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  1. Latin 2: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Judith Rice
    Improve your knowledge of Latin grammar and your ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Suitable if you have completed Latin 2 module 2 at City Lit or have an equivalent knowledge.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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  2. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  3. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Ottavia Castellina
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  4. Introduction to Lipreading
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    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 taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
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    96% of 100
  5. Spanish 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    Improve your elementary Spanish on this communicative course, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish beginners: module 3' or equivalent. Based on units 1-5 of 'Ele Actual A2 (libro del alumno)' and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  6. Photography for beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    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 £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  7. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
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  8. Grammar in practice: advanced (level 2+)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Is your grammar holding you back? Learn how to communicate more effectively by analysing, discussing and experimenting with English grammar. This course will help you realise that grammar is really about meaning: understanding better the meaning of what someone is saying and expressing yourself more meaningfully.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible. The course runs over three terms (though you may start any term, places allowing).



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
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  9. Hindi beginners: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rohini Bakshi
    Learn the basics of this captivating language with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. Suitable for complete beginners. Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasises the practical use of the language. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  10. Pre level 6 in BSL
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    This course is the language development part of the Level 6 in BSL Studies. Ideal for you if you have passed level 3 in BSL or Level 4 in BSL - depending on your BSL skills. This course is suitable for you if you want to continue to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard for progression to the Level 6 in BSL.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  11. Contemporary printmaking studio: focus on creative layers
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    This course is a chance to develop personal artwork, using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. Experiment and embrace the possibilities within combined layers and surface textures. Processes covered include monotype, screen-printing and etching/intaglio. All levels of experience welcome.
    Full fee £749.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £487.00
  12. Art and identity: from the High Renaissance to the Reformation
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Rose Barber
    Explore the legendary art and artists of the High Renaissance in Italy and the Netherlands from c. 1490-1540. Consider the role that ‘self-fashioning’ plays in their fame and notoriety through close reading engagement of a combination of images and texts.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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  13. Create a short film in 5 evenings
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    Have you always wanted to make a film but didn’t know where to start? This course will guide you through



    all the film making processes including scripting, filming, recording sound, editing and exporting your own



    short film.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  14. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  15. Chinese 5: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    For advanced learners ( Citylit advanced level) of Mandarin Chinese to improve their speaking, listening and command of the Chinese language at a higher level (equivalent to HSK-4).







    Suitable if you have studied Chinese part-time for at least 5-6 years/ full-time for more than two years and have been self-learning and using Chinese occasionally in life/work or if you have passed HSK level-3 or equivalent (1500 vocabulary items or more).Students should be able to read Chinese characters.



    This course will be delivered online. 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

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