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.

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  1. 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. Japanese: the art of onsen
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 5 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Japanese hot springs, or "onsen", are an important aspect of Japanese culture. More than just a way to cleanse the body, the onsen experience is about appreciating nature’s seasons, benefitting from natural minerals and feeling part of society. From historical sites to modern day spas, outdoors or indoors, the onsen offer a special way to enjoy Japanese culture. Open to all levels.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    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 £18.00
  4. Explore Argentina
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover the beauty of this outstanding country full of outstanding natural wonders, in a journey that will take you through the main touristic attractions within the most diverse geography.



    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 £18.00
    Rating:
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  5. Explore Las Islas Canarias
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and explore the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of north-western Africa where you can find its 7 islands: El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote y La Graciosa. In this workshop you will discover some of the most spectacular aspects of these island including the famous volcano Mt. Teide, the volcanic scenery of Lanzarote, the beaches of Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria with their sand dunes, or the green forests of La Palma and La Gomera.



    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 £18.00
  6. Discover Spanish Gastronomy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and discover the exquisite and typical dishes of each area of Spain, from the famous miniature canapés known as 'pintxos' to the typical 'tapas', without forgetting some of the best wines in the world.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £30.00
  7. Pet Japanese
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and find out about the importance of pets in Japanese culture. An unusual but fun way to learn Japanese accompanied by your own pet!



    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
  8. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: futur et conditionnel
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and consolidate the future and the conditional through interactive activities. 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 £23.00 Concession £18.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  9. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will equip you with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.







    Please note that this is one of a series of workshops:







    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt



    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant



    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf



    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan



    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and







    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.



    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 £18.00
  10. Ecoutez et prononcez!
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Practise your listening skills to improve your understanding of spoken French. Ideal for elementary and lower intermediate students. 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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
  11. Spanish: pronunciation workout for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will allow you to practise and consolidate basic Spanish pronunciation at beginner level. This short course can be taken together with any of our beginner 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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £30.00
  12. Secrets of Tuscany
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    A journey through the mysteries of Tuscany. You’ll discover hidden gems visited by few; you’ll hear about ancient tales and myths that shaped these lands; you’ll unravel the mysterious lives of knights, witches, barons, priests, and wonder if you’ll be the next to meet their ghosts in your next trip to this wonderful region.



    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 £18.00
  13. All about sushi
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal chords working with a new world of pronunciation.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Lorca, Dalí and Buñuel: Art in a time of conflict
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £18.00
  15. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Gulf
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will equip you with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.







    Please note that this is one of a series of workshops:







    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt



    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant



    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf



    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan



    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and







    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.



    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 £18.00

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