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 30 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, Old English or British Sign Language — 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.

Beginner to advanced level courses

We teach mose languages 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.

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  1. French 3 upper: la Guyane française
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    A fantastic opportunity to discover and/or find out more about la Guyane française, the only French speaking country in South America. This workshop will be delivered in French and is ideal for learners wishing to improve their understanding of spoken French. Suitable if you are currently attending a French 3 upper course at the City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  2. French holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Spanish 2/3: Un viaje por la Patagonia argentina
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Discover the beauty of the outstanding of Argentinian Patagonia, the region defined by its dramatic landscapes, jagged peaks, pristine rivers and incredible wildlife. In this workshop we will explore the three main districts (The Lake District, Atlantic and Southern Patagonia) and their historic aspects. We will also touch in the Welsh culture heritage that can be found in small towns such as Trelew.







    This will be an informative workshop done in Spanish. You should have an elementary level of the language



    (at least an A2 leve, i.e at least Spanish 2 upper).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  4. Spanish holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Make the most of your holidays in a Spanish 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 & have a friendly chat with the locals! This course is ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  5. French 1/2: sing to improve your French
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Spring is here, the days are getting longer…. Let’s welcome it in with some French songs!







    Sing your way to better French pronunciation 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.
  6. Spanish 3/4: Lorca, Dalí and Buñuel: El arte en tiempos de conflicto
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Inma Ridao Carlini
    Explora las vidas de estas tres grandes figuras del arte y la cultura española. Descubre la estrecha amistad que los unió en su juventud, reflejada a menudo en su arte y los diferentes caminos que siguieron en sus vidas personales, arte e ideología política al estallar la guerra civil. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).



    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 £23.00 Concession £19.00
  7. Spanish taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Mar 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure in this lively taster course. 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
  8. Spanish 3/4: Celebraciones en España: la Semana Santa en Andalucía
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elisabet Rodriguez
    Vive la pasión de Andalucía con este emocionante curso sobre ‘La Semana Santa en Andalucía’ y descubre el entusiasmo, la historia y la cultura que rodean a esta tradición única.











    Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel intermedio y avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).







    This course will be delivered face to face in Spanish. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in the course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Spanish 2 lower taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Come and discover what an elementary Spanish class feels like at City lit.



    This course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for 1-2 years recently.



    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
  10. Spanish 2/3: Cultura andina y el español
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Natalia Fajardo Ilaja
    Come and explore the life style of the ancient Andean civilizations. You will learn about their traditions, music, arts and the main groups that inhabited this wonderful area of South America.







    Please note that this course will be taught in Spanish. You should have an elementary level of the language (at least an A2 level).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  11. Elena Ferrante
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Elena Ferrante is the author of the Neapolitan novel series, whose global success has established her as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary world literature. Her identity, however, is still one of the greatest mysteries in modern literature. In this workshop we will explore why the novels have attracted such interest and passion and we will look at the various hypotheses advanced in the Italian and foreign press as to her real identity.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that this is an in-person course and will take place in our college in covent Garden. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.
  12. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Japanese language is rich in onomatopoeia or sounds associated with words. These are used in daily conversation, manga, anime and literature. In this fun evening session, you will discover a whole world of sounds that will help you depict scenes, atmosphere and feelings more intuitively. A genuine Japanese experience!



    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
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  13. Chinese: writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £32.00
  14. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Florendia Yiannoullou
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your speaking and listening skills on this communicative course, which emphasises the practical use of the language.Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £199.00
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About the City Lit School of Languages

Language courses at all levels and in 19 different languages are offered at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time or weekend language classes, our highly popular language lessons offer the widest choice in London. Most language courses are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced.

Our tutors

Tutors are experienced and friendly, and you can choose from evening, day time or weekend language classes. We also offer early morning sessions and intensive courses to help you learn a language at a time and in a way that suits you best. In many languages you can take an accredited course, with national and international qualifications selected for their relevance to adult learners.

Professional development language courses

We can also offer tailored language training in your workplace, which can be a fast and convenient way to learn a language to help improve your skills for work or develop your business.