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  1. English communication for life and work - with maths and digital skills (entry 3)
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your English reading, writing, speaking and listening so that you can express yourself confidently and do the most important and common everyday tasks at home and at work? Do you also want to develop your digital skills and maths so you can use be confident online and also handle money and budget successfully? Join this course and develop your communication skills for work and personal life. You will visit places of interest such as museums, cafes and market so you develop your skills in a real life settings. You will learn how to read and write paragraphs and short texts about topics that interest you and important events. You will practise filling in forms, writing formal and informal letters and emails and you will improve your spelling, vocabulary and use of punctuation. You will also become more confident in expressing your thoughts and feelings and dealing with difficult situations, for example, at work or in your personal life. You will practise talking about your own life events and key issues such as news stories, public figures, health and culture. Your digital skills and maths will improve so you can manage your money, research important topics and use social media.



    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
  2. English, maths and digital skills for life (entry 1-entry 2)
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your reading and writing of English and your spoken communication skills? Would you like to practise your computer and digital skills at the same time? Do you need to work on your maths? You can do all of this in this class. On this course you will improve your writing, reading, speaking, listening, your maths and digital skill by discussing important topics,completing creative tasks and visiting places such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Transport Museum, cafes, libraries, and markets. You will learn how to express yourself confidently when talking, writing and using the computer, read and write full sentences in English, fill in forms on paper and on the computer, understand and write important letters and emails land make appointments. You will become confident in your spelling, vocabulary, using capital letters, full stops and expressing your thoughts and feelings. You will practise searching for information on the Internet. And you will learn the maths you need for everyday life such as adding up your shopping costs and calculating your weekly budget. This course will help you learn all the most important skills you need in life.



    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).possible.



    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
  3. Lunchtime lecture: Reading Old Master Drawings - an art historical insight
    Course start date:  Wed 22 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    What is drawing and what is its unique place in the history of art? Come to understand this special medium through an exploration of some of the greatest draughtspeople in Western European art.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £7.00
  4. Learning to use your iPhone
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Is your iPhone confusing you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? This short course will help you understand your phone, troubleshoot problems and use some of its most popular features and apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
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  5. Lunchtime lecture: Yoko Ono - viewer as participant
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    Get to know the art of Yoko Ono from performance art to installation. We explore how the artist works in collaboration with the participant to create communal art for all.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £7.00
  6. London's smaller galleries: Apsley House
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Explore the home and art collection of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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  7. Polish beginners: holiday kit
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Wojtczak
    Make the most of your holidays in a Poland with this short, intensive course. Learn all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  8. Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Does your smartphone confuse you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? Understanding and navigating your way round a smartphone is now as important as being able to use a regular computer. This short course will help you understand your Android smartphone, troubleshoot problems and use some of the most popular apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  9. Spanish taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Jul 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  10. Grow in confidence with networking - for work and business
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lila Veltze
    Are you one of the estimated 90% of people who find networking daunting and difficult? If so, discover the easy way to network, and reap the benefits in your work or business life.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  11. Clarinet taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Sleightholme
    Learn the basics of clarinet playing and discover what is involved in learning the instrument: embouchure, breathing, articulation and fingering. Please bring your own Bb clarinet.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  12. Social media content strategy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  13. French taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Get a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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