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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. Korean 3: preparation course
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    This short course will provide a bridge to Korean level 3 for those students who have recently completed Korean level 2. The course will both revise previous material and introduce what you need to know in order to continue your studies in Korean.



    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 £69.00 Concession £45.00
  2. German 4/5: Literatur und Konversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    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. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. Welsh reading club: beginners / Clwb Darllen
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead
    This short course is perfect for improvinyour vocabulary and pronunciation in Welsh. Ideal if you have studied Welsh for at least a year.



    No class on 16/02/23.



    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
  5. Spanish beginners: module 1A
    Evening
    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
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  6. French 5: French Zola : une vie, une œuvre
    ONLINE
    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  7. Korean 3/4 reading group
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Do you enjoy reading Korean? Do you want to start reading in Korean and deepen your knowledge of Korean culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Korean texts.You will need to be able to read words and phrases in Korean to be able to join this course.



    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 £99.00 Concession £64.00
  8. Spanish 2 conversation
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).



    This course runs every other Wednesday on the following dates: 1st Feb, 15th Feb, 1st Mar, 15th Mar, 29th Mar.



    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  9. Spanish 3 conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you have an intermediate level of Spanish, are doing 'Spanish 3 lower', 'Spanish 3 upper' or have an equivalent level (B1 level).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  10. French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 upper, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 upper class or have an equivalent level of the language.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  11. French 3 lower: practise and consolidate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Consolidate your lower intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 lower, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 lower class or have an equivalent level of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  12. Chinese 2 upper reading group
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    If you want to have chances to read in Chinese characters, learn more vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and strengthen your reading comprehension level, please join us to practice your reading. You will read and discuss a series of short articles and stories in Chinese. (These articles are suitable for people who have learned Chinese for at least 2 years and have learned Chinese characters. ).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  13. Russian reading group 1/2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    The course aims to develop students` basic reading skills in Russian.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  14. German lower intermediate conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    This course aims to further develop your lower intermediate conversation skills and to discuss a wide range of topics in an informal setting. European framework A2-B1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  15. Italian pronunciation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    This short course is geared towards helping you sound more like a native speaker of Italian. While Italian pronunciation may seem relatively simple, there are actually quite a few features that require focus and practice. This course will allow you to concentrate on the sounds of Italian - how to produce them when speaking and how to recognise them when listening.



    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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