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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.

We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden

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  1. Writing fiction
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Richards
    Develop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  2. Ways into screenwriting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, introductory course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  3. Ways into poetry
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  4. Starting your novel
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  5. Modern Greek beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yannis Papalexandris
    Learn Modern Greek on this lively online course.







    Learn to speak Greek and develop your speaking and listening skills on this communicative course, which emphasises the practical use of the language. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  6. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarah O'Donnell
    Note that we are running a taster in September if you would like to experience learning Irish, the course code is LRGT2.







    Suitable for complete beginners wanting to learn this beautiful language.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. German beginners intensive: module 1 + 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francine van den Berg
    The course aims to enable students to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations.



    This course is a bit faster than our regular courses. Homework is therefore mandatory. This is an intensive programme for beginners to German, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Willkommen Chapters 1-6 (Hodder Arnold).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Russian beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar. 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  9. Polish beginners: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Wojtczak
    Learn to speak Polish and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative courses, which emphasise the practical use of the language. 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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
  10. What makes a masterpiece
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Leslie Primo
    Look at works of art in the Western canon and ask why we consider them to be masterpieces. What formal qualities do they all share, if any, or is our interpretation of a masterpiece largely subjective?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  11. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. 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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. Hindi beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sabrina Osborne
    Learn Hindi on this lively online course.







    Learn the basics of this captivating language with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. This course is designed for complete beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Hindi. The course will introduce students to essential vocabulary and grammar structures, with a focus on practical communication in everyday situations.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  13. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn Chinese Mandarin in the heart of London on this lively classroom-based course.







    This course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Chinese.



    Whether you're a student, professional, or simply curious about the language and culture, this course will equip you with the essential skills to communicate confidently in Mandarin.



    Our emphasis on speaking ensures that you'll be able to engage in meaningful conversations from the very first lesson. You'll learn useful phrases, expressions, and idioms, enabling you to communicate effectively in various social and everyday situations.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Brazilian Portuguese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Isabel Dos Santos
    With a population of 214 million, Brazil is the sixth largest country in the world by population size. This course aims to introduce you to Portuguese mainly as spoken in Brazil, and is taught by a native Brazilian, though you'll cover other varieties of Portuguese as well. You'll learn how to introduce yourself, talk about yourself and your family, and begin building your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills so that you can build a solid base for future study.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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