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Whether you want to try something new, revive your passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!

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. French beginners: module 1B
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Continue to learn to speak French on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed French beginners: an introduction or if you have a very basic knowledge 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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  2. Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore post-colonial Africa's political, economic, and social journey since independence. Gain insights into state building, governance, development, and identity, fostering a holistic understanding of Africa's historical evolution.



    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 £64.00
  3. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Get a short introduction to the Arabic language and discover aspects of Arabic language culture in these live online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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    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 £64.00
  4. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Oct 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these online communicative classes. 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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  5. Chinese beginners: holiday kit
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Joyce Lee
    Join this lively course to learn basic Chinese. Ideal if you are going on holiday to China.



    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  6. India and Pakistan: The histories, memories and legacies of Partition
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Martin Jorgensen
    Join us to gain an understanding of the partition of British India in August 1947 from the perspective of history (written and oral), literature and film.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  7. Tai Chi Chuan: Beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    This course will look at Tai Chi movements and principles as taught in the form and their application to daily life.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  8. How to get published
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Feb 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Neil Arksey
    So you've finished your novel. What's next? This short course provides guidance in submitting to agents and publishers, and helps you to tailor your work to maximise its potential in the marketplace.



    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 £75.00
  9. Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  10. Writing and rewriting fairytales
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Penny
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit workshop all about writing fairytales. The quest: to inspire writers to pen stories of love, fear, forests, revenge, dragons, witches, kings, queens, frogs and magic.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £40.00
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  11. Brush up your intermediate Latin
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Judith Rice
    Refresh your forgotten intermediate Latin and enhance your pleasure in understanding the language.



    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 £38.00
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  12. Brush up your elementary Latin
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Judith Rice
    Refresh your elementary Latin through the translation of short passages and grammar exercises.



    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 £38.00
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  13. Brush up your advanced Latin
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Judith Rice
    Brush up your advanced Latin by translating a selection from Juvenal's Satires.



    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 £38.00
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  14. Italian 3 conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    This skills-based course is for intermediate learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations. We will be looking at both formal and informal scenarios, and the aim is to help you to feel more comfortable speaking Italian in order to improve your fluency.



    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 £64.00
  15. Try it out: garden design
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. In this online workshop you will learn how to assess an outside space and complete a short exercise in garden design planning. A great preparation for our range of beginners garden design courses.



    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 £59.00 Concession £59.00
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