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.

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  1. Latin: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    This four-week course uses information on British Museum objects such as Latin inscriptions on Roman architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in the ancient language of Latin. The class will be held online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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  2. Spanish Bites: Spanish and Latin American Food
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    This course will allow you to learn and practise basic Spanish vocabulary at beginner level around the topic "Spanish and Latin American Food". This short course can be taken together with any of our "Spanish Bites" courses and is the perfect option if you just need or interested in learning specific vocabulary and structures about this topic. It can also be taken as a free-standing course.



    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 £36.00
  3. Spanish beginners: get to grips with the simple past
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla
    This course will allow you to practise and consolidate aspects of Spanish grammar at near beginner level. It combines an initial independent study week for guided self-study with a group session on Zoom. This short course can be taken together with any of our beginner courses and is the perfect option if you need further grammar practice in the simple past tense. It can also be taken as a free-standing course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00
  4. Arabic beginners: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Omar Abdul-Ali
    Learn Arabic on this intensive, week-long course with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. You can also learn to read and write Arabic characters. Based on the tutor's own materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  5. Spanish beginners: get to grips with "ser" and "estar"
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla
    This course will allow you to practise and consolidate aspects of Spanish grammar at near beginner level. It combines an initial independent study week for guided self-study with a group session on Zoom. This short course can be taken together with any of our beginner courses and is the perfect option if you need further grammar practice with the "ser" and "estar" verbs. It can also be taken as a free-standing course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00
  6. Spanish: rules of written accents
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you ever wonder when and where to use the Spanish accent marks over certain letters? Would you like to know and understand the key rules which govern the use of accent marks and stresses in Spanish? Then you are in the right course.



    This short two-week course will allow you to practise and consolidate the rules of written accents at beginner level. It combines an initial independent study week for guided self-study with a group session on Zoom.







    This course can be taken together with any of our beginner courses but it can also be taken as a free-standing course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00
  7. Classical Greek: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    This four week course uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
  8. Russian beginners: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners. The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £85.00
  9. Japanese : a journey for beginners in spring
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    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: 1st April, 8th April, 29th April and 6th May.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  10. Spanish: a journey for beginners in spring
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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