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.

Most of our courses are delivered online. We are also bringing back some face-to-face teaching taking place in our London college building. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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. A Festive taste of Modern Greek
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

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

    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
  2. Discover Italian
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Get a flavour of Italian and begin to see how it works. Learn some useful phrases and 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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  3. Arabic superstitions
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and find out about the significant role superstitions play in Arabic culture and learn some Arabic at the same time.



    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
  4. A taste of Japanese
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

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

    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
  5. Classical Greek: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This four week course uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek.



    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
  6. Japanese beginners: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Wake up to the sound of Japanese! Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners at breakfast time.The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1 (Kodansha International).



    Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or have basic Japanese.



    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 £115.00
  7. German 2 upper: module 2
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This an intermediate German course, with the emphasis on developing your speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed German 2 upper, module 1 or have studied German for an equivalent of about 2.5 years.



    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
    Rating:
    73% of 100
  8. Italian 2 lower: module 2
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    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 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 £121.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  9. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    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.







    Please note: we are offering an online Chinese taster class in December (course code LXDLC1) if you would like to try out Chinese before you enrol.



    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 £127.00
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    100% of 100
  10. Italian beginners: module 2
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022 (and 8 other dates)

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

    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).



    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
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. French beginners: module 2
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Learn French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    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
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  12. French 2 lower: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to improve your elementary French on this lively communicative course. Suitable if you have completed French 2 lower: module 2 or have an equivalent level.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  13. French rapidement: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. You should have completed French rapidement: module 1 or have equivalent knowledge. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with module 1 and module 2 covers year one and two (French 1 and French 2 Lower). Expect more homework than in other courses.



    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. Spanish 2 lower: module 1
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Sep 2021 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Improve your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish beginners: module 3' or equivalent. Based on units 1-5 of 'Ele Actual A2 (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 £121.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  15. French beginners: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: Fees include all course material.



    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
    Rating:
    83% of 100

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