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 mose 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. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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  1. Gli Etruschi
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Un viaggio sulle tracce della civiltà del mondo antico che meglio sapeva godere delle gioie della vita.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. Italian 4/5: Artiste italiane del Rinascimento e del Barocco
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Tra Rinascimento e Barocco: una stagione artistica tutta al femminile straordinariamente fiorente che partendo dal XV si conclude agli inizi del XVIII secolo.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. French 5: French Culture through Songs
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Frédéric Fournier
    Les Français prennent leurs chanteurs au sérieux. Artistes, poëtes, interprètes, ils participent aux débats d’idées au même titre que les intellectuels. De nombreuses chansons font partie intégrante du patrimoine national et comme le dit le proverbe “En France tout se termine par des chansons“.







    D’Édith Piaf à Stromaé en passant par Charles Trenet, Ferat, Françoise Hardy, Barbara et quelques autres venez découvrir une douzaine de chansons qui ont touché le coeur des Français.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. Japanese festivals
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Japan is a land of many festivals. Some have religious significance and others celebrate the seasons. You will be introduced to what the Japanese people celebrate and how they go about it! You will make some paper crafts relating to the celebration as well as gaining cultural knowledge.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  5. French 3/4: improve your pronunciation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Having difficulties pronouncing your French ‘r’s and ‘u’s? Practise some difficult sounds on this lively course and impress your French friends!
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. Japanese: writing for beginners part 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of the Japanese writing system, Kanji. Suitable if you have completed Japanese writing for beginners: part 1.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. LSW07 Spanish 3/4: Lorca, Dalí and Buñuel: El arte en tiempos de conflicto
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Inma Ridao Carlini
    Explora las vidas de estas tres grandes figuras del arte y la cultura española. Descubre la estrecha amistad que los unió en su juventud, reflejada a menudo en su arte y los diferentes caminos que siguieron en sus vidas personales, arte e ideología política al estallar la guerra civil. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  8. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - past tense
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Esther Sahagún
    Este curso te da la oportunidad de obtener una mejor comprensión de los pasados a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el DELE or A levels.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  9. French 4/5: la Côte d'Azur, plus qu'une belle côte
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Tout le monde connait la Côte d’Azur, la ‘French Riviera’, la Promenade des Anglais, Monaco, Cannes… tout le monde. Mais est-ce vraiment tout ce que cette magnifique région a à offrir ? Bien sûr que non. Ceux qui habitent dans le département des Alpes-Maritimes y trouvent une richesse et une beauté que les touristes ne connaissent pas forcément et qui va au-delà des festivals, des palaces et du glamour. Si découvrir les facettes moins connues de ce département du sud-est de la Fance vous intéresse, inscrivez-vous !







    Please note that this course will take place face to face.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  10. Garibaldi: eroe dei due mondi o pedina del potere?
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Scopriremo le verità che si nascondono dietro il lungo e doloroso processo che ha portato nel 1861 all'unificazione d'Italia e che la storiografia moderna sta lentamente portando alla luce.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Japanese calligraphy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing your own name and a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roser Martínez-Sánchez
    Consolida los usos básicos del subjuntivo a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el A-level or DELE B1 exam.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. French 1/2: French through simple songs - le printemps est arrivé!
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Spring is here, the days are getting longer…. Let’s welcome it in with some French songs!







    Sing your way to better French pronunciation and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children. Suitable if you have recently started studying French or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  14. Korean: language, customs and lifestyle
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Find out more about the fascinating language, culture and traditions of Korea.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  15. Spanish: Un Viaje por la Patagonia Argentina
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Discover the beauty of the outstanding of Argentinian Patagonia, the region defined by its dramatic landscapes, jagged peaks, pristine rivers and incredible wildlife. In this workshop we will explore the three main districts (The Lake District, Atlantic and Southern Patagonia) and their historic aspects. We will also touch in the Welsh culture heritage that can be found in small towns such as Trelew.



    This will be an informative workshop done in Spanish. You should have an elementary level of the language



    (at least an A2 level).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00

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