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.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. A Festive taste of Modern Greek
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (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 takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. A Festive taste of Norwegian
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    It will make you feel festive!



    Come to learn how Norwegian people celebrate the festive season while learning basic Norwegian sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    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. Discover Ancient Greek
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world.



    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. Italian rapidamente: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language such as Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with Italian rapidamente: module 2 and Italian rapidamente: module 3 covers years one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower) of our Italian programme. 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  5. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. 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).



    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
  6. Latin 1: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can improve your ability to read straightforward Latin. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  7. Latin 2: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course aims to build on the grammatical structures for reading and translating Latin, which have been acquired in Latin 2 Module 1. The course is based on Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press).



    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 £169.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Italian 2 lower: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 20 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. Italian 3 lower: module 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    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 module 1 or equivalent. Based on 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 £121.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  10. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (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.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £127.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Italian beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (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). Suggested progression route: Italian 1 module 3.



    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
  12. Japanese 2 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 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 £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. French 2 lower: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue improving your elementary French in 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
  14. Italian 4: module 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di analizzare e discutere articoli giornalistici, testi letterari e programmi televisi. Praticherai continuamente tutte le abilitá linguistiche di ascolto, comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale. É necessario un livello avanzato di Italiano ('Italian 4: module 1' o equivalente).



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Arabic beginners: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue learning to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic, with reference to to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed Arabic beginners: module 1 or equivalent.



    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

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