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.

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. 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
  2. Arabic beginners: holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Make the most of your holidays in an Arabic-speaking country with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations & have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  3. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 May 2022 (and 12 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  4. Spanish weekend: A gastronomic tour of Spain
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  María Isalt
    Come and discover the exquisite and typical dishes of each area of Spain, from the famous miniature canapés known as 'pintxos' to the typical 'tapas', without forgetting some of the best wines in the world.



    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 £19.00
  5. French beginners: holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Make the most of your holidays in a French-speaking country with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  6. Italian beginners: holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Make the most of your holidays in Italy with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  7. Japanese etiquette
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and experience the customs of Japan, and gain an insight into Japanese society. Open to all levels.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  8. Explore Costa Rica
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Keylor Murillo Moya
    Come and discover this nature-lover's paradise with spectacular landscapes of tropical rainforest, steaming volcanoes and wild beaches, and an astonishing diversity of wildlife.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  9. Spanish Holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Make the most of your holidays in a Spanish speaking country with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations & have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
  10. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 May 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Mariangela Pilloni
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'.



    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 £129.00
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