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. Spanish cinema: Almodóvar en el siglo XXI
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £36.00
  2. Una stagione con Dante: introduzione
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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. Celebrating the New Year-Russian style
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Dec 2021

    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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  4. Arabic superstitions
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and find out about the significant role superstitions play in Arabic culture and learn some Arabic at the same time.



    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
  5. Spanish Quiz/game night: level B1-B2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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
  6. Japanese 5: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your upper intermediate Japanese on this communicative course. Suitable if you have completed Japanese 4 upper or studied Japanese for about 6 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  7. Hindi 3: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is an opportunity to continue developing and improving your knowledge of Hindi - revision; consolidation; extension and practice using a wide range of the topics and subjects that occur in everyday situations. Suitable if you have completed Hindi levels 1 and 2 (2 years of Hindi).



    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 £121.00
  8. Irish Gaelic 3: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Building on foundations set in Irish 3: module 1, students will explore a variety of topics, using a variety of tenses, with a continuing emphasis on the spoken language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
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  9. Turkish 3: Module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is an intermediate level Turkish course for those who have studied Turkish for approximately 2 years, or who have a similar level.



    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 £121.00
  10. Italian 4: module 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di analizzare e discutere articoli giornalistici, testi letterari e programmi televisi. Praticherai continuamente tutte le abilitá linguistiche di ascolto, comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale. É necessario un livello avanzato di Italiano ('Italian 4: module 1' o equivalente).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
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  11. Spanish 4: lengua y literatura
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Este curso es para aquellos estudiantes que han estudiado unos cinco años de español y desean obtener un conocimiento más profundo de la lengua y cultura del mundo hispanohablante. En este módulo se leerá y analizará un libro dentro de su contexto histórico.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
  12. Spanish 5
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Este curso es para aquellos estudiantes que han estudiado al menos cinco años de español y desean obtener un conocimiento más profundo de la lengua y cultura del mundo hispanohablante.



    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 £121.00
  13. Modern Greek 3 upper: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your intermediate Greek on this practical course. The emphasis is on listening and speaking, and on extending your reading and writing skills.Suitable if you have completed Modern Greek 3: module 1 or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  14. Classical Greek 5
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your fluency in reading Classical Greek and build on your knowledge of the structures of grammar. We shall bereading an unadapted text by Aristophanes, and revising grammar with English-Greek translation.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  15. Latin 5
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100

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