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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
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    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
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  3. Japanese etiquette
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and experience the customs of Japan, and gain an insight into Japanese society. Open to all levels.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  4. French 3: revison course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Come and join this lively interactive short revision course on Saturdays, either to consolidate what you have just learnt or to revisit some of what you have learnt some time ago.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
  5. French 2: revision course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join this lively online short revision course on Saturdays, either to consolidate what you have just learnt or to revisit some of what you have learnt some time ago.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
  6. Arabic Regional Dialects-Morocco
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    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
  7. French: sing for happiness in French
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 10 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Let’s sing in French with a smile!



    Combine your love of singing with the French language in this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children.



    You do not need to speak French to join this course.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

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