Londoners: Ever Wanted To Learn A New Language?

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Londoners: Ever Wanted To Learn A New Language?

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FrontLondoners are a curious bunch. And we don’t just mean that we can be slightly off the wall with a keen interest in avoiding eye contact on public transport. We mean that Londoners are eager to try new things, explore different routes and pursue our passions.

And that’s where City Lit comes in. Learning doesn’t have to be left behind at school, and London’s biggest provider of part-time courses knows that grown ups are just as hungry to discover new things. From tai chi to chess, philosophy to biscuit decorating, beer tasting to bookbinding, City Lit is all about allowing you to pursue the interests that matter most to you.

We recently took to the streets to ask random passers-by what they have always wanted to learn. Some had to ponder for a moment, others had the answer ready on their lips, but no one had a problem thinking of something: everybody we asked was able to tell us of some skill, some talent, some knowledge they wished they had.

There was one area that proved overwhelmingly popular: languages.

Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and even Latin all popped up as languages that Londoners wanted to learn. And you know that old adage: there’s no time like the present? Well, it’s true. If there’s a dialect you’ve always wanted to wrap your tongue around then why dilly-dally? City Lit has over 800 different language courses every year and currently you can choose from (deep breath):

  • Arabic
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Classical Greek
  • Cornish
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Gaelic
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Modern Greek
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Somalian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Twi
  • Welsh

But if a nuova lingua doesn’t float your curiosity boat then don’t worry — City Lit has plenty to offer those of you already lingually content, whether your passions lie in photography, nature, science, history, drama, music or food.

We’ll be back next week to look at the City Lit courses on offer around the next two popular answers we heard from Londoners: art and music. But in the meantime, perché non provare qualcosa di nuovo?

Last Updated 08 December 2014