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.

Filters

Items 1-15 of 33

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction
  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. Spanish: Explore Córdoba
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yaiza Jiménez Cantueso
    Come and discover Córdoba, capital of Muslim Spain and the main city in a territory located in the centre of Andalusia. In this city is where you can find the mesmerising multiarched Mezquita a symbol of the sophisticated culture that flourished here more than a millennium ago.



    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 £18.00
  3. Italian graphic novels: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 23 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    The graphic novel has found great success in Italy, with many creative writers and artists working in the genre. This workshop will introduce you to some of the most popular artists and their work, and give you an idea of where to begin your exploration of this fascinating area of Italian culture. In addition to their intrinsic intersest, graphic novels are also a great way to improve your Italian.



    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
  4. Tokyo: an insider's guide
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Join this lively course and learn about this bustling capital that mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. 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
  5. French 1/2: French through simple songs - vive les vacances
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    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.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  6. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at beginners level.



    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 £49.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Spanish: Al-Andalus: crucible of cultures in medieval Spain
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Inma Ridao Carlini
    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.



    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
  8. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - prepositions
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roser Martínez-Sánchez
    Consolida los diferentes usos de las preposiciones, incluyendo la diferencia entre "por" y "para" a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el A-level or DELE B1 exam.



    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
  9. Spanish: Explore Uruguay
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    Would you like to discover a beautiful hidden gem of a country in South America? Come and explore Uruguay's history, culture and places of interest throughout the country.



    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
  10. French 5: Macron , Le Pen et Mélenchon ... le retour
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Frédéric Fournier
    Emmanuel Macron a été réélu Président de la République mais il nous faut maintenant attendre les 12 et 19 Juin, premier et second tours des élections législatives (general election) en France pour répondre aux questions suivantes:







    Est-ce que M.Macron et son parti “En Marche” obtiendront une majorité pour mettre en oeuvre leur programme ou est-ce que M.Macron devra composer avec une majorité différente ?







    Est-ce que M.Mélenchon sera premier ministre comme il le veut ?







    Est-ce que Mme Le Pen aura un groupe parlementaire dans la nouvelle assembée nationale et sera le leader de l’oppostion ?







    Réponses durant nos deux sessions.



    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: Explore Madrid
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Cerbino
    Come and explore Madrid, the capital of Spain known for its art history and beautiful ancient landmarks. You will discover iconic places such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and the famous Puerta del sol where you can find the Kilometre Cero, the centre of Spain´s road network. From La Gran Vía to Museo del Prado and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza where you can find collections by Goya and Velázquez. From La Plaza de Cibeles with its impressing fountain to the beautiful Parque del Retiro and not to forget El Rastro, Madrid’s famous open-air flea market which dates back to the 19th-century.



    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. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - connecting words
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roser Martínez-Sánchez
    Mejora tu comprensión de conectores en español a través de juegos, prácticas orales y actividades escritas. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el examen A-level or DELE B1.



    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
  13. Napoli: passato, presente e futuro
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    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.



    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
  14. Celtic Day 21-22
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Join us on 25 June 2022 at City Lit for a full day of immersion as we celebrate the different Celtic languages — Cornish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic & Welsh. Places for this event are limited. Please book early to avoid dissapointment.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  15. Japanese: writing for beginners part 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of the Japanese writing system, Kanji. Suitable if you have completed Japanese writing for beginners: part 1.



    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 £49.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

Items 1-15 of 33

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add me to waiting list