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. French week end: le 14 juillet en chansons
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Come to celebrate 14th July with songs. From La Marseillaise to La Carmagnole, enjoy singing and learning famous revolutionary French songs. Any level welcome.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  2. Spanish weekend: A gastronomic tour of Spain
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  María Isalt
    Come and discover the exquisite and typical dishes of each area of Spain, from the famous miniature canapés known as 'pintxos' to the typical 'tapas', without forgetting some of the best wines in the world.



    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
  3. Japanese etiquette
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and experience the customs of Japan, and gain an insight into Japanese society. Open to all levels.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  4. Explore Costa Rica
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Keylor Murillo Moya
    Come and discover this nature-lover's paradise with spectacular landscapes of tropical rainforest, steaming volcanoes and wild beaches, and an astonishing diversity of wildlife.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  5. Spanish 3: Spanish pronunciation in action
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    Ven y mejora tu entonación, ritmo y pronunciación en un ambiente divertido y tranquilo. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel intermedio (si has estudiado español al menos durante 3 años).
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
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  6. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    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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  7. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at beginners level.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  8. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    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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  9. French 2: focus on the future and conditional tenses
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Come and consolidate your knowledge of the future and the conditional tenses through interactive activities. Taught in French.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  10. French 3: focus on speaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Come and join us on this lively interactive short course if you want to develop and consolidate your speaking skills in French. Come and improve your speaking skills in this intermediate French course. Suitable if you have studied the language for three years (1.5 hours per week) . 2 hours per week over 2 weeks.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  11. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Gulf
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Omar Abdul-Ali
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  12. French 2 upper: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to listen more effectively to spoken French in a variety of different contexts. You will also look at elements of French pronunciation to give you a better idea of how French is spoken.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  13. Chinese: writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  14. Arabic Regional Dialects-Sudan
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    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
  15. Russian 2: verbs, tenses and adjectives
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eugeniya Clark
    Practise and consolidate perfective and imperfective verb aspects, future tense, and comparative forms of adjectives through oral and written activities.Suitable if you are attending a level 2 course or have equivalent knowledge.



    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 £12.00

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