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 3/4: Celebraciones en España: la Semana Santa en Andalucía
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elisabet Rodriguez
    Vive la pasión de Andalucía con este emocionante curso sobre ‘La Semana Santa en Andalucía’ y descubre el entusiasmo, la historia y la cultura que rodean a esta tradición única.











    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 face to face in Spanish. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in the course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  2. Elena Ferrante
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Elena Ferrante is the author of the Neapolitan novel series, whose global success has established her as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary world literature. Her identity, however, is still one of the greatest mysteries in modern literature. In this workshop we will explore why the novels have attracted such interest and passion and we will look at the various hypotheses advanced in the Italian and foreign press as to her real identity.



    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
  3. German 3 upper: module 3
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Come and improve your upper-intermediate German. Suitable if you have studied the language for four years (1.5 hours per week) or 2 years (3 hours per week). Based on Aspekte NEU B1+, 1. Teil.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Niall Culligan
    Learn to speak Irish and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes.



    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
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  5. Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  6. German 2 lower: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katja Miarka
    Improve your elementary German. Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Based on the tutor's own material and Berliner Platz 2 Neu 1. Teil. European Framework A2.1.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  7. 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
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  8. Biblical Hebrew advanced
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  9. Italian beginners: module 3
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.



    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
  10. 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
  11. Italian 3 upper: module 3
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paola North
    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di migliorare le tue capacitá di comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale e sono basati sull' uso di materiale audiovisivo, lettura, discussione e pratica grammaticale. É necessario aver completato il 'module 2' o equivalente. Il corso si basa sul libro Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  12. Italian 2 lower: module 3
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    Suitable if you have completed Italian 2 lower: module 2. Improve your Italian on this communicative course for year 2 learners, or those who have an equivalent level. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed module 2 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
  13. Spanish beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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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.