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  1. German beginners: module 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 5 and 6 (Hodder Arnold).



    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:
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  2. Latin 3: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Judith Rice
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your skills at reading and translating Latin texts, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes.



    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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  3. German beginners: module 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Vera Messarius
    The course aims to enable students to begin to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Japanese woodcut printmaking techniques
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
  5. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
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  6. Developing photography skills
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Interior design after work
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Keith C Clarke
    Develop essential knowledge and techniques to give your interior design scheme crackle and pop. This introductory course will cover spatial awareness, planning, lighting, colour and furniture: providing you with the confidence to tackle your own home.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  8. ITEC Level 2 Award in Providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ronni Goddard
    Are you looking to gain a qualification that will enable you to provide Facial Skincare treatments, either as an add-on to your current therapist practise, or as a stand-alone offering? Our Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare will give you a recognised qualification that will allow you to provide and develop bespoke Luxury Facial Skincare treatments to your client base, both within a salon setting and as a mobile therapist.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
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  9. Maths for life and work (foundation)
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to improve your everyday maths so you become more confident when making calculations with money, understanding figures, charts and graphs in newspapers or measuring rooms? Do you want to achieve a functional skills qualification but are not yet ready? This course will help you with the essential maths you need to participate, fully in society, make progress at work and solve everyday problems. You will learn about whole numbers, decimals and fractions and how to use maths to solve problems involving time, money and measurement. You will learn about the properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and how to read, interpret and comment on information in tables and charts. By the end of the course, you will be much more aware of how much maths there is in everyday life and how maths can help you.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) 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 if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. Old English level 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    This course follows on the level 1 class. Continue to learn the Old English grammar and become familiar with more of its features.



    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 £179.00 Concession £116.00
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  11. Drawing 3: experimental approaches
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore a range of materials and challenging approaches to develop your creative potential in drawing, informed by artists contexts. Building on your previous experience, develop your observational drawing skills for greater accuracy and complexity as well as learning to manipulate composition, surface and mark-making to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
  12. Life in Anglo-Saxon England
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    What was daily life like for people in England a thousand years ago? What clothes did they wear, what food did they eat, what were their houses like? What language did they speak and how was it written? What medical knowledge did they have, and who practised it? What were their religious beliefs, and what were their superstitions? The course will take a look at ordinary life in Anglo-Saxon England using evidence from archaeology, literature, iconography, place-names and other sources.



    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 £116.00
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  13. Chamber music: advanced
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 5/6 or above with good sight-reading skills.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £118.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  14. Meditation and mindfulness
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Lisa Forde
    Learn meditation and mindfulness techniques to help develop resilience and enhance mental health and well-being. Discover ways to live life with more curiosity, equanimity and empathy. This course is online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
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  15. Old English literature
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    Read and analyse the language of some works in the Old English literature. This course is suitable for those students who have completed the level 1 and level 2 courses.



    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 £116.00

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