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. 

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  1. Italian pronunciation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    This short course is geared towards helping you sound more like a native speaker of Italian. While Italian pronunciation may seem relatively simple, there are actually quite a few features that require focus and practice. This course will allow you to concentrate on the sounds of Italian - how to produce them when speaking and how to recognise them when listening.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  2. Italian multicultural literature: letteratura senza confini
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Italy is increasingly becoming a more multi-cultural country, and this diversity is beginning to be reflected in its literature. This short course will introduce you to some of the most interesting and exciting writers from this new wave of diversity.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  3. Spanish 3/4 - Spanish cinema: Almodóvar en el siglo XXI
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Descubre los elementos que hacen el cine de Almodóvar único e internacionalmente reconocido. El curso explora la



    rimbombancia de su estilo a través del estudio de técnicas cinematográficas y artefactos culturales. 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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  4. French 2 upper: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to listen more effectively to spoken French in a variety of different contexts. You will also look at elements of French pronunciation to give you a better idea of how French is spoken.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  5. Italian 4: lingua e cultura
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    An ideal chance to put your Italian into practice disussing Italian culture and practise your language skills. We'll talk about food, art, music and other topics of interest to the class.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  6. French 3: focus on reading and writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    This skills-based course is for upper intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to read and write French more effectively in a variety of contexts.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  7. French 3: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Come and practise your upper intermediate listening skills in this lively workshop.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  8. German intermediate: Deutsche Filme und Berlin
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    Enjoy three interactive workshops on three different type of films on Berlin.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  9. Spanish: El Quijote desde el siglo XXI: El primer libro de carretera
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    En este curso vamos a conocer algunas de las obras más importantes de Cervantes así como leer y analizar extractos de su obra más famosa “Don Quijote de la Mancha”. Ideal para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado al menos durante 4/5 años).



    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 £32.00
  10. Test of Proficiency in Korean level 1 preparation course
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Ideal if you are hoping to take the Test of Proficiency in Korean 1. Suitable if you have studied Korean for at least three years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  11. Spanish beginners: Holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Make the most of your holidays in a Spanish speaking country with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations & have a friendly chat with the locals! This course is ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  12. French holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Make the most of your holidays in a French-speaking country with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  13. Spanish beginners: revisit and consolidate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1: module 3' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  14. Spanish 2: revisit and consolidate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Spanish 1 fast track: module 2 or learnt the language for about 2 years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the third year. You will revise the whole year 2 in two weeks, and will be ready for "Spanish 2 upper: module 1" this September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  15. Japanese beginners: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 May 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Learn Japanese with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course. You can also learn to read and write Japanese characters.



    Please note the dates: 2nd, 4th, 9th & 11th May.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00

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