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. Classical Greek: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This four week course uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
  2. French beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Learn French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  3. Classical Greek 5
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This term we shall continue our study of Sophocles’ Electra, in the original, and we shall also continue our revision of Greek grammar.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  4. Latin 5
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin texts, and gain a greater knowledge of their historical contexts and literary features. This course will suit those who have reached a high level of fluency but still need help with complex grammatical features and idioms, as well as those who enjoy group discussions on the texts.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  5. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Learn French on this lively course for beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  6. Latin 5 advanced: poetry group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your knowledge and appreciation of Latin poetry. We shall be looking at meaning, metre and features of poetic language, in order to increase your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the set texts.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Italian beginners (small group): an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  8. German 3 lower: Konversation
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course aims to further develop your conversation skills and to discuss a wide range of topics in an informal setting. European framework B1.



    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 £111.00 Concession £85.00
  9. Cornish intermediate: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your Cornish speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have studied Cornish for at least a year.



    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
  10. Cornish beginners: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come to carry on learning Cornish in this near-beginners course.



    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
  11. Italian 2: practise and consolidate: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Consolidate your elementary or lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 2 lower or 2 upper class or have an equivalent level of the language. Course takes place on 21/01, 04/02, 18/02, 04/03 and 18/03.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Cornish advanced: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your advanced Cornish conversation and discussion. Suitable for anyone who has studied Cornish for several years and wants to improve their oral skills. Over two years, the course prepares you for the 4th Grade (final grade) of the Cornish Language Board examinations.



    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
  13. Japanese small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join this small group conversation class.Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Japanese in a



    friendly environment.Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least 4 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  14. Arabic reading group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you enjoy reading Arabic? Do you want to start reading in Arabic and deepen your knowledge of



    Arab culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Arabic short stories.You will need to be able to read the alphabet, words and phrases to be able to join this course. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 3.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  15. French elementary: revisit and consolidate
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Come and join this lively course to build up on your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in April .



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00

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