James found that retirement provided the perfect opportunity to pursue his interest in languages and discovered that language courses at City Lit gave him the opportunity to learn and experience different cultures from around the world.
'Since studying language, I’ve found that my maternal language has improved dramatically. Obviously now I can read and write in foreign languages as well as I can in English.'
‘It’s changed my life considerably; I mean the cultures of the different countries have been fantastic to be involved with and I’ve discovered so many beautiful things that are within the world that I never knew existed.'
'I think what I’d try and do is make sure that more people of my age group know exists and how affordable it is and how much they can gain from it because you really do gain a tremendous amount.'