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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.

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. Italian beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Mariangela Pilloni
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).







    Please note that this is a face-to-face course which meets twice a week.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  2. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Oct 2022 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Paola North
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'







    Please note that this course takes place at our college in Covent Garden.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  3. Russian beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Mar 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Altannavch Murray
    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.



    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:
    92% of 100
  4. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Rosanna Carlà
    This short, intensive programme is ideal if you want to study at a rapid pace (twice a week) and in a small group (8-10 students). You will have plenty of opportunity to practise the language. Based on units 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1. (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  5. Spanish beginners: small group
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla, Eleni Dalkafouki
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. This course has a maximum of 8 learners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £162.00
  6. French beginners intensive: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 14 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn French on this intensive lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Please note that this course will take place twice a week over a five week-period.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  7. French beginners intensive: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn French on this lively interactive intensivecourse for near beginners. The course will be taught in French with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00

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