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. French small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join these small group conversation classes. Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken French in a friendly environment.



    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 £119.00
  2. Scottish Gaelic post-intermediate: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Morag Traynor
    Come to enjoy this lively Scottish Gaelic course which focused on developing the understanding of the language as well as looking at the cultural aspects. Practice and improve your elementary Gaelic in this lively course, focusing on speaking and listening skills as well as Gaelic culture, poetry and music.



    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
  3. Spanish 2 conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).



    This course runs every other Wednesday on the following dates: 1st Feb, 15th Feb, 1st Mar, 15th Mar, 29th Mar.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  4. Italian beginners: small group
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ottavia Castellina
    Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.



    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 £149.00
  5. Old English level 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    This course follows on the level 1 class. Continue to learn the Old English grammar and become familiar with more of its features.



    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 £179.00 Concession £116.00
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  6. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Feb 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
  7. Old English literature
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    Read and analyse the language of some works in the Old English literature. This course is suitable for those students who have completed the level 1 and level 2 courses.



    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 £116.00
  8. Italian pronunciation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    This short course is geared towards helping you sound more like a native speaker of Italian. While Italian pronunciation may seem relatively simple, there are actually quite a few features that require focus and practice. This course will allow you to concentrate on the sounds of Italian - how to produce them when speaking and how to recognise them when listening.



    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 £45.00
  9. Spanish beginners: Latin American Language and Culture
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Would you like to learn Spanish and at the same time get to know the wonderful Latin American culture and society? This course will give you a flavour of the Latin American Spanish language, its variants and the culture of this rich part of the world.



    Please note, this course will be taught online.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  10. German beginners intensive: module 1/2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Suitable for complete beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-5 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 3 hours per week over 6 weeks.



    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:
    93% of 100
  11. Italian 3: lingua e cultura
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    An ideal chance to put your Italian into practice disussing Italian culture and practise your language skills. We'll talk about food, art, music and other topics of interest to the class.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  12. German 3 lower: Revive your intermediate German
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    This course is suitable if you did GCSE, O Level or A level German sometime ago and/ or would like to revive your intermediate German.



    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
  13. Japanese beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (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).
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  14. Russian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  15. Italian 3 upper: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 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

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