-ce vraiment tout ce que cette magnifique région a à offrir ? Bien sûr que non. Ceux qui habitent dans le département des Alpes-Maritimes y trouvent une richesse et une beauté que les touristes ne connaissent pas forcément et qui va au-delà des festivals, des palaces et du glamour. Si découvrir les facettes moins connues de ce département du sud-est de la Fance vous intéresse, inscrivez-vous !







    Please note that this course will take place face to face.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  5. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Mar 2023

    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 A-level or 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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  6. Spanish: El Quijote desde el siglo XXI: El primer libro de carretera
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    En este curso vamos a conocer algunas de las obras más importantes de Cervantes así como leer y analizar extractos de su obra más famosa “Don Quijote de la Mancha”. Ideal para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado al menos durante 4/5 años).



    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 £32.00
  7. French 1/2: French through simple songs - le printemps est arrivé!
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Spring is here, the days are getting longer…. Let’s welcome it in with some French songs!







    Sing your way to better French pronunciation and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children. Suitable if you have recently started studying French or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  8. Korean: language, customs and lifestyle
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Find out more about the fascinating language, culture and traditions of Korea.



    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
  9. Spanish: Un Viaje por la Patagonia Argentina
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Discover the beauty of the outstanding of Argentinian Patagonia, the region defined by its dramatic landscapes, jagged peaks, pristine rivers and incredible wildlife. In this workshop we will explore the three main districts (The Lake District, Atlantic and Southern Patagonia) and their historic aspects. We will also touch in the Welsh culture heritage that can be found in small towns such as Trelew.



    This will be an informative workshop done in Spanish. You should have an elementary level of the language



    (at least an A2 level).



    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 £12.00
  10. French holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Make the most of your holidays in a French-speaking country with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  11. Chinese: writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Mar 2023

    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
  12. French 2 lower: focus on present and future tenses
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Come and consolidate your knowledge of the present and the future tenses on this lively interactive Saturday workshop. Taught in French.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  13. Spanish beginners: Holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Make the most of your holidays in a Spanish speaking country with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations & have a friendly chat with the locals! This course is ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00

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