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. French beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 May 2023 (and 10 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    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. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 3 May 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
  3. Modern Greek beginners : module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 5 May 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Eleni Dalkafouki
    Suitable if you have completed Greek beginners: module 1.



    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
  4. French 2 upper: module 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 May 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Improve your lower intermediate French on this lively interactive course. The emphasis will be on developing your speaking and listening skills and on learning more about the French speaking world. The course is suitable if you have recently completed a 'French 2 upper: module 1' course or equivalent.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  5. Latin 3: module 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 May 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew David
    Would you like to further your knowledge of Latin in a fast-paced intensive class? Come and join this lively course and get a full immersion into Latin.



    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:
    90% of 100
  6. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 May 2023 (and 10 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Daniel Fernandez
    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 £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  7. Japanese beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Suitable if you have completed beginners : module 1 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 2nd or 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
  8. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 May 2023 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Paola North
    Learn to speak Italian on this intensive evening class. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on developing your speaking and listening skills. This course is "intensive" in the sense that each lesson is a bit longer than our standard lesson time, so you'll cover the same ground as you would in a standard beginners course, but you'll do so in fewer weeks. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (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:
    90% of 100
  9. French 3 upper: actualité et discussion
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Further improve your upper intermediate French on this lively and interactive course. The course will combine some structural language work with discussions on French speaking political and cultural news.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  10. Latin 4 lower: module 3
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 May 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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
  11. Welsh reading club: beginners / Clwb Darllen
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead
    This short course is perfect for improvinyour vocabulary and pronunciation in Welsh. Ideal if you have studied Welsh for at least a year.



    No class on 16/02/23.



    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
  12. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Rosanna Carlà
    This short, intensive programme is ideal if you want to study at a rapid pace (twice a week) and in a small group (8-10 students). You will have plenty of opportunity to practise the language. Based on units 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1. (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  13. French small group conversation
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 May 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
  14. Spanish 2 conversation
    Course start date:  Wed 3 May 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    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: 3rd May, 17th May, 31st May, 14th Jun, 29th Jun.



    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. Spanish 3 conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 11 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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 have an intermediate level of Spanish, are doing 'Spanish 3 lower', 'Spanish 3 upper' or have an equivalent level (B1 level).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00

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