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. Japanese 1 fast-track: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. You can continue your studies by enrolling on LBJ01, Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3 in the summer.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. French 1: French through simple songs - vive les vacances

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Summer and the holidays are coming! Let’s sing in French to celebrate.

    Sing your way to better French pronunciation, grammar and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children. Suitable if you have recently started studying French or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.

    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  3. Italian: Sunday intensive for beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near 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). Suggested progression route: Italian 1 module 3.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  4. Al-Andalus: crucible of cultures in medieval Spain

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will analyse some historical and cultural aspects of this fascinating period which spans from 711 to 1609. We will explore the intercultural relations that formed among the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities as the geographical and political character of al-Andalus developed and changed. We will also look into the legacy of this period in the national identity of the Spanish people today and into the different interpretations which have been offered of the diverse and dynamic culture of Muslim Spain.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Introduction to A-level and Delf B2

    Course Date: Wed 19 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

  6. Il Decameron di Boccaccio. Ritratto della Toscana del XIV secolo

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sebbene in modi diversi, Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio hanno posto le basi per una letteratura in lingua italiana dando al volgare toscano dignità e valore letterario. In questa breve introduzione, vedremo come ognuno di loro ha contribuito al passaggio da una cultura essenzialmente medievale ad una moderna come quella dell’Umanesimo e del Rinascimento.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Introduction to the DALF certificate

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to improve your French and possibly gain an internationally recognised qualification at both academic and professional levels? Revise, practise and also gain an insight into the DALF courses starting next September. An advanced, post A-level command of the language is required.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Un giro per l'Italia: Napoli

    Un giro per l'Italia: Napoli

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Venite a scoprire questa magnifica citta attraverso un viaggio multimediale alla scoperta delle sue secolari tradizioni, delle sue bellezze “nascoste”, della sua musica e delle sue specialita gastronomiche. Verranno inoltre fatti cenni alla storia della citta e riferimenti a personaggi napoletani famosi nel mondo e non.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  9. Explore Perú

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover unique aspects about this fascinating country, from the incredible history to culture and customs. This workshop focuses on three regions: the Coast (Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo), the highlands (Ayacucho, Cuzco, Puno) and the Jungle (Loreto, Ucayali, Madre de Dios).
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  10. Swedish beginners: module 3

    Swedish beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  11. French into English: translate a story

    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

  12. Italian: get ready for A-level

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the topics and grammar of the A-Level Italian exam (new Edexcel specifications).
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Chinese beginners fast track: module 3

    Chinese beginners fast track: module 3

    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

  14. Russian beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019 (and 3 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

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

    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

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