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  1. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (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.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  2. Acting: scenework
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    Consolidate your techniques as you rehearse and perform in a duologue and/or a monologue from a published play text in this intensive practical course.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  3. Debating: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout. 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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00
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    92% of 100
  4. Emergency First Aid at Work: QA Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Steven Faerber
    Do you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in emergency first aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.







    Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.







    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
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  5. Italian beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Oct 2022 (and 8 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Mariangela Pilloni
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'







    Please note that this course takes place at our college in Covent Garden.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  6. French small group conversation
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join these small group conversation classes. Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken French in a friendly environment.



    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 £119.00 Concession £119.00
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  7. Setting up a private counselling practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Delrose Bowes
    Wondering if this is the way forward? Explore the practical, emotional, financial, legal and ethical aspects of private practice and increase your knowledge and confidence. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
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  8. Reading for writers: the short story (a fortnightly course)
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    The best way to write good short stories is to read a lot of good ones first. Dive into the best of short fiction, explore point-of-view, character and pacing, and begin to apply the lessons learnt to your own writing in this fortnightly 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 £129.00 Concession £65.00
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  9. Digital skills for artists and designers
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew McCarten
    The course shows how key digital software can be used for creating self-promotional images and communications, as a personal representation of your work, either as an artist or as a designer. The skills learnt will enable you to build a digital platform for your work and assist your self-confidence in creating digital adverts and communications about yourself.



    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 £129.00
  10. Physical Theatre: introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    Physical theatre is a large umbrella of techniques and approaches. It teaches you sensitivity in your movement, awareness of yourself and in how you can create and build story, character and emotion. In this introductory course to the world of Physical theatre, we will look at the key players in this genre and how these techniques have defined their work in theatre making and how they can be useful for you in your toolkit of skills.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £76.00
  11. ESOL pronunciation: stage 2 (level 1-2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    What are the different ways of pronouncing 'a'? Does 'for' always sound like 'four'? Is 't' always pronounced the same way? Learn the answers to these questions as you focus on fluent pronunciation practising linking, rhythm and stress and discover how context affects the pronunciation of English. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1), who have completed Stage 1. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk for more information. Highly fluent students at level 3 or above should apply to the courses in the drama department.



    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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £70.00
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  12. Arabic reading group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Do you enjoy reading Arabic? Do you want to start reading in Arabic and deepen your knowledge of



    Arab culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Arabic short stories.You will need to be able to read the alphabet, words and phrases to be able to join this course. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 3.



    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. ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tired of people not understanding you? Would you like to sound 'more English'? Do you need to communicate well with people in your work? Then this specialist course will help you. Learn how to make the individual sounds of English, hear the differences between them, and read and write the phonemic script, a special alphabet of sounds. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1). Highly fluent students at level 3 or above should apply to the courses in the drama department.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. 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).



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  14. Introduction to Lipreading
    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
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  15. Russian 5: advanced conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Inessa Ray
    This is an advanced discussion group covering cultural issues with relevant points of grammar, as and when necessary. You should have an advanced level (5 years or more) of spoken Russian.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00

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