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.

Beginner to advanced level courses

We teach mose languages 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. German beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 5 and 6 (Hodder Arnold).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  2. French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Do you want to continue learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  3. French small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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
  4. Scottish Gaelic post-intermediate: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Morag Traynor
    Come to enjoy this lively Scottish Gaelic course which focused on developing the understanding of the language as well as looking at the cultural aspects. Practice and improve your elementary Gaelic in this lively course, focusing on speaking and listening skills as well as Gaelic culture, poetry and music.



    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
  5. 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
  6. Italian beginners: small group
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ottavia Castellina
    Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  7. Old English level 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    This course follows on the level 1 class. Continue to learn the Old English grammar and become familiar with more of its features.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
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  8. French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 upper, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 upper class or have an equivalent level of the language.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  9. Life in Anglo-Saxon England
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    What was daily life like for people in England a thousand years ago? What clothes did they wear, what food did they eat, what were their houses like? What language did they speak and how was it written? What medical knowledge did they have, and who practised it? What were their religious beliefs, and what were their superstitions? The course will take a look at ordinary life in Anglo-Saxon England using evidence from archaeology, literature, iconography, place-names and other sources.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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  10. Spanish 3 conversation
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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
  11. Gli Etruschi
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Un viaggio sulle tracce della civiltà del mondo antico che meglio sapeva godere delle gioie della vita.



    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
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  12. Arabic small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
  13. Italian intermediate book club
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    This course is for intermediate and lower intermediate learners of Italian (approximately Italian 2 Upper and Italian 3 lower) who would like to improve their reading skills and learn new grammar and vocabulary through reading and discussing works of Italian fiction and/or non-fiction. The texts chosen may be in the form of easy readers to facilitate understanding. The chosen texts will be written in Italian, and discussions will be in Italian, though some English may be permitted, so learners will be able to stretch themselves and feel more confident about expressing their opinion and asking questions in class.



    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 £111.00 Concession £90.00
  14. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Eleni Dalkafouki
    Suitable for complete beginners.







    Please note: we are offering Modern Greek taster classes in December (face to face and online) if you would like to try out Greek before you enrol.



    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
  15. Korean beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Mina Ha
    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100

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