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. Spanish Quiz/game night: level B1-B2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join us in this fun Spanish night! Do you like pub quizzes? Do you want to put into practice your knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music while having fun in the process? Then you are in the right place!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Dutch beginners: intensive
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable for complete beginners.This is a one week intensive course covering Dutch beginners: module 1. This communicative class emphasises the practical use 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
  3. German intermediate revision
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is a revision course of years at intermediate level. Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have studied German for at least three years. Based on the tutor's own materials.



    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. A Taste of Spanish
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  5. Spanish Quiz/game night: level A1-A2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join us in this fun Spanish night! Do you like pub quizzes? Do you want to put into practice your knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music while having fun in the process? Then you are in the right place!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  6. Chinese 2 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese 2 lower: module 1' or equivalent.



    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
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  7. Japanese 5: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your upper intermediate Japanese on this communicative course. Suitable if you have completed Japanese 4 upper or studied Japanese for about 6 years.



    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
  8. Italian rapidamente: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language such as Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with module 2 and module 3 covers year one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower). 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  9. Classical Greek: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This four week course uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek.



    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
  10. Japanese beginners: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Wake up to the sound of Japanese! Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners at breakfast time.The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1 (Kodansha International).



    Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or have basic Japanese.



    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 £151.00 Concession £115.00
  11. Chinese Calligraphy
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of Mandarin Chinese through brush stroke calligraphy.



    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
  12. German beginners intensive: module 3 & 4
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is an intensive programme, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'German beginners intensive: module 1+2' or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 7-10 (Hodder Arnold).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £231.00
  13. Classical Greek 1: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  14. Latin 1: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can improve your ability to read straightforward Latin. 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  15. Latin 2: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Extend your understanding of Latin grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can continue to read straightforward Latin prose. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 3 volumes).



    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
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