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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. 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:  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
  3. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Mar 2023 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Eleni Dalkafouki
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course. You will also learn to read and write Greek. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  4. 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
  5. Russian beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Mar 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Altannavch Murray
    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.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:
    92% of 100
  6. German 3 lower: Revive your intermediate German
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Mar 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    This course is suitable if you did GCSE, O Level or A level German sometime ago and/ or would like to revive your intermediate German.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  7. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Mar 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS016 to see what you should know already).



    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 £64.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  8. Chinese: writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  9. French 3: focus on reading and writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    This skills-based course is for upper intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to read and write French more effectively in a variety of contexts.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  10. French 3: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Come and practise your upper intermediate listening skills in this lively workshop.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  11. Garibaldi: eroe dei due mondi o pedina del potere?
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Scopriremo le verità che si nascondono dietro il lungo e doloroso processo che ha portato nel 1861 all'unificazione d'Italia e che la storiografia moderna sta lentamente portando alla luce.



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. Italian beginners: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Begin your Italian learning journey on this short course for complete beginners. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening You'll learn how to meet and greet people, talk about yourself, and begin to learn some key vocabulary to help you communicate in Italian.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a face-to-course, and will take place in our college in Covent Garden. City Lit reserves the right to move the course online in the event of government guidelines for in-person teaching changing.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  13. Japanese calligraphy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing your own name and a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  14. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roser Martínez-Sánchez
    Consolida los usos básicos del subjuntivo a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el A-level or DELE B1 exam.



    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 £29.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Una stagione con Dante: Paradiso
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    In questa lezione vedremo Dante e la sua guida spirituale Beatrice salire nell’empireo. Faremo un’introduzione alla struttura del paradiso e vedremo alcuni dei suoi personaggi che dialogano con il sommo poeta.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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