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. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.Suitable for students who have completed at least 25 teaching hours (or two terms) of Mandarin.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
  2. Italian rapidamente: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 5 May 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
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 5 May 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. Biblical Hebrew 3: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Further your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and develop your ability to translate from the Bible. Suitable for those who have completed Level 2 at City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    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 £110.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  5. French DALF C2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Henriette Harlall
    Ce cours de niveau très avancé vous prépare pour les examens en juin 2023 du 'Diplôme approfondi en langue française' (DALF), niveau C2. Vous pouvez arranger un interview. Pour cela, contacter languages : languages@citylit.ac.uk. Nous offrons aussi un cours de préparation fin juin LBF09 Introduction to Dalf certificates.







    Possibilité de paiement en plusieurs versements. Les frais d'examen ne sont pas inclus dans le prix.







    Note que le cours ne sera peut-être pas toute l'année en ligne.







    Voici les dates des trimestres:







    T1: 22/09/22 - 08/12/22



    T2: 19/01/23 - 06/04/23



    T3: 20/04/23 - 08/06/23.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £799.00 Concession £519.00
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  6. Latin 2: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Improve your knowledge of Latin grammar and your ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Suitable if you have completed Latin 1 or have an equivalent knowledge.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  7. Arabic 2 lower: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for one year or have an equivalent level.The course aims to equip you with the skills to converse in everyday situations using Arabic and to communicate in writing in a variety of situations.



    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:
    92% of 100
  8. Chinese 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have been studying Chinese (Mandarin) for a year or have an equivalent level.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  9. Spanish 5: estudios literarios hispánicos
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 5 May 2022 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Elena Ugarte
    Si te interesa la historia y la literatura española en este curso podrás conocer obras literarias enfocadas en su contexto histórico. Ideal si has estudiado español al menos durante cinco años, este curso te permitirán consolidar tu conocimiento de la lengua a través de obras literarias enfocadas en su contexto histórico.



    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:
    98% of 100
  10. Japanese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Suitable for complete beginners.



    Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 3rd edition (Kodansha International).



    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:
    98% of 100
  11. Italian beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (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.'.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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    90% of 100
  12. French beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    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
  13. Korean beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    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.



    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
  14. German 5: Konversation und Sprache
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tatjana Pisarski
    Dieser Kurs bietet von allem etwas: Lesetexte zu aktuellen Themen sowie aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, Deutschland heute, andere deutschsprachige Länder, Diskussion, und etwas Grammatik zur Auffrischung!



    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
  15. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. 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:
    80% of 100

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