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 27 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, or Old English — 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. Japanese Film Night: Nabbie's Love
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan, whilst expanding your knowledge of Japanese life and art. Introduction by Chikako Nakagawa, Japanese tutor at Citylit.The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £5.00
  2. Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Viaggio attraverso gli usi, i costumi e le abitudini dei pompeiani a pochi giorni dalla terribile eruzione del Vesuvio (79 d.c.) che ha provocato la distruzione delle citta' di Pompeii, Ercolano, Stabia e Oplonti, ed ha cambiato per sempre il corso della storia.



    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
  3. Sanskrit: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vaughan Pilikian
    Learn about one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world. Get a taste of its grammar and pronunciation, and gain insight into the immense breadth of the culture it has communicated for three millennia.



    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 £59.00 Concession £36.00
  4. L'era fascista in Italia
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Nel 1922 Benito Mussolini diventa primo ministro. Nel corso degli anni le opposizioni politiche vengono eliminate. Il Fascismo diventa un regime totalitario che resterà al potere fino al 1943. Analizzeremo le cause e circostanze che portarono alla nascita di questo fenomeno politico e le sue fasi evolutive.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  5. Province siciliane
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Attraverso l'analisi di diversi elementi rappresentativi (culturali, storici ecc.), esploreremo le province di Agrigento, Palermo e Siracusa.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  6. Italian 1: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Suitable if you have completed 'Italian beginners: module 2' or equivalent. This intensive beginners: module 3 course will cover the same material as the standard module 3 beginners course, but in a shorter period of time so that you are ready to join year 2 (Italian 2 lower).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
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  7. Discover Arabic
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Get 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 and those who might like to take it further.



    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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  8. Italian 3: pronouns
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    This short three-session course aims to provide you with an overview of Italian pronouns, which can be tricky to master, and to offer a grammatical recap and grammar practice so you can feel more confident in both your speaking and writing when using pronouns. It’s a chance to answer some of your doubts and uncertainties that you may have had in your study of Italian so far.



    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
  9. Italian summer: practise and consolidate 2
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Consolidate your elementary or lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2 through some speaking and listening activities.



    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 £103.00 Concession £79.00
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  10. Latin taster
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world, Latin.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  11. Classical Greek taster
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  12. Italian 3: Comparing Italian and English grammar
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    The course aims to give you a chance to consider the similarities and differences between English and Italian in terms of sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary, starting with the basics (use of nouns and adjectives) to more advanced comparisons (e.g. use of subjunctive, gerunds and word order).



    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
  13. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.You should have completed Chinese beginners: module 2 or equivalent.



    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 £121.00
  14. French week end: le 14 juillet en chansons
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Come to celebrate 14th July with songs. From La Marseillaise to La Carmagnole, enjoy singing and learning famous revolutionary French songs. Any level welcome.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  15. Arabic beginners: holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Make the most of your holidays in an Arabic-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!
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00

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