Online Language Courses - Learn a new language

We offer language courses at all levels and over 27 different languages here at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time evening, daytime or weekend language classes, our highly popular language courses offer the widest choice in London.

Many of our courses are delivered online by expert tutors. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations and 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. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Our classes range from French, German, Italian and Spanish to Japanese, Korean and Arabic. Most language lessons are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. We offer short courses, intensive and fast-track if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and tasters. Not sure what level you are? Use our self-assessment tool

Discover the benefits of learning a second language and find out what the top growing languages are at City Lit, and why there's never been a better time to learn them.

Got a question about our courses? Email us: languages@citylit.ac.uk.

If you are looking for language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk for more information and to see how we can help.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift

    Help your friends and family achieve their New Year's resolutions in 2021! Our City Lit Gift Vouchers are perfect for anyone who wants to learn something new this year. Available from just £10 and can be used to book a place on any of our online courses including art, languages, dance classes, poetry, and much more.
    From: £10.00

  2. Gaelic 2: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed Gaelic 2 module 1 or equivalent. Practice and improve your elementary Gaelic in this lively course, focusing on speaking and listening skills as well as Gaelic culture, poetry and music. Based on units 13-15 of the coursebook 'Teach Yourself Gaelic'.

    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: £115.00

  3. Françoise Sagan : une vie, une œuvre

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Immerse yourself in the life and work of Françoise Sagan. This workshop is suitable for advanced students and will be delivered entirely in French.

    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: £59.00

  4. German advanced: Deutsche Filme und Berlin

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Enjoy three interactive workshops on three different type of films on Berlin.

    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

  5. Spanish 2 conversation

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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:

    27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 10 Mar, 24th Mar.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Gaelic beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online


    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Russian beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course.The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable for complete beginners.

    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: £109.00

  8. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can begin to read straightforward Classical Greek prose. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge of the language.

    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

  9. French 4/5: play reading

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Découvrez et appréciez le théâtre français et francophone à travers 3 pièces que nous lirons ensemble au cours de l'année.



    Please note that lessons take place every other week. The dates are:



    29/01/21; 05/02/21; 26/02/21; 05/03/21; 12/03/21.

    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: £60.00

  10. Arabic: an introduction for beginners in collaboration with the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online


    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to the Middle East to provide a foundation in the Arabic language.Please note, this course will be taught online and not at the British Museum.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Chinese beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Mandarin, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 1: module 2.'.

    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: £109.00

  13. Spanish Saturday intensive 2 upper

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Further improve your Spanish. The emphasis is on listening, speaking and acquiring greater understanding of Spanish grammar. You should have completed "Spanish 2 lower" or equivalent. Based on Aula Internacional 2 (Nueva Edición) (Difusión Publishers).

    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: £115.00

  14. Russian 2 practice & consolidation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your elementary Russian.Suitable if you have completed Russian 2 module 1 or equivalent. The emphasis is on developing listening and speaking skills.

    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: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Weekend Latin 1: module 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Did you study Latin years ago at school or elsewhere years ago? Would you like to brush up your knowledge in a fast-paced intensive class and move quickly to level 2? Come and join this lively course and get a full immersion into beginners Latin.

    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

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