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. Sanskrit: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vaughan Pilikian
    Learn about one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world. Get a taste of its grammar and pronunciation, and gain insight into the immense breadth of the culture it has communicated for three millennia.



    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 £59.00 Concession £36.00
  2. L'era fascista in Italia
    Last Few Places
    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Japanese beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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
  6. Turkish beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cavidan Seyitcemaloglu
    Learn Turkish on this face-to-face intensive course with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. Based on the tutor's own materials.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  7. German 4/5: advanced grammar and conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Vertiefen Sie Ihre Deutschkenntnisse in diesem Konversations- und Grammatikkurs für Fortgeschrittene. Diskutieren Sie aktuelle Themen und frischen Sie Ihre Grammatik auf!



    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 £54.00
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  8. French 4: à lire sur la plage
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Vous aimez lire en francais et vous voulez découvrir des romans légers à lire en vacances. Venez les découvrir dans ce cours animé et interactif. C'est aussi une excellente introduction si vous ne lisez pas déjà de romans français.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  9. Chinese 2: revision course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Consolidate your elementary/intermediate knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin). Suitable if you have studied Mandarin for two years or have an equivalent level. Based on the tutor's own materials.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
  10. German beginners: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Gideon Scholz
    Get ready for a new language experience on this intensive course 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
  11. Japanese language proficiency preparation
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Ideal if you are hoping to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5. Also great for revising at the end of the academic year. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least three years.



    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 £60.00
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  12. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: Fees include all course material.



    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:
    83% of 100
  13. French beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Michel Willame
    Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
  14. Arabic beginners: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Learn Arabic on this intensive course with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. You can also learn to read and write Arabic characters. 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
  15. Chinese 3 lower: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    A revision course for students who have completed the Chinese 3 lower course.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00

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