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. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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  1. Korean: language, customs and lifestyle
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Find out more about the fascinating language, culture and traditions of Korea.



    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
  2. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Japanese language is rich in onomatopoeia or sounds associated with words. These are used in daily conversation, manga, anime and literature. In this fun evening session, you will discover a whole world of sounds that will help you depict scenes, atmosphere and feelings more intuitively. A genuine Japanese experience!



    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
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  3. German Spring Songs - Frühlingslieder
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Do you love listening to German art songs and singing ? Do you love German spring songs/ Frühlingslieder? Would you like to work on German pronunciation for singers? In this workshop, we will be working on German spring songs.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  4. Modern Greek beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Florendia Yiannoullou
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your speaking and listening skills on this communicative course, which emphasises the practical use of the language.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  5. Music of the Arab world
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Get an insight into the various genres and styles of Arabic music and sample a selection of Arabic melodies. Open to all levels.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  6. Places to visit in South Korea
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  7. Discover Brazilian gastronomy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    Come and learn more about Brazil's history and geography through sampling some of its typical dishes.



    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. Tokyo: an insider's guide
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 31 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Join this lively course and learn about this bustling capital that mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. Open to all levels.



    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 £39.00 Concession £39.00
  9. Explore St Petersburg
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    Come and discover more about this famous Russian city, home to some of the country's most important writers, architecture and cultural institutions.



    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 £39.00 Concession £39.00
  10. Japanese Etiquette
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and experience the customs of Japan, and gain an insight into Japanese society. Open to all levels.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
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  11. Taste Japan
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    From street food to monks' food, come and explore the richness of regional Japanese cuisine across the seasons in this exciting workshop.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  12. Hindi through Bollywood singing
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sabrina Osborne
    Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative online class which emphasizes the practical use of the language via singing. Suitable 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 £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  13. Japanese: Kanji Theory & Practice
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of kanji, the kanji system and your writing skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese writing for beginners', parts 1 and 2, or equivalent, and comfortable with Kana.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  14. French 1/2: le 14 juillet en chansons
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Come to celebrate 14th July with songs. From La Marseillaise to La Carmagnole, enjoy singing and learning famous revolutionary French songs. Any level welcome.
    Full fee £19.00
  15. Japanese calligraphy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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    93% of 100
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About the City Lit School of Languages

Language courses at all levels and in 19 different languages are offered at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time or weekend language classes, our highly popular language lessons offer the widest choice in London. Most language courses are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced.

Our tutors

Tutors are experienced and friendly, and you can choose from evening, day time or weekend language classes. We also offer early morning sessions and intensive courses to help you learn a language at a time and in a way that suits you best. In many languages you can take an accredited course, with national and international qualifications selected for their relevance to adult learners.

Professional development language courses

We can also offer tailored language training in your workplace, which can be a fast and convenient way to learn a language to help improve your skills for work or develop your business.