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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. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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  1. French beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for near beginners. The course will be taught in French with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  2. Japanese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Suitable for complete beginners.



    Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 3rd edition (Kodansha International).



    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:
    98% of 100
  3. 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
  4. Korean beginners: module 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes, which emphasise the practical use of the language.Suitable 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  5. German beginners intensive: module 1 + 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carola Kornfeld
    Suitable for complete beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-5 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 3 hours per week over 6 weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £214.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  6. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Feb 2023 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    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 £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  7. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Jul 2022 (and 10 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
  8. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Eleni Dalkafouki
    Suitable 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  9. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Feb 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Daniel Fernandez
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  11. French small group conversation
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join these small group conversation classes. Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken French in a friendly environment.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Latin 4 lower: module 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Abigail Ferstman
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your skills at reading and translating Latin texts as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Starting with Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes then moving on to original texts.



    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
  13. Arabic small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Arabic in a friendly environment. Ideal if you have studied Arabic for a couple of years already.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  14. Spanish 2 conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).



    This course runs every other Wednesday on the following dates: 1st Feb, 15th Feb, 1st Mar, 15th Mar, 29th Mar.



    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 £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  15. Japanese small group conversation
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and join this small group conversation class.Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Japanese in a



    friendly environment.Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least 4 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00

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