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  1. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lou Kuenzler
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories; a starter course to develop both your ideas and your technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  2. Sculpture workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Annie Attridge
    Realise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience or students who may need extra workshop time and guidance to complete a project.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
  3. Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £55.00
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  4. Maths for life and work (level 1)
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to prepare for Functional Skills Level 2 maths? Do you need to improve your maths to become more confident in problem-solving, analysing and making decisions at work and in your personal life? This course will help you with all of the above and make maths come alive. You will see how mathematics is everywhere and you will develop the maths you need to participate, make progress and express yourself in today's society. You will work on tasks which require you to use whole numbers and decimals, fractions and percentages and recognise the relationships between them. You will work on solving problem involving time, money and measurements, as well learn how to measure confidently and convert between units of measurement. You will be able to state properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and be better able to interpret, discuss and comment on the graphs, charts and tables you see in newspapers, on the internet and at work.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  5. Russian Through Art
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eugeniya Clark
    Suitable if you have completed Russian at Level 3, Level 4 or above. Learn Russian through culturally immersive language with the focus on Russian art of the 20th and the 21st centuries. The emphasis is on developing listening, speaking and reading skills. There will be some writing assignments too.



    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 £97.00
  6. Contemporary dance: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Push your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  7. Contemporary dance: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. This class is appropriate for people who are ready to move on from the beginners course or who have previous dance experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
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  8. City Lit a cappella
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    This small ensemble of experienced harmony singers learn, record and perform original arrangements of jazz and popular songs. Develop your listening, timing, intonation, musical memory, and team work. New members with good music reading and aural skills are welcome.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  9. Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Unsure when to use present perfect or past perfect? Is reported speech still causing you problems? Do you need to practise your conditionals? Join this course and put your grammar into practice in speaking, writing, reading and listening. Gain confidence in using grammar effectively through high level and engaging tasks



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
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  10. ESOL: Develop your writing: grammar, vocabulary, expression (advanced)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jan 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you already have a good level of writing but wanting to take it up to a level suitiable for professional work? Are you wanting to develop your expressive skills in general? This course will help you improve your writing by focusing on meaning and how you can become a more skilful user of English, not concerned only with accuracy. You will work on how you can use grammar in different ways to say different things. You will expand your vocabulary so you can say more with fewer words. And you will work on how you can influence your reader.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
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