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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Go West!  Exploring West London
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Burstein
    Via 10 walking tours we explore Shepherds Bush, Brook Green, Notting Hill, Hammersmith, Bedford Park, Barons Court, Earls Court, Fulham, Kensal Green,Cadogan Estate (Chelsea) discovering their history, buildings and past residents.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  5. 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
  6. Piano/keyboards 5A
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.



    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 £160.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Developing your creative writing
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Christina Dunhill
    This supportive intermediate course for writers with some experience will provide inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work, as well as helping you to sustain your writing practice. You will be working with other aspiring writers and benefit from the support and encouragement that working with a group over a whole term can bring.



    This course supports several kinds of creative writing, including prose fiction, poetry, reflective writing and memoir, whether they are finished pieces or works-in-progress.



    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:
    100% of 100
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Swedish 4: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Esmeralda Valencia-Lindström
    This course teaches you the Swedish language at an intermediate level, with a focus on speaking, using a variety of methods and sources.



    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 £142.00
  11. Japanese 4/5: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Junko Fuse
    Improve your level of upper intermediate Japanese. You will be able to understand, speak and listen to more complex expressions in Japanese in various everyday situations.







    Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 6 years or have an equivalent level. Consolidate your knowledge and understanding of the structures of the Japanese language and work on more



    complex grammatical structures and functions. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 5 years or have an equivalent level.



    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 £142.00
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