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 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. Latin 2: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Justin Murray
    Improve your knowledge of Latin grammar and your ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Suitable if you have completed Latin 2 module 1 at City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. German 2 lower: module 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Gideon Scholz
    You should have studied German for about one year (1.5 hours per week). Based on chapters 9-10 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold).
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  3. Italian beginners: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Rosanna Carlà
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near 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).



    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
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  4. German 5: Konversation und Sprache
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tatjana Pisarski
    Dieser Kurs bietet von allem etwas: Lesetexte zu aktuellen Themen sowie aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, Deutschland heute, andere deutschsprachige Länder, Diskussion, und etwas Grammatik zur Auffrischung!



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
  5. French 5: faits d'actualité
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Bruno Males
    Venez approfondir vos connaissances de la France et des institutions françaises et débattre de divers sujets d'actualité. Une approche créative et animée pour développer vos connaissances linguistiques et culturelles.



    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  6. Italian rapidamente: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simona Cecchini
    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language such as Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with module 2 and module 3 covers year one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower). Expect more homework than in other courses.



    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
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  7. Italian 3 upper: module 1
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Luca Gastaldi
    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di migliorare le tue capacitá di comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale e sono basati sull' uso di materiale audiovisivo, lettura, discussione e pratica grammaticale. É necessario aver completato il livello 3 lower o equivalente. Il corso si basa sul libro Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).



    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
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  8. German 2 upper: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Tatjana Pisarski
    An intermediate German course for those who have studied the language for approximately two years. The emphasis is on developing your speaking skills. Based on Berliner Platz 2 NEU 1. Teil, chapters 16–18. ISBN 9783126060691; A2.2.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  9. Italian 5: Italia oggi
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Corsi avanzati per praticare l'Italiano, utilizzando testi e materiale audio-visivo. Affronteremo temi sull' Italia contemporanea attraverso letteratura, programmi televisi, giornalismo, film, pubblicitá ed….esperienze personali.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a face-to-face course, and will take place in our college in Covent Garden, barring a change in government advice.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. German 4: Fokus Sprechen
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gideon Scholz
    Come and improve your speaking in this advanced German course. Suitable if you have studied the language for 4-5 years (1.5 hours per week) or 2-3 years (3 hours per week).



    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
  11. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Suitable for complete beginners.







    Please note: we are offering Modern Greek taster classes in December (face to face and online) if you would like to try out Greek before you enrol.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  12. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    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).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  13. French 4: actualité et discussion
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nicole Dalle
    Venez découvrir et discuter de nombreux sujets d'actualité dans une ambiance de détente et de convivialité.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
  14. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Estelle Hélouin
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Classical Greek 3: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elena Vacca
    Suitable if you have completed Classical Greek 2 or have an equivalent knowledge. Further your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read more complex Classical Greek prose.



    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 £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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