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. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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  1. German beginners: module 2
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 5 and 6 (Hodder Arnold).



    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
  2. French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Do you want to continue learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  3. Gli Etruschi
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Un viaggio sulle tracce della civiltà del mondo antico che meglio sapeva godere delle gioie della vita.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. Arabic small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Arabic in a friendly environment. Ideal if you have studied Arabic for a couple of years already.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
  5. Italian intermediate book club
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    This course is for intermediate and lower intermediate learners of Italian (approximately Italian 2 Upper and Italian 3 lower) who would like to improve their reading skills and learn new grammar and vocabulary through reading and discussing works of Italian fiction and/or non-fiction. The texts chosen may be in the form of easy readers to facilitate understanding. The chosen texts will be written in Italian, and discussions will be in Italian, though some English may be permitted, so learners will be able to stretch themselves and feel more confident about expressing their opinion and asking questions in class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  6. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Eleni Dalkafouki
    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
  7. Italian 4/5: Artiste italiane del Rinascimento e del Barocco
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Tra Rinascimento e Barocco: una stagione artistica tutta al femminile straordinariamente fiorente che partendo dal XV si conclude agli inizi del XVIII secolo.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Italian 2 lower conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rosanna Carlà
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations. We will be looking at both formal and informal scenarios, and the aim is to help you to feel more comfortable speaking Italian in order to improve your fluency. Please note this course is intended for Italian 2 lower learners (learners in their second year of study).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  9. Japanese festivals
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Japan is a land of many festivals. Some have religious significance and others celebrate the seasons. You will be introduced to what the Japanese people celebrate and how they go about it! You will make some paper crafts relating to the celebration as well as gaining cultural knowledge.



    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
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  10. Japanese beginners: module 2
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Junko Fuse
    Suitable if you have completed beginners : module 1 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 2nd or 3rd edition (Kodansha International).
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  11. Italian 4: lingua e cultura
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    An ideal chance to put your Italian into practice disussing Italian culture and practise your language skills. We'll talk about food, art, music and other topics of interest to the class.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  12. Japanese calligraphy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing your own name and a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. German intermediate: Deutsche Filme und Berlin
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    Enjoy three interactive workshops on three different type of films on Berlin.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  14. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Japanese language is rich in onomatopoeia or sounds associated with words. These are used in daily conversation, manga, anime and literature. In this fun evening session, you will discover a whole world of sounds that will help you depict scenes, atmosphere and feelings more intuitively. A genuine Japanese experience!



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. French beginners: module 2
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Daniel Fernandez
    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100

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