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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. 

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  1. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 8 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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  2. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jun 2022 (and 11 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    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 £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  3. Russian 2: declensions and verbs of motion
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eugeniya Clark
    Improve and practise your declension of nouns and adjectives. Consolidate the verbs of motion through oral and written activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 2 course or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.



    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 £19.00
  4. Latin inscriptions: the basics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere, but can you work out what they mean? Learn how to interpret some of these inscriptions. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100

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