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.

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. Japanese beginners: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Aug 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana (IF). 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  2. Chinese beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    Learn to speak Chinese (Mandarin) in this lively and intensive course which will enable you to handle some simple social/personal conversations in Chinese. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  3. Spanish 2: revisit and consolidate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Spanish 1 fast track: module 2 or learnt the language for about 2 years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the third year. You will revise the whole year 2 in two weeks, and will be ready for "Spanish 2 upper: module 1" this September.



    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 £139.00 Concession £85.00
  4. Modern Greek beginners: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Aug 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course. You will also learn to read and write Greek. 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  5. Get ready for Latin 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    A one-week course ideal for those who are planning to attend Latin 2: Module1. You will be able to revise and consolidate your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary covered the previous year.



    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 £69.00 Concession £45.00
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  6. Spanish beginners: revisit and consolidate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1: module 3' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study).



    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

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