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.

Most of our courses are delivered online. We are also bringing back some face-to-face teaching taking place in our London college building. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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. A Festive taste of Finnish
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come to celebrate Finland National day with Lotta !



    You will learn how Finnish people celebrate their National day and the festive season while learning basic Finnish sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Hindi through Bollywood singing
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasizes the practical use of the language via singing. 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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Discover Italian
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Dec 2021 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Get a flavour of Italian and begin to see how it works. Learn some useful phrases and 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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  4. Spanish Quiz/game night: level B1-B2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join us in this fun Spanish night! Do you like pub quizzes? Do you want to put into practice your knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music while having fun in the process? Then you are in the right place!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  5. Chinese 2 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese 2 lower: module 1' or equivalent.



    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 £121.00
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  6. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1 (Kodansha International).



    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
  7. German beginners intensive: module 3 & 4
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is an intensive programme, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'German beginners intensive: module 1+2' or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 7-10 (Hodder Arnold).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £231.00
  8. Classical Greek 1: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can begin to read straightforward Classical Greek prose. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  9. Latin 1: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can improve your ability to read straightforward Latin. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. Latin 2: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Extend your understanding of Latin grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can continue to read straightforward Latin prose. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 3 volumes).



    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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  11. German 2 upper: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This an intermediate German course, with the emphasis on developing your speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed German 2 upper, module 1 or have studied German for an equivalent of about 2.5 years.



    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 £121.00
    Rating:
    73% of 100
  12. Italian 2 lower: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Suitable if you have completed Italian 2 lower: module 1. Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).



    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 £121.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  13. Italian 3 lower: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Improve your intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills and aquiring a greater understanding of Italian grammar. Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on 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 £121.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  14. Portuguese 2 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed 'Portuguese 2 lower: module 1' or equivalent.We teach Portuguese from Portugal and Brazil- please check with the Languages department before enrolling if this could affect your choice of course. I.



    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 £121.00
    Rating:
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  15. Russian 2: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed Russian beginners module 3 or equivalent.



    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 £121.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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