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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.

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. Arabic Regional Dialects-Morocco
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    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
  2. Una stagione con Dante: introduzione
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    This session - conducted entirely in Italian - is the first part of an introduction to the Divine Comedy. The first session introduces you to Dante's life, his political and philosophical views and gives an overview of the structure of the poem. We will devote the following three sessions (from January onwards) to reading, analysing and commenting on a selection of cantos. Please note that the selection of the cantos read in the following sessions will be different from that of previous years, so you are welcome to re-enrol even if you have attended before.



    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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  3. Russian taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn about the New Year celebrations in Russia and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the main Russian holiday of the year.



    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
  4. French: sing for happiness in French
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 10 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Let’s sing in French with a smile!



    Combine your love of singing with the French language in this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children.



    You do not need to speak French to join this course.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  5. Italian taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Dec 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Get a flavour of Italian 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.



    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
  6. Spanish Quiz/game night: level B1-B2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Come and join us in this fun Spanish night! Do you like pub quizzes? Do you want to put into practice your knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music while having fun in the process? Then you are in the right place!



    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
  7. Korean taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    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
  8. Hindi through Bollywood singing
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sabrina Osborne
    Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasizes the practical use of the language via singing. 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 £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Spanish taster
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    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.



    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
  10. Spanish Quiz/game night: level A1-A2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Come and join us in this fun Spanish night! Do you like pub quizzes? Do you want to put into practice your knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music while having fun in the process? Then you are in the right place!



    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

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