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 27 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, or Old English — 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.

Most of our courses are delivered online. We are also bringing back some face-to-face teaching taking place in our London college building. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 8 other dates)

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

    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 £121.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  2. Italian 2 listening skills
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Nov 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of Italian and aims to provide you with special training in how to listen more effectively to spoken Italian in a variety of different contexts. You'll also look at elements of Italian pronunciation to give you a better idea of how Italian is spoken.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
  3. Spanish 2 lower: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish beginners: module 3' or equivalent. Based on units 1-5 of 'Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno)' and exercise book (SM Publishers).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  4. German 3 lower: Revive your intermediate German
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Nov 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £66.00
  5. Arabic 2 lower module 1 intensive
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for one year or have an equivalent level.The course aims to equip you with the skills to converse in everyday situations using Arabic and to communicate in writing in a variety of situations.



    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 £85.00
  6. Japanese: the art of onsen
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 5 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Japanese hot springs, or "onsen", are an important aspect of Japanese culture. More than just a way to cleanse the body, the onsen experience is about appreciating nature’s seasons, benefitting from natural minerals and feeling part of society. From historical sites to modern day spas, outdoors or indoors, the onsen offer a special way to enjoy Japanese culture. Open to all levels.



    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
  7. Spanish beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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).







    This course runs across 2 different terms with the Christmas break in the middle. See dates below:







    Term 1: 8th November - 13th December 2021



    Term 2: 10th January - 14th February 2022.



    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 £121.00
  8. Introduction to Mongolian
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get off to a flying start in Mongolian. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Mongolian language.



    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 £60.00
  9. French rapidement for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. Expect more homework than in other courses.



    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 £99.00
  10. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A (LS1111 or LS105) or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS1111 or LS105 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 £60.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. German 3 upper: Listening Comprehension
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and practise your upper intermediate listening skills in this lively workshop.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
  12. Arabic: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.



    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 £85.00
  13. Discover Spanish Gastronomy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and discover the exquisite and typical dishes of each area of Spain, from the famous miniature canapés known as 'pintxos' to the typical 'tapas', without forgetting some of the best wines in the world.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £30.00
  14. German 5: Fokus Sprechen
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and improve your speaking in this advanced German course. Suitable if you have studied the language for five years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  15. Modern Greek evening conversation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This conversational course is for students at 2 lower/2 upper level ( 2nd year of Greek) and is intended to improve your Greek speaking skills and help you feel more comfortable speaking Greek.







    Please note this course is intended for Modern Greek 2 lower/2 upper learners (learners in their 2nd year of study or just starting their 3rd). If you are more advanced, see the day time conversation class LK002.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00

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