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Make the most of your winter with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

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  1. ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tired of people not understanding you? Would you like to sound 'more English'? Do you need to commununicate well with people in your work? Then this specialist course will help you. Learn how to make the individual sounds of English, hear the differences between them, and read and write the phonemic script, a special alphabet of sounds. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1). Highly fluent students at level 3 or above should apply to the courses in the drama department.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See www.citylit.ac.uk/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £26.00

  2. Gods and heroes in classical art

    Gods and heroes from Classical to Renaissance art

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the fascinating gods and heroes of classical and post-classical art through relevant works in the British Museum and National Gallery. How popular were they in classical society? What roles did they play? This course is gallery based.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Cultivating more gratitude and happiness in your life

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start the week with a fun, interactive class showing you how to flourish in this frantic world. Join this eight-week, science-based, course to cultivate gratitude, happiness and kindness to yourself, others and our world.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Iconography and iconology: secrets of the old masters revealed. Image: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time by Bronzino

    Iconography and iconology: secrets of the old masters revealed

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings, in paintings from medieval to Baroque and beyond.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Singing 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. Each term will introduce you to healthy voice-use and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Accents: Standard English

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Are you an actor or other public speaker who feels stuck in a regional or international accent? Would you like to learn how to improve your Standard English? This course is not for speakers of other languages who should take English Pronunciation courses instead.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Drawing 3: developing skills and ideas

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of materials and approaches to develop your accuracy and creative potential in observational drawing. Building on your previous experience, learn to manipulate composition, surface and mark to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  8. City Lit tasters: Reiki

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Reiki means 'universal energy'. Learn the basic philosophy of this gentle system of healing, according to the tradition of Dr Usui.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Developing a marketing strategy

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking in depth at communicating your brand offline or online, you will be provided with the foundations to create a marketing strategy to suit your business and budget.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

  10. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of materials and approaches to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. City Lit Pro: commercial photography

    City Lit Pro: commercial photography

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. Looking to work professionally as a photographer's assistant? Pick up key skills you will need on this practical course from camera systems, lighting solutions and paperwork to software workflow using Capture One Pro, Lightroom and Photoshop.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £309.00

  12. ESOL pronunciation: stage 2 (level 1-2)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What are the different ways of pronouncing 'a'? Does 'for' always sound like 'four'? Is 't' always pronounced the same way? Learn the answers to these questions as you focus on fluent pronunciation practising linking, rhythm and stress and discover how context affects the pronunciation of English. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1), who have completed Stage 1. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for more information. Highly fluent students at level 3 or above should apply to the courses in the drama department.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £28.00

  13. Start painting

    Start painting

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to acrylic painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to painting, including colour mixing, layering, glazing and application. For those with little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  14. French into English: translation in practice

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    You enjoy translating, reading in French and writing in English. Come and join this interactive translation course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Spanish 1 fast-track: module 2

    Spanish 1 fast-track: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Continue learning Spanish on this intensive course for near beginners, with the emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1' or equivalent. Based on units 11-15 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and units 1-5 of Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM publishers).
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

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