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. 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
  2. French 2 upper: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - 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.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  3. French 2 upper: focus on passé composé and imparfait tenses
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Still confused about which one to use? Come to this workshop and develop your ability to distinguish between them.







    Ideal for students who already have a basic knowledge of those tenses. Taught in French.



    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. French 3/4: improve your pronunciation
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Having difficulties pronouncing your French ‘r’s and ‘u’s? Practise some difficult sounds on this lively course and impress your French friends!



    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
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  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. French 3: focus on reading and writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - 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.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  7. 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
  8. Secrets of Tuscany
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    A journey through the mysteries of Tuscany. You’ll discover hidden gems rarely visited by tourists; you’ll hear about ancient tales and myths that shaped these lands; you’ll unravel the mysterious lives of knights, witches, barons, priests, and wonder if you’ll be the next to meet their ghosts on your next trip to this wonderful region.







    Please note that this short course is delivered in English, so no knowledge of Italian is required. Additionally, please be aware that during the course you will be hearing stories and legends from medieval times, and there are some references to violence.



    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. French 3: focus on the subjunctive
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Everything you wanted to know about the subjunctive but were afraid to ask. There will be oral and written activities, and the course will be taught in French.



    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
  10. Spanish: El Quijote desde el siglo XXI: El primer libro de carretera
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Mar 2022

    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 £30.00

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