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. Japanese beginners: holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Make the most of your visit to Japan 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 to have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
  2. Spanish taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    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.



    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
  3. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Florendia Yiannoullou
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your speaking and listening skills on this communicative course, which emphasises 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
  4. French 4 pratique et perfectionnement: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Un cours de français animé pour réviser et pratiquer la langue tout en participant à des discussions sur différents sujets d'actualité.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  5. Spanish 4: tertulia y conversación
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elena Ugarte
    Este curso es para aquellos estudiantes que han estudiado unos cinco años de español y desean obtener un conocimiento más profundo de la lengua y cultura del mundo hispanohablante.



    Ven a debatir temas y noticias de actualidad de España y Latinoamérica utilizando artículos de periódicos, textos y noticias televisivas. Desarrollarás diferentes registros lingüísticos en función de las circunstancias y el contexto en el que te encuentres.



    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:
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  6. Italian 3 lower: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Improve your intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills and aquiring a greater understanding of Italian grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 2 upper' or about three years of studying Italian. Based on Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).



    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
  7. Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    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
    Rating:
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  9. Spanish beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Continue learning to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for near beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 11-15 of Ele Actual A1(IF) (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers). Suitable if you have completed Spanish 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 £199.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. Biblical Hebrew advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.



    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
  11. Italian beginners at a gentle pace: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Flavia D'Angelantonio
    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 (libro studente, published by Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  12. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jan 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mariangela Pilloni
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  13. Ancient Greek 5
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jordan Dyck
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by ancient Greek authors to deepen your appreciation of their work.



    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
  14. Spanish beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Continue learning to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for near beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 6-10 of 'Ele Actual A1' (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).



    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
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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.