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. Introduction to Japanese

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana (IF). 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. La pronuncia Italiana

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This short course is geared towards helping you sound more like a native speaker of Italian. While Italian pronunciation may seem relatively simple, there are actually quite a few features that require focus and practice. This course will allow you to concentrate on the sounds of Italian - how to produce them when speaking and how to recognise them when listening.

    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: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Portuguese beginners intensive: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners and if you would like to learn over a shorter period of time.We teach Portuguese from Portugal and Brazil- please check with the Languages department before enrolling if this could affect your choice of course.

    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

  4. Introduction to Russian

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Russian and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes, which emphasise 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. French Culture through Songs

    Course Date: Thu 25 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Les Français prennent leurs chanteurs au sérieux. Artistes, poëtes, interprètes, ils participent aux débats d’idées au même titre que les intellectuels. De nombreuses chansons font partie intégrante du patrimoine national et comme le dit le proverbe “En France tout se termine par des chansons“.



    D’Édith Piaf à Stromaé en passant par Charles Trenet, Ferat, Françoise Hardy, Barbara et quelques autres venez découvrir une douzaine de chansons qui ont touché le coeur des Français.

    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

  6. Italian pronunciation workout for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 25 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Italian pronunciation for beginners is a short, skills-focused course intended to provide you with extra practice and guidance so that you can gain more confidence in your spoken Italian and improve your fluency more quickly.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Spanish pronunciation workout: level 2

    Course Date: Thu 25 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will allow you to practise and consolidate basic Spanish pronunciation at an elementary level. This short course can be taken together with any of our 2 lower or elementary courses and is the perfect option if you need further pronunciation practice. It can also be taken as a free-standing course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Revive your intermediate German

    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you did GCSE, O Level or A level German sometime ago and/ or would like to revive your intermediate German.

    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

  9. German advanced: Deutsche Städte in Gedichten

    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover in these three fortnightly workshops German cities through the eyes of poets.

    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

  10. The music of Brazil: from samba through bossa nova

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the rich cultural and geographical diversity which have influenced Brazilian popular music and learn about the wide variety of Brazil's musical styles both past and present.In English with some Portuguese.

    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

  11. French 2: Passé composé ou imparfait?

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Still confused about which one to use? Come to this workshop and develop your ability to distinguish between them.



    Ideal for students who already have a basic knowledge of those tenses. Taught in French.

    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. French 3/4: improve your pronunciation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Having difficulties pronouncing your French ‘r’s and ‘u’s? Practise some difficult sounds on this lively course and impress your French friends!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. French 4/5: advanced grammar

    Course Date: Mon 1 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Si vous souhaitez écrire en français avec plus de facilité et établir les bases d’un style écrit qui vous soit propre, alors ce cours est pour vous. Il vous permettra d’identifier et corriger vos erreurs grammaticales, lexicales et syntaxiques grâce à une variété d'entrainements et d’exercices pratiques et interactifs qui vous aideront à déjouer certains pièges de la langue et contribueront au développement de votre style personnel à l’écrit. Lessons take place every other week.

    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

  14. Spanish beginners: get to grips with "ser" and "estar"

    Course Date: Tue 2 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will allow you to practise and consolidate aspects of Spanish grammar at near beginner level. It combines an initial independent study week for guided self-study with a group session on Zoom. This short course can be taken together with any of our beginner courses and is the perfect option if you need further grammar practice with the "ser" and "estar" verbs. It can also be taken as a free-standing course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. French 3: listening

    Course Date: Wed 3 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and practise your upper intermediate listening skills in this lively workshop.

    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

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