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.

Most of our courses are delivered online. We are also bringing back some face-to-face teaching taking place in our London college building. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Chinese Spring Festival and Customs
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    Get ready for the Chinese New Year this year! This is an unique opportunity to discover the most important festival in China: ‘Chinese New Year’, from 1 February - 15 February 2022, Year of the Tiger.



    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 £15.00 Concession £12.00
  2. Explore Rio
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    Discover this amazing city, home to such famous landmarks as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain - its geography, culture and food.



    In English with some Portuguese.



    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
  3. Korean Language & Places to Visit
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Come and learn more about key places to visit in this fascinating country.



    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
  4. Japanese festivals
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Feb 2022

    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
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  5. The music of Brazil: from samba through bossa nova
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    Discover the rich cultural and geographical diversity which have influenced Brazilian popular music and learn about the wide variety of Brazil's musical styles both past and present.In English with some Portuguese.



    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
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  6. Japanese calligraphy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing your own name and a few characters using a brush pen.



    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
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  7. Korean Language, Customs and Lifestyle
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Mar 2022

    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
  8. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Japanese language is rich in onomatopoeia or sounds associated with words. These are used in daily conversation, manga, anime and literature. In this fun evening session, you will discover a whole world of sounds that will help you depict scenes, atmosphere and feelings more intuitively. A genuine Japanese experience!



    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
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  9. German Spring Songs - Frühlingslieder
    Course start date:  Mon 28 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Do you love listening to German art songs and singing ? Do you love German spring songs/ Fruehlingslieder? Would you like to work on German pronunciation for singers? In this workshop, we will be working on German spring songs.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  10. Spanish: Explore Galicia
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Come and discover unique aspects about this fascinating region of the North West of Spain, from the incredible history to culture and customs.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00

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