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. Old English level 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    This course follows on the level 1 class. Continue to learn the Old English grammar and become familiar with more of its features.



    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 £179.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 upper, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 upper class or have an equivalent level of the language.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  3. Life in Anglo-Saxon England
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    What was daily life like for people in England a thousand years ago? What clothes did they wear, what food did they eat, what were their houses like? What language did they speak and how was it written? What medical knowledge did they have, and who practised it? What were their religious beliefs, and what were their superstitions? The course will take a look at ordinary life in Anglo-Saxon England using evidence from archaeology, literature, iconography, place-names and other sources.



    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 £116.00
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  4. Spanish 3 conversation
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you have an intermediate level of Spanish, are doing 'Spanish 3 lower', 'Spanish 3 upper' or have an equivalent level (B1 level).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  5. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Eleni Dalkafouki
    Suitable for complete beginners.







    Please note: we are offering Modern Greek taster classes in December (face to face and online) if you would like to try out Greek 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  6. Korean beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Mina Ha
    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes, which emphasise the practical use of the language.Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  7. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  8. Old English literature
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    Read and analyse the language of some works in the Old English literature. This course is suitable for those students who have completed the level 1 and level 2 courses.



    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 £116.00
  9. German lower intermediate conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    This course aims to further develop your lower intermediate conversation skills and to discuss a wide range of topics in an informal setting. European framework A2-B1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  10. French 5: French Culture through Songs
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Frédéric Fournier
    Les Français prennent leurs chanteurs au sérieux. Artistes, poëtes, interprètes, ils participent aux débats d’idées au même titre que les intellectuels. De nombreuses chansons font partie intégrante du patrimoine national et comme le dit le proverbe “En France tout se termine par des chansons“.







    D’Édith Piaf à Stromaé en passant par Charles Trenet, Ferat, Françoise Hardy, Barbara et quelques autres venez découvrir une douzaine de chansons qui ont touché le coeur des Français.



    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
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    100% of 100
  11. Italian multicultural literature: letteratura senza confini
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Italy is increasingly becoming a more multi-cultural country, and this diversity is beginning to be reflected in its literature. This short course will introduce you to some of the most interesting and exciting writers from this new wave of diversity.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  12. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    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.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
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  13. Spanish beginners intensive: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  14. French 5: L'affaire Dreyfus
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Frédéric Fournier
    Scandale judiciaire et politique qui divisa l'opinion française entre 1894 et 1906, l'affaire Dreyfus a marqué la vie politique de l'époque, créant une France divisée, révélant un certain antisémitisme français, formant un clivage entre la gauche et la droite qui est encore vrai de nos jours. Le procès de Zola pour son célèbre "J'accuse" n'est qu'un des faits retentissants liés à l’Affaire qui ont marqué cette période d'avant guerre.



    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
  15. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100

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