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. Spanish beginners: module 1A
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for complete beginners. You will be able to continue by joining Spanish beginners: module 1B if you want more than just an introduction.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  2. German 4/5: Literatur und Konversation
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Dieser Kurs konzentriert sich auf Literatur und Konversation: Lesetexte aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, intensive Spracharbeit und viele Möglichkeiten zur Diskussion.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  3. French 5: French Zola : une vie, une œuvre
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Est-il encore besoin de présenter Émile Zola ? C’est un des romanciers français les plus populaires, les plus publiés, traduits, commentés au monde et adaptés au petit et grand écran.Il est principalement connu pour sa fresque romanesque Les Rougon-Macquart en vingt volumes dépeignant la société française sous le Second empire. Les dernières années de sa vie sont marquées par son engagement dans l'affaire Dreyfus.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00

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