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. French beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Jul 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
  2. Spanish beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Jul 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
  3. Japanese beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Learn Japanese on this intensive course with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. Based on the tutor's own materials.



    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
  4. French beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  5. Japanese Film Night: Nabbie's Love
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan, whilst expanding your knowledge of Japanese life and art. Introduction by Chikako Nakagawa, Japanese tutor at Citylit.The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £5.00
  6. Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Viaggio attraverso gli usi, i costumi e le abitudini dei pompeiani a pochi giorni dalla terribile eruzione del Vesuvio (79 d.c.) che ha provocato la distruzione delle citta' di Pompeii, Ercolano, Stabia e Oplonti, ed ha cambiato per sempre il corso della storia.



    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. Discover Brazilian gastronomy
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    Come and learn more about Brazil's history and geography by learning about 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. L'era fascista in Italia
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Nel 1922 Benito Mussolini diventa primo ministro. Nel corso degli anni le opposizioni politiche vengono eliminate. Il Fascismo diventa un regime totalitario che resterà al potere fino al 1943. Analizzeremo le cause e circostanze che portarono alla nascita di questo fenomeno politico e le sue fasi evolutive.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  9. Province siciliane
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Attraverso l'analisi di diversi elementi rappresentativi (culturali, storici ecc.), esploreremo le province di Agrigento, Palermo e Siracusa.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  10. Italian 1: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Suitable if you have completed 'Italian beginners: module 2' or equivalent. This intensive beginners: module 3 course will cover the same material as the standard module 3 beginners course, but in a shorter period of time so that you are ready to join year 2 (Italian 2 lower).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Italian summer: practise and consolidate 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Consolidate your elementary or lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2 through some speaking and listening activities.



    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
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  12. Arte italiana contemporanea
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    In questo corso percorreremo alcune fasi cruciali dell’arte italiana contemporanea, attraverso l'analisi di alcuni fra i più importanti artisti e movimenti: il gruppo dei Macchiaioli (circa 1850-1870), Renato Guttuso (1911-1987) e la pittura realista; il futurismo, Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) e il movimento dell’Arte Povera (metà anni ’60); i casi molto originali di Carol Rama (1918-2015) e Antonio Ligabue (1899-1965).



    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 £42.00
  13. Poesia italiana moderna
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    In questo corso esploreremo il lavoro di sei autori affermati del panorama poetico italiano dalla seconda metà del ventesimo secolo a oggi, “accoppiandoli”: Giuseppe Ungaretti, (1888-1970) e Cesare Pavese (1908-1950); Elio Pagliarani (1927-2012) e Pierluigi Cappello (1967-2017); Patrizia Cavalli (1949-) e Antonella Anedda (1955-).



    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 £69.00
  14. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.You should have completed Chinese beginners: module 2 or equivalent.



    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
  15. French week end: le 14 juillet en chansons
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    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 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100

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