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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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. Japanese beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana (IF). 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  2. Italian rapidamente: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paola North
    Suitable if you have completed Italian Rapidamente: module 2. Intensive Italian course that is suitable if you already speak a romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian or if you want to learn at a much faster pace.



    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
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  3. Modern Greek beginners: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Suitable if you have completed Greek beginners: module 2 or equivalent.



    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
  4. Russian beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Improve your elementary Russian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent.



    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 £139.00 Concession £85.00
  5. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 May 2022 (and 12 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively course for 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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
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  6. Arabic beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on these lively courses, which also refer to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed 'Arabic beginners: module 2' or equivalent.



    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 £139.00 Concession £85.00
  7. Discover Russian
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    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 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 £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  8. German 3/4: Eine Deutschlandreise
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gideon Scholz
    Do you really know Germany? Yes, you might have seen the ‘Brandenburger Tor’ or taken a picture in front of ‘Neuschwanstein’ , tucked into some ‘Käsespätzle’ and even followed the ‘Romantische Strasse’ in your BMW, but there is more to Germany than the obvious. Your tutor will take you on a journey through Germany to discover some more suprising aspects of Germany.



    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 £55.00 Concession £42.00
  9. Modern Greek beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course. You will also learn to read and write Greek. 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  10. Italian beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Learn to speak Italian from scratch, focusing on your listening and speaking skills.Taught in Italian with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  11. German 2: revive your German
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Did you study German some time ago? This is the ideal course if you have studied German for at least 1 year (3 hours/ week ) or 2 years (1.5 hours /week) recently or want to pick up studying German again.This course is also suitable as a revison course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00
  12. Arabic 2: revision
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Consolidate your elementary knowledge of Arabic. Suitable if you have studied Arabic for two years or have an equivalent level.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
  13. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 May 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Mariangela Pilloni
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for 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). Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'.



    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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