Learn a Language at City Lit in London

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.  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

For more information on our Spanish A-Level and GCSE courses, visit our Spanish A-Level and GCSE page

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? Call us on 020 7492 2644 or email languages@citylit.ac.uk.

If you are looking for language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2640 for more information and to see how we can help.

Some of our courses take place at our main building in Covent Garden, and some in Euston. Please check the course webpage for location details.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Introduction to A-level and Delf B2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to take a qualification in French ? Either French A level or DELF B2? Come and refresh your French language skills and bring yourself up to speed in preparation for the pre-course interviews in July / September.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Swedish beginners: module 3

    Swedish beginners: module 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. This is an intensive weekend course.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. French into English: translate a story

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy reading in French? Like translating? Come to join this short lively translation course to discuss the subtlety of the language.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  5. Russian beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your elementary Russian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Chinese beginners fast track: module 3

    Chinese beginners fast track: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.These classes are ideal for those who would like to study the language over a shorter period of time.Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese beginners : module 2 ' or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Consolidate your practice of Chinese characters. Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese beginners: module 2' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Japanese: an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to Japan to provide a foundation in the Japanese language. The course will be held in the Claus Moser Room, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Chinese (Mandarin): an introduction for complete beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient China to provide a foundation in Chinese (Mandarin). The course will be held in the Sackler room, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Korean: an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to South Korea to provide a foundation in the Korean language. The course will be held in the Studio, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. French holiday kit

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make the most of your holidays in a French-speaking country with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  11. Italian 1: module 3

    Italian 1: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1: module 2' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Discover Arabic

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  13. Italian 1: module 1 intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Italian with an emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. Suitable for beginners. Once you've completed this course the next recommended course for you is 'Italian 1: module 2 intensive' (LBN02).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Discover Polish

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  15. Spanish 1: module 1 intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Spanish from scratch, focusing on your listening and speaking skills. Once you complete this course you can progress to 'Spanish 1: module 2' intensive.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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