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. Bernard Clavel: une vie, une œuvre
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Venez découvrir cet écrivain français. Auteur prolifique, autodidacte, il est très connu des Français pour ses grandes sagas historiques. Sa représentation réaliste de la nature et de l'humain, son engagement contre la violence et la guerre lui ont valu de nombreuses récompenses. Il fait partie des auteurs français contemporains à connaitre!



    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 £63.00 Concession £48.00
  2. Tokyo: an insider's guide
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Jun 2022

    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 £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  3. French 1/2: French through simple songs - vive les vacances
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Summer and the holidays are coming! Let’s sing in French to celebrate.







    Sing your way to better French pronunciation, grammar and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children. Suitable if you have recently started studying French or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  4. Japanese 1 fast-track: module 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 1 fast track: module 1' or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. You can continue your studies by enrolling on LBJ01, Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3 in the summer.



    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
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  5. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at beginners level.



    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
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  6. Spanish: Al-Andalus: crucible of cultures in medieval Spain
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Inma Ridao Carlini
    This course will analyse some historical and cultural aspects of this fascinating period which spans from 711 to 1609. We will explore the intercultural relations that formed among the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities as the geographical and political character of al-Andalus developed and changed. We will also look into the legacy of this period in the national identity of the Spanish people today and into the different interpretations which have been offered of the diverse and dynamic culture of Muslim Spain.



    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
  7. Spanish Saturday intensive beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 5 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).







    This is a face-to-face course. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online only subject to government guidance.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
  8. German beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 1.5 hours per week over 7 weeks.



    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 £79.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  9. Classical Greek: an introduction for beginners
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    This four week course uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek.



    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 £103.00 Concession £79.00
  10. French beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Learn French on this lively course for beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Spanish beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    Learn to speak Spanish from scratch, focusing on your listening and speaking skills.Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  12. Italian multicultural literature: letteratura senza confini
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Italy is increasingly becoming a more multi-cultural country, and this diversity is beginning to be reflected in its literature. This short course will introduce you to some of the most interesting and exciting writers from this new wave of diversity.



    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 £59.00
  13. Italian 2 upper grammar toolkit
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Luca Gastaldi
    The Italian 2 upper grammar toolkit aims to consolidate key grammar points covered in the first three years of Italian (up to Italian 2 upper) through revision and speaking.







    If you’d like to be more confident conjugating “piacere”, using pronouns, or choosing between passato prossimo and imperfetto, this is the course for you.



    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 £79.00
  14. Japanese beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana (IF). 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  15. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - prepositions
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roser Martínez-Sánchez
    Consolida los diferentes usos de las preposiciones, incluyendo la diferencia entre "por" y "para" a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el A-level or DELE B1 exam.



    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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