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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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. Arabic reading group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Do you enjoy reading Arabic? Do you want to start reading in Arabic and deepen your knowledge of



    Arab culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Arabic short stories.You will need to be able to read the alphabet, words and phrases to be able to join this course. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 3.



    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 £71.00
  2. French 4: conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Débats et conversations sur des sujets d'actualité avec l'aide de journaux et de la télévision.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  3. German upper intermediate: Konversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Annette Kossow
    This course aims to further develop your upper intermediate conversation skills and to discuss a wide range of topics in an informal setting. European framework B1+.



    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 £71.00
  4. Latin 5
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 13 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by Latin authors to deepen your appreciation of their work and your knowledge of Roman culture, history and society.



    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 £71.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  5. French small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Come and join these small group conversation classes. Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken French in a friendly environment.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  6. Swahili beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sami Said
    The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of Swahili language, enabling students to begin communication in practical situations, and to provide them with an insight into Swahili culture.



    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 £129.00 Concession £84.00
  7. Classical Greek 5
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by ancient Greek authors to deepen your appreciation of their work.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Latin 5 advanced: poetry group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by Latin authors to deepen your appreciation of their work and your knowledge of Roman culture, history and society.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  9. Sanskrit Vedic chanting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rohini Bakshi
    Learn how to chant in the authentic way, following the Taittiriya School of the Yajur veda.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  10. Welsh reading beginners / Clwb Darllen
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead




    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 £71.00
  11. Welsh reading club level 2: module 2 / Clwb Darllen Cymraeg lefel 2 modiwl 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead
    Come to improve your near-beginners Welsh through reading a couple of short novels. This course aims at developing your understanding of the Welsh language as well as the pronunciation.



    Books details in the course outline below. No class on 17/02.



    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 £71.00
  12. Italian 3: practise and consolidate: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Questa classe di conversazione ti offre la possibilità di consolidare il tuo livello intermedio di italiano praticando e perfezionando i punti grammaticali studiati al livello 3. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 3 lower or 3 upper oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua. Course takes place every other week.



    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 £71.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  13. Welsh reading club level 3: module 2 / Clwb Darllen Cymraeg 3:2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead
    Come to improve your Welsh through reading a couple of short novels. This course aims at developing your understanding of the Welsh language as well as the pronunciation.



    Books details in the course outline below. No class on 17/02.



    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 £71.00
  14. Cornish intermediate: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jo P'Rhys
    Develop your Cornish speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have studied Cornish for at least a year.



    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 £90.00
  15. Cornish beginners: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gary Retallick
    Come to carry on learning Cornish in this near-beginners course.



    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 £90.00

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