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.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Latin inscriptions: the basics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere, but can you work out what they mean? Learn how to interpret some of these inscriptions. A visit to the British Museum is included.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  2. French 4/5: À la découverte de la Suisse Romande
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Saviez-vous qu’en Suisse Romande, un appareil qui ne fonctionne pas bien est un appareil qui « péclote », que le sol de votre cuisine a besoin d’être « panossé » quand il est sale et que vous ne devez pas oublier vos « cornets » avant d’aller faire les courses au supermarché ?







    Non ? Alors voilà l’occasion d’en découvrir plus sur cette autre culture francophone, au cœur de l’Europe.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  3. Tolstoy in Winter
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    Perfect for long winter evenings, Leo Tolstoy’s books are are set in XIXth century Russia, but their main topics are universal – love, family and all the joys and sorrows of a human life.Suitable if you have a high intermediate-advanced level of Russian.



    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 £47.00 Concession £36.00
  4. French 4/5: À la découverte de la Guyane française
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    La Guyane, terre française sur le continent sud-américain, a une histoire extrêmement riche et fascinante. Elle s’est retrouvée, au fil des siècles, peuplée d’ethnies de plus en plus variées qui ont toutes apporté leur pierre au développement de ce territoire tropical qui ne s’est pas laissé conquérir facilement. Rejoignez-moi pour quatre séances durant lesquelles nous voyagerons ensemble dans l’histoire de la Guyane française, une terre pluriethnique.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  5. Reading and interpreting Latin inscriptions
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere but can you work out what they mean? This course is aimed at students with some knowledge of Latin (a day course for those who don't know Latin is offered in January every year).



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
    Rating:
    60% of 100

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