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.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Spanish cinema: Almodóvar en el siglo XXI
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Descubre los elementos que hacen el cine de Almodóvar único e internacionalmente reconocido. El curso explora la



    rimbombancia de su estilo a través del estudio de técnicas cinematográficas y artefactos culturales. 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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  2. German intermediate revision
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is a revision course of years at intermediate level. Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have studied German for at least three years. Based on the tutor's own materials.



    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
  3. Spanish beginners: module 1A
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for complete beginners. You will be able to continue by joining module 1B (LS108 or LS017) if you want more than just an introduction.



    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 £99.00 Concession £60.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  4. French 3: book club
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is for intermediate learners of French (French 3 lower and French 3 upper levels) who would like to improve their reading skills and learn new grammar and vocabulary through reading and discussing works of French speaking fiction and/or non-fiction. The texts chosen may be in the form of easy readers to facilitate understanding. The chosen texts will be written in French, and discussions will be in French, though some English may be permitted, so learners will be able to stretch themselves and feel more confident about expressing their opinion and asking questions in class.



    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
  5. German 4/5: Literatur und Konversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Dieser Kurs konzentriert sich auf Literatur und Konversation: Lesetexte aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, intensive Spracharbeit und viele Möglichkeiten zur Diskussion.



    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
  6. Latin inscriptions: the basics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere, but can you work out what they mean? Learn how to interpret some of these inscriptions. A visit to the British Museum is included.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  7. German advanced: Deutsche Filme und Berlin
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Enjoy three interactive workshops on three different type of films on Berlin.



    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
  8. Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette: une vie, une oeuvre
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Venez découvrir une mondaine à la réputation sulfureuse qui s’est imposée dans l’entre-deux guerre grâce à son style épuré. C’est une des grandes romancières françaises, auteure de Gigi, de la série des Claudine, entre autres. Ceci lui a valu d’être présidente d’ une des plus grandes institutions littéraires françaises.



    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
  9. Spanish 2 conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).



    This course runs every other Wednesday on the following dates: 26th Jan, 9th Feb, 23rd Feb, 9th Mar, 23rd Mar, 6th Apr.



    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. French 3 lower: practise and consolidate: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Consolidate your lower intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 lower, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 lower class or have an equivalent level 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. Arabic beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic 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
  12. Japanese beginners at lunchtime
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Japanese in your lunch break. The emphasis will be on developing your listening and speaking skills as well as reading Hiragana. 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
  13. French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 upper, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 upper class or have an equivalent level 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  14. Spanish 3 conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you have an intermediate level of Spanish, are doing 'Spanish 3 lower', 'Spanish 3 upper' or have an equivalent level (B1 level).







    This is a face-to-face and online course. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online only subject to government guidance.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  15. Arabic verbs made easy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you find it hard to understand and conjugate Arabic verbs? Do you feel confused about which tense of the verb to use in your speaking and writing ? Join this course to help you understand how verbs work in Arabic.



    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 £99.00 Concession £60.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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