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  1. ESOL level 1 (speaking and listening)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Are you now a confident speaker and writer of English? Can you communicate quite easily in your daily life, understand people around you, and read and write about everyday subjects? This intermediate course will help you speak, read and write about more complicated topics with greater accuracy. You will learn how to make a presentation, write formally and informally, and read about more challenging and interesting subjects. There will be a speaking and listening exam in February.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £170.00
  2. Writing fiction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    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 £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  3. Music theory: grade 7
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Karl Lutchmayer
    Learn more complex elements of music: figured bass, melodic and harmonic decoration, writing for instrument or voice with given accompaniment, and score analysis of harmonic and phrase structure, style, performance and directions. Course schedule: 26 Sep - 3 Oct, 24 Oct - 12 Dec 2022, 16 Jan - 13 Feb 2023.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £299.00
  4. Introduction to philosophy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Oliver Josiah
    This problem-based introduction to philosophy explores key themes of modern philosophy, including truth, knowledge, ultimate reality and the mind-body problem.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £130.00
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  5. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Anita Thornton
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £233.00 Concession £180.00
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  6. ESOL level 2 (speaking and listening)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    You have a good level of competency in all areas of your English. You can express yourself accurately in speaking and writing, can read newspapers and understand most television and radio. This upper-intermediate to advanced course will enrich your vocabulary and expression in both formal and informal English, enhance your grammar, and prepare you fully for the demands of work and study in the UK. There will be a speaking and listening exam in February.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £170.00
  7. Italian A Level
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    An opportunity to gain an A-level qualification in one year. You will study topics on the society, history and culture of contemporary Italy and will develop relevant exam skills. Suitable if you have studied Italian for about five years. The course fee includes non-refundable exam costs payable in advance and is payable in instalments.







    IMPORTANT:







    This course will be delivered online. However, a mock exam will take place on Saturday 25th February 2023 at our central London college. You will therefore need to make sure that you make the necessary arrangements so that you can attend on that date.







    The official exams will also take place at our Covent Garden college during the months of May and June (exact dates to be confirmed).







    * Please note that, subject to government guidance, we might need to implement a contingency plan to be followed in the event of exam cancellations.







    **City Lit is an adult education college, so we are only able to accept candidates who are aged 19 or over.







    Course dates:







    Term 1: 27 September to 13 December (no lesson on 25 October)



    Term 2: 10 January to 28 March (no lesson on 14 February)



    Term 2: 18 April to 20 June. Please email languages@citylit.ac.uk for more information and/or to book an interview. Please be aware that the interview will take approximately 1 hour.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £974.00 Senior fee £974.00 Concession £694.00
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    100% of 100
  8. Ways into creative writing
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Henry Martin
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  9. Developing your playwriting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Dawn King
    Continue to explore the key elements of dramatic writing, and benefit from supportive and detailed feedback on your own work. New students with prior playwriting experience are welcome to join.



    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:
    96% of 100
  10. Writing for children
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Always wanted to write a children's book? This practical course will develop your ability to write for different age groups and genres of contemporary children's fiction. (Please note this two-term course is payable in two instalments.).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £309.00 Concession £155.00
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    100% of 100
  11. Copywriting
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rosie Fiore
    On this practical course, you’ll learn the skills you need to create great copy and content for websites, social media and print.



    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 £125.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. Preparation for A-level Italian part 1
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    This course follows the A-level syllabus and is suitable for those who would like to progress in Italian in a structured way. The course does not lead to the exam but aims to prepare you to join the A Level course next year. Ideally you should have taken GCSE Italian (having achieved a grade 7, 8 or 9) or have equivalent upper intermediate knowledge. The course is divided into three parts (parts 2 and 3 will take place in term 2 and 3).



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  13. Advanced fiction writing workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Livia Franchini
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.



    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:
    93% of 100
  14. Italian GCSE
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    Gain a GCSE qualification and develop your practical language and exam skills. Suitable if you have studied Italian for about two years. The course fee includes non-refundable exam costs, payable in advance. Course fees are payable in instalments.







    This course will be delivered online. However, a mock exam will take place on Saturday 25th February 2023 at our central London college. You will therefore need to make sure that you make the necessary arrangements so that you can attend on that date.







    The official exams will also take place at our Covent Garden college during the months of May and June (exact dates to be confirmed).







    * Please note that, subject to government guidance, we might need to implement a contingency plan to be followed in the event of exam cancellations.











    **City Lit is an adult education college, so we are only able to accept candidates who are aged 19 or over.







    Course dates:







    Term 1: 29 Spetember to 08 December (no lesson on 27 October)



    Term 2: 12 January to 30 Marchl (no lesson on 16 February)



    Term 3: 27 April to 15 June. Interviews are by appointments only. Please call the languages department on 020 7492 2644 to arrange an interview.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £704.00 Senior fee £704.00 Concession £55.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  15. Introduction to illustration
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rod Judkins
    If you are interested in illustration and would like to explore the subject further, this course will show you a range of new and exciting approaches. You will learn many new techniques, whether you are a complete beginner or someone who would like to refresh their approach. On this practical course you’ll learn the practicalities of what it is to be an illustrator. This is not a computer-based course but there is help and advice with software for those who wish to use it.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00

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