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. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.







    Based on Units 1-4 of 'Nos Vemos Hoy' (Campus Difusión). PLEASE DO NOT BUY IT UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST CLASS (see the 'Are there any other costs' section).



    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:
    89% of 100
  2. French 4: conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Venez discuter d'une diversité de sujets dans ce cours vivant et créatif qui vous aidera à renforcer vos compétences orales.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  3. Spanish beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    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 6-10 of 'Ele Actual A1' (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).



    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:
    94% of 100
  4. German beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Improve your elementary German on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have studied German for approximately 35 hours. Based on Willkommen Chapters 7 and 8 (Hodder & Stoughton).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  5. Italian 3: lingua e letteratura
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Improve your knowledge of Italian through reading short works of fiction and non-fiction. The selected texts will be chosen for their intrinsic interest but will also be used as opportunities for language study, allowing learners to learn new vocabulary and practise their grammar by being exposed to authentic Italian texts.



    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
  6. Spanish 2 lower: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Continue improving your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 2 lower: module 2' or equivalent. Based on units 11-15 of 'Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno)' and exercise book (SM Publishers).



    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:
    88% of 100
  7. Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French in the heart of London on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on 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:
    80% of 100
  9. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosanna Carlà
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  10. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn to speak Irish and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes. Suitable for near beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  11. Irish Gaelic 2: module 3
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Intended for learners who have studied Irish for approximately a year and a half, or who have an equivalent level, students will explore a variety of topics, using a variety of tenses, with a continuing emphasis on the spoken language.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  12. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.Suitable for students who have completed at least 25 teaching hours (or two terms) of Mandarin.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  13. Irish Gaelic 4: module 3
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Brady
    Continue your study of Irish Gaelic in this year 4 course, intended for learners who have studied Irish at least for 3 to 4 years, or who have an equivalent level.



    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
  14. Ancient Greek 4: module 3
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elena Vacca
    Extend your knowledge of Ancient Greek grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating.



    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
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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.