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 Film Night: Nabbie's Love
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan, whilst expanding your knowledge of Japanese life and art. Introduction by Chikako Nakagawa, Japanese tutor at Citylit.The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £5.00
  2. Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Viaggio attraverso gli usi, i costumi e le abitudini dei pompeiani a pochi giorni dalla terribile eruzione del Vesuvio (79 d.c.) che ha provocato la distruzione delle citta' di Pompeii, Ercolano, Stabia e Oplonti, ed ha cambiato per sempre il corso della storia.



    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. Discover Arabic
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    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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  4. Latin taster
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world, Latin.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  5. Classical Greek taster
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  6. French week end: le 14 juillet en chansons
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Come to celebrate 14th July with songs. From La Marseillaise to La Carmagnole, enjoy singing and learning famous revolutionary French songs. Any level welcome.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  7. Discover Modern Greek
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Florendia Yiannoullou
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    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:
    60% of 100
  8. Discover Korean
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jeongmi Lee
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners which will help you decide if you would like to take your study of Korean further.



    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
  9. Discover Portuguese
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Isabel Dos Santos
    Get a flavour of a new language and begin to see how it works. Learn some useful phrases and pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.Please note: our tutors can be from any Portuguese speaking country.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  10. Discover Russian
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    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
  11. Discover Polish
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Wojtczak
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    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
  12. Cyrillic alphabet
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet.



    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
  13. Discover Hindi
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sabrina Osborne
    Are you thinking about studying Hindi? Enjoy a short introduction- from greetings and personal information to cultural insights- and decide whether you'd like to take the language further.



    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:
    87% of 100
  14. Dal latino all'italiano
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    Scoprite il rapporto fra il latino e l'italiano, lo sviluppo dal latino parlato ai vari dialetti italiani e come altre lingue hanno influenzato lo sviluppo della lingua italiana.



    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. Discover Chinese
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Get a flavour of Mandarin and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    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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