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  1. Picture book writing
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Feb 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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Contemporary dance: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 2 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
  3. Contemporary dance: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024 (and 2 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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. Return to French ( lower intermediate)
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your lower intermediate French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting soon.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  5. Get together and read
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Allen
    Enjoy talking with other people about the things you have read? Want to share great stories, poems and drama? Come along and join the conversation. The group is led by a shared reading practitioner trained by The Reader Organisation.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  6. Spanish 2 conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).



    This course runs every other Thursday on the following dates: 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  7. Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to computers and the Internet? Do you need to increase your confidence with digital skills? This course will ensure you have a solid foundation in using computers and being online. You will learn the essential features of creating, saving, storing different types of files and documents, including photos and letters in Word. You will develop your internet skills to find information quickly and efficiently, and learn how to transfer this information to different documents and people. You will also learn the basics of how of how to use Zoom to host meetings and communicate effectively online. Finally, you do all of this while learning how to remain safe online and to keep your files secure.



    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  8. Lipreading 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Sep 2023

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

    Tutors:  Daryl Joyce
    Individually tailored 1-1 lipreading coaching sessions. These can be taught at any level. Sessions normally last one hour. Timing and day can be flexible dependant on tutor availability. Fee of £59 is for one hour's tuition.







    This course can be delivered face-to-face or online by arrangement with the lipreading department.



    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 £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  9. BSL 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023

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

    These sessions can be taught at any level and are designed to help you improve your BSL. You can ask your teacher to give guidance on specific areas of BSL. This can also be used to ‘brush up’ and practise before assessments and exams. If you are on one of our BSL courses and wish to undertake further practice in your own time then this course is for you! Please contact the department for further details and to discuss your requirements. You will then be assigned one of our BSL teachers to work with you.



    Sessions can be face-to-face or via Zoom.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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  10. Communication skills: how to speak with confidence inside and outside work (ESOL entry 3- level 1)
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to talk to members of the public at work - by phone, face-to-face, online? Do you have to understand your work colleagues? Would you like to be more confident when speaking and listening? This course will help you become a good communicator inside and outside work. You will practise how to interact and engage with customers, with strangers and with friends. You will focus on how to be polite, how to sell things, talk over the phone at call centres, take messages and speak and listen at the same time, make small talk with work colleagues. You will learn in a way that increases your skills and your confidence.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  11. Oral history for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Qiuyang Chen
    This course is all about learning how to collect and preserve people's stories as a way to understand history better. You'll learn the basics of setting up a project, conducting interviews, and making sure everything is done the right way.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00
  12. The War in Ukraine
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    Want to get beyond headlines? Join Dr. Sepos to examine the causes and dynamics of the war in Ukraine by focusing on the role of US, EU and NATO, Putin’s Russia, and the international politico-economic system.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00
  13. Discover the Assyrians
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Bloomfield
    The Neo-Assyrian Empire was one of the most powerful and influential empires of the ancient world. Join us to learn more aboutits history from the early 10th to the close of the 7th century BCE.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
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