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.

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. Spanish beginners: module 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for complete beginners. You will be able to continue by joining Spanish beginners: module 1B if you want more than just an introduction.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  2. Japanese reading group-beginners
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Do you enjoy reading Japanese? Do you want to start reading in Japanese and deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Japanese short stories. You will need to be able to read the Hiragana, words, and phrases to be able to join this course.



    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
  3. Japanese reading group - 2 lower
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Do you enjoy reading Japanese? Do you want to start reading in Japanese and deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Japanese short stories. You will need to be able to read the Hiragana, words, and phrases to be able to join this course.



    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
  4. French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Further improve your upper intermediate French on this lively, communicative class. This course combines structural language work with discussion on French political and cultural news.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    60% of 100
  5. Welsh reading club 1/ Clwb Darllen Cymraeg 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead
    This short course is perfect for improvinyour vocabulary and pronunciation in Welsh. Ideal if you have studied Welsh for at least a year.



    No class on 27/10/22.



    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
  6. Korean beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Heeyun Choi
    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills on this introductory course, which emphasises the practical use of the language.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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  7. French 3 lower: practise and consolidate: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 lower, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 lower class or have an equivalent level 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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  8. Catalan: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carmen Hunter
    Begin learning to speak Catalan, one of the official languages of Spain, on this lively course for beginners. Taught in Catalan, the emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  9. Spanish 2 conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cristina Casado
    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: 19th Oct, 2nd Nov, 16th Nov, 30th Nov, 14th Dec.



    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
  10. Spanish 3 conversation
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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 have an intermediate level of Spanish, are doing 'Spanish 3 lower', 'Spanish 3 upper' or have an equivalent level (B1 level).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Italian intermediate book club
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    This course is for intermediate and lower intermediate learners of Italian (approximately Italian 2 Upper and Italian 3 lower) who would like to improve their reading skills and learn new grammar and vocabulary through reading and discussing works of Italian fiction and/or non-fiction. The texts chosen may be in the form of easy readers to facilitate understanding. The chosen texts will be written in Italian, and discussions will be in Italian, though some English may be permitted, so learners will be able to stretch themselves and feel more confident about expressing their opinion and asking questions in class.



    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:
    100% of 100
  12. Russian reading group 3/4
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    This course aims to reinforce and develop further study of Russian using adapted texts from the Zlatoust library books range.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  13. Ancient Greek masterclass: intermediate
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vaughan Pilikian
    An exciting introduction to Homeric Greek - the language of the Iliad and the Odyssey - for people with a basic general grasp of Classical or Attic Greek.



    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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