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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 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for near beginners.The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  2. Photography for beginners
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Jan 2025 (and 18 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Jad Oakes, Neil White
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  3. Cuneiform. An introduction for beginners
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hugo Cook
    This four-week course provides a foundation in Old Persian Cuneiform, allowing students to explore the words and world of the ancient Persians. The class will be held at City Lit and includes visits to the British Museum.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  4. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 6 Dec 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.



    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
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  5. Podcasting: introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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    91% of 100
  6. Introduction to music production
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Come and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  7. German beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Come and learn German in the heart of London. This introductory course aims to enable students to begin to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  8. Private portraits: painted miniatures in early modern Europe
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Eyres
    Portrait miniatures are some of the most exquisite and beguiling likenesses ever produced. Their tiny scale and painstaking creation give them an intricacy, intimacy and sense of intrigue. These often reflect the circumstances in which they were gifted to their new owners by the person commissioning them, and both the images and their wider contexts repay our close study on this course.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  9. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Oct 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  10. Instagram for business: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 3 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Learn how to use Instagram, the visual social media site, to market your business and communicate with your customers.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  11. Piano: return to playing
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Preston
    Did you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
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  12. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Nov 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jack Duplock
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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