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. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at beginners level.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £30.00
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  3. 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
  4. French 1/2: focus on the present tense
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Join this lively workshop to practise your regular and irregular verbs in the present tense. Ideal for students who have studied French for at least a year or want to refresh their French conjugation.



    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
  5. Spanish: Explore Uruguay
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    Would you like to discover a beautiful hidden gem of a country in South America? Come and explore Uruguay's history, culture and places of interest throughout the 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
  6. 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
  7. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - past tense
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Feb 2022

    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
  8. Spanish 3: Spanish pronunciation in action
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    Ven y mejora tu entonación, ritmo y pronunciación en un ambiente divertido y tranquilo. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel intermedio (si has estudiado español al menos durante 3 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 £18.00
  9. 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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  10. French 4/5: la côte d'Azur, plus qu'une belle côte
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - 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.



    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
  11. Spanish: Explore Granada
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolina Martínez
    Come and discover Granada, one of the most well-known cities in Spain and also one of those places where you never end to discover wonderful corners full of tradition and beauty. This beautiful city is Internationally renowned for its famous palace of “La Alhambra” and the birthplace of Federico García Lorca, the well-known poet and playwright.



    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 £18.00
  12. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Mar 2022

    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
  13. Japanese: writing for beginners part 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of the Japanese writing system, Kanji. Suitable if you have completed Japanese writing for beginners: part 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £30.00
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  14. French 4/5: La Corse: l'île de beauté
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pascale Colonna
    Surnommée l'Ile de Beauté, la Corse a tout pour plaire: soleil, qualité de vie, nature, villages pittoresques et belles maisons en pierre.



    Nous explorerons cette île ensemble, sa géographie, ses paysages, son industrie, et les gens qui y habitent: leur langue, leur drapeau, leur histoire mouvementée.



    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
  15. French 1/2: French through simple songs - le printemps est arrivé!
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Sing your way to better French pronunciation, grammar 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.



    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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    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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