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 most 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. Ancient Greek 2: module 3
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Szerdi Nagy
    Suitable if you have completed Ancient Greek 1: modules 1 and 2 or have an equivalent knowledge. Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read straightforward Ancient 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 £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Arabic beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic which also refer to other Arabic dialects. This lively class based course takes place in central London, You should have completed Arabic beginners: module 2 or equivalent.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Korean 5: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Develop your intermediate Korean on this communicative course. Suitable if you have completed Korean 5: module 2 or have studied Korean for about 4 and a half 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 £129.00
  4. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 May 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively interactive course 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
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  5. Spanish 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Oct 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla
    Improve your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish beginners: module 3' or equivalent. Based on units 1-5 of 'Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno)' and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  6. Modern Greek beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Suitable if you have completed Greek beginners: module 2 or equivalent.



    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 £97.00
  7. Italian 4/5: cultura e attualita'
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Attraverso attività basate su articoli, servizi di programmi, interviste ecc., questa classe ti offre la possibilità di dibattere e approfondire argomenti riguardanti l’attualità italiana e la cultura del Paese in generale. Praticherai e perfezionerai diversi punti grammaticali e accrescerai il tuo vocabolario. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 4 o 5 oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua.







    Please note that this course takes place every other week.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  8. Biblical Hebrew Advanced
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rachel Montagu
    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
  9. Ancient Greek 5
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elena Vacca
    On this advanced level course, you will be reading Xenophon’s Anabasis (with plenty of help), and revising



    grammar.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  10. Italian beginners: module 3
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
  11. Arabic beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Continue learning to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic, with reference to to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed Arabic beginners: 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 £129.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. French 2 upper: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive intermediate French course. The course will give you a greater understand understing of French and of the French speaking world. Suitable if you have completed a French 2 lower course or if you have recently studied French for 2 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 £199.00
    Rating:
    84% of 100
  13. Italian beginners: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    Learn to speak Italian on this intensive evening class. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on developing your speaking and listening skills. Each lesson is a bit longer than our standard lesson time, so you'll cover the same ground as you would in a standard beginners course, but you'll do so in fewer weeks. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni).



    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 £105.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  14. French 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Improve your elementary French on this lively interactive course. The emphasis of the course will be on the 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  15. Japanese beginners: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Junko Fuse
    Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills,



    Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners intensive: module 1 or learn Japanese in a complete beginners course for a term.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
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About the City Lit School of Languages

Language courses at all levels and in 19 different languages are offered at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time or weekend language classes, our highly popular language lessons offer the widest choice in London. Most language courses are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced.

Our tutors

Tutors are experienced and friendly, and you can choose from evening, day time or weekend language classes. We also offer early morning sessions and intensive courses to help you learn a language at a time and in a way that suits you best. In many languages you can take an accredited course, with national and international qualifications selected for their relevance to adult learners.

Professional development language courses

We can also offer tailored language training in your workplace, which can be a fast and convenient way to learn a language to help improve your skills for work or develop your business.