Short courses

Short courses in modern languages ​​• City, University of London

City’s online language courses are a great way to learn a foreign language. Choose from ten modern languages, all delivered in small, interactive groups and taught by qualified native speakers.

Discover our short modern language courses


Asia and Middle East

Want to perfect your holiday French? Curious about Japanese culture? Thinking of exploring your Arab heritage? Whatever your ambitions, join our supportive and personalized language courses and learn to communicate effectively in the language of your choice.

Immersive teaching

Taught by experienced native tutors, City’s language lessons will immerse you in your language of choice with a fully interactive teaching program designed to get you speaking, reading and writing in a foreign language.

Delivered in small, interactive groups, each class is unique and tailored to the needs and interests of the group. You will learn about current events, culture and traditions as part of your overall understanding of the language.

Building trust

We believe the best way to learn is to try – even if it means making lots of mistakes – so you can engage in conversation with your tutor and classmates as much as possible.

How it works

We offer levels from beginner to advanced and can help you find the level that’s right for you. Our language coordinator can offer you personalized advice based on your knowledge and experience.

Each level consists of three 10-week modules or “parts”, taught at progressive levels and starting in September, January and April/May. You can choose to follow a single module or register for the full year.

The secret to learning a language? It’s all about trust. Follow our students’ French and Chinese learning experiences at City.

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