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. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00
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    100% of 100
  2. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  3. French beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for near beginners. The course will be taught in French with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.



    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
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  4. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    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 £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  5. Spanish 2 lower: module 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Cristina Casado
    Continue improving your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 2 lower: module 1' or equivalent. Based on units 6-10 of 'Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno)' and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  6. Spanish 3 upper consolidation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Further improve your Spanish in this lively class, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also acquire a greater understanding of Spanish grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 3 upper' and you would like to revise/consolidate the content/grammar before continuing to level 4.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  7. Chinese calligraphy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of Mandarin Chinese through brush stroke calligraphy.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  8. French 5: pratique et perfectionnement
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Bruno Males
    Continue developing your advanced French and take your language skills to the next level. This course is ideal for students who have an advanced level of French but would like to become proficient in the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  9. Italian beginners: module 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Mariangela Pilloni
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).







    Please note that this is a face-to-face course.



    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
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  10. Italian 2 lower: module 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    Suitable if you have completed Italian 2 lower: module 1. Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 2 Lower: module 1 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).



    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
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  11. Italian 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian beginners' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Korean beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Heeyun Choi
    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes, which emphasise the practical use of the language.Suitable for complete beginners.



    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
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  13. Latin 3: module 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 28 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sara De Martin, Giulia Donelli
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your skills at reading and translating Latin texts, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Latin 2: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Improve your knowledge of Latin grammar and your ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Suitable if you have completed Latin 2 module 2 at City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Latin 4 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your skills at reading and translating Latin texts as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Starting with Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes then moving on to original texts.



    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 £151.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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