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
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 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. Italian 1: module 1: intensive
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Learn to speak Italian with an emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. Suitable for beginners. Once you've completed this course the next recommended course for you is 'Italian 1: module 2 intensive' (LBN02).
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
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    100% of 100
  3. Italian rapidamente: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paola North
    Suitable if you have completed 'Italian rapidamente: module 2' and want to take your language skills to the next level. Intensive Italian course that is suitable if you already speak a romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian or if you want to learn at a much faster pace.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
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  4. Modern Greek beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  5. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: Fees include all course material.



    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 £129.00 Concession £79.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  6. French beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Michel Willame
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
  7. French 2: revisit and consolidate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michel Willame
    Revise and consolidate your lower intermediate French speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have recently studied French for two to three years.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
  8. French beginners: revision course
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Daniel Fernandez
    Revise and consolidate your beginners French speaking and listening skills on this lively interactive revision course. Suitable if you have recently studied French for a whole year.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  9. Spanish beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    Continue learning to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for near beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 11-15 of Ele Actual A1(IF) (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers). Suitable if you have completed module 2.



    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
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. French 3: revisit and consolidate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Revise and develop your intermediate speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have recently studied French for four to five years or equivalent.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
  11. Russian beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Improve your elementary Russian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  12. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Jul 2022 (and 12 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively course for beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  13. Arabic beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on these lively courses, which also refer to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed 'Arabic 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  14. French 3/4: revision course (daytime)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and consolidate your upper-intermediate French. You will develop your listening skills and practise your oral French by taking part in discussions, debates on news items and cultural events.



    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 £71.00 Concession £54.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Italian 1: module 2 intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Improve your basic knowledge of Italian, focusing on your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1: module 1 intensive' or if you have studied the language for about 15 hours recently. Suggested progression route: 'Italian 1: module 3 intensive' (LBN03).
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100

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