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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.

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. 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
  2. Latin 2: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giulia Donelli
    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 2 module 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. 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
  4. French beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 7 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
  5. Latin 2: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Revise and extend your existing knowledge of Latin, following the textbook Reading Latin by Jones & Sidwell CUP (2016 Edition). Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and exercises on grammatical points.



    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
  6. 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
  7. 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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. 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
  9. Italian 4: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    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 (3 upper o equivalente).







    Please note that this course takes place at our college in Covent Garden.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  10. 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
  11. 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:
    92% of 100
  12. Latin 3: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your skills at reading and translating Latin texts, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Arabic 3 lower: module 1
    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 three years or equivalent and have a fairly good command of the Arabic language.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Irish Gaelic 2: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Brady
    Building on foundations set in Irish beginners, students will explore a variety of topics, using a variety of tenses, with a continuing emphasis on the spoken language.



    Suitable if you have studied Irish for at least a year.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  15. German 2 lower: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tatjana Pisarski
    Improve your elementary German. Suitable if you have completed German 2 lower, module 1 or equivalent. Based on chapters 11-12 of Willkommen (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:
    93% of 100

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