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. 

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  1. Japanese small group conversation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and join this small group conversation class.Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Japanese in a



    friendly environment.Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least 4 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  2. French 3 lower: practise and consolidate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Consolidate your lower intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 lower, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 lower class or have an equivalent level 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  3. French 3 upper: revision and consolidation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Henriette Harlall
    Refresh your upper intermediate French in this intensive revision programme and improve your grammar, listening and speaking skills for further study such as A-level and Delf B2. Each course covers different topics. Assessment of level recommended.



    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
  4. Russian reading group 1/2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    The course aims to develop students` basic reading skills in Russian.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  5. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  6. French 4/5 : Cinq semaines, un livre: 101 expériences de philosophie quotidienne
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Would you like to read a contemporary book in French? Join this class and delve into the world of a French author while simultaneously expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and appreciating a writing style.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  7. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Spanish 4: lengua y literatura
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Este curso es para aquellos estudiantes que han estudiado unos cinco años de español y desean obtener un conocimiento más profundo de la lengua y cultura del mundo hispanohablante. En este módulo se leerá y analizará un libro dentro de 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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  9. Japanese beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Junko Fuse
    Suitable if you have completed beginners : module 1 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 2nd or 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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  10. Garibaldi: eroe dei due mondi o pedina del potere?
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Scopriremo le verità che si nascondono dietro il lungo e doloroso processo che ha portato nel 1861 all'unificazione d'Italia e che la storiografia moderna sta lentamente portando alla luce.



    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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    80% of 100
  11. Elena Ferrante
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Elena Ferrante is the author of the Neapolitan novel series, whose global success has established her as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary world literature. Her identity, however, is still one of the greatest mysteries in modern literature. In this workshop we will explore why the novels have attracted such interest and passion and we will look at the various hypotheses advanced in the Italian and foreign press as to her real identity.



    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 £15.00 Concession £12.00
  12. German Spring Songs - Frühlingslieder
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Do you love listening to German art songs and singing ? Do you love German spring songs/ Fruehlingslieder? Would you like to work on German pronunciation for singers? In this workshop, we will be working on German spring songs.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  13. French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Do you want to continue learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  14. Italian 3 upper: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paola North
    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di migliorare le tue capacitá di comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale e sono basati sull' uso di materiale audiovisivo, lettura, discussione e pratica grammaticale. É necessario aver completato il 'module 2' o equivalente. Il corso si basa sul libro 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 £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Spanish 3 upper: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Further improve your Spanish in this lively class, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also acquire a greater understanding of Spanish grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 3 upper: module 2' or equivalent. Based on Aula Internacional 4 Plus, new edition, (Difusión Publishers).



    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:
    97% of 100

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