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  1. Watercolour painting for beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 15 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Dixon
    An introduction to the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  2. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Jonathan Wilson
    This is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. NB: no lesson 26th October 2022.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Podcasting: introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Oct 2022 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.



    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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    90% of 100
  4. Develop your confidence in writing: sentences, grammar and punctuation in everyday writing (level 1-2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Would you like to be more confident in the way you write whether emails or reports at work or messages to friends? Do you want to work on how you form sentences, understand grammar and use punctuation so your writing is more creative? It can be tempting to just randomly put a comma in a sentence, avoid adverbs or crumble when it comes to using a clause, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This course will help you be more secure in your professional, academic or creative writing skills and help you improve some of your weak areas around forming and punctuating sentences with appropriate grammatical form. You will develop your confidence in the most essential areas of writing including different sentence structures, writing paragraphs, using punctuation effectively, using active and passive voices and proofreading.



    You will need to do a pre-course assessment before joining this course. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on the webpage. Please log in with your email (not name). Use Chrome if possible.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
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  5. The Early Roman Emperors
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    Discover the Roman Empire under the government of the Julio-Claudian dynasty – from Augustus to Nero.



    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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  6. Rise and fall of the Spanish global empire
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Michael Schraer
    How and why Spain won – and lost - the world’s first truly global empire; its impact on the Spanish colonies and on Spain itself; how far it acted as a model for the empires that followed.



    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
  7. Biography writing
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Robert Fraser
    What makes a great biography? This introductory course, led by a professional biographer, covers the key techniques used in this exciting genre.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
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  8. Creative non-fiction: an introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    This short introductory course explores the core elements of creative non-fiction across genres such as travel writing, the personal essay and life writing.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  9. Communicating effectively at work
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Mulquin
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people both in person and in online meetings and interviews? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and communication skills for business meetings. This course will be taught online.



    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 £139.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Voice technique: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    This course will support your extended vocal development with a focus on resonance, tonality and pitch. Open to those who have completed at least one voice course previously as well as professionals looking to refresh their skills. This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. French 4: conversation
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Débats et conversations sur des sujets d'actualité avec l'aide de journaux et de la télévision.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  12. German upper intermediate: Konversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Annette Kossow
    This course aims to further develop your upper intermediate conversation skills and to discuss a wide range of topics in an informal setting. European framework B1+.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  13. Italian 4/5: cultura e attualita'
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Attraverso attività basate su articoli, servizi di programmi, interviste ecc., questa classe ti offre la possibilità di dibattere e approfondire argomenti riguardanti l’attualità italiana e la cultura del Paese in generale. Praticherai e perfezionerai diversi punti grammaticali e accrescerai il tuo vocabolario. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 4 o 5 oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua.







    Attenzione: le lezioni si svolgeranno a settimane alterne.



    Please note that this course takes place on alternate weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
  14. Ways into poetry: an introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Oct 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Are you just starting to write poetry? This inspiring short course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    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 £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  15. Introduction to lipreading
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Lisa Cox
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.







    This course will be delivered online.







    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 £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100

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