"modern languages" blog posts

Get your Language and Culture Fix this Summer

Posted on: 7 July 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

someone reading and drinking coffee at the park

If you’re planning to start a degree with us this year, there are plenty of ways you can get your language and film fix over the summer whilst doing a bit of preparation for your course. The Department of Languages, Cultures and Film has put together an extensive list of recommended resources in the list below. Some of these tie in directly with the modules you’ll be studying with us, as stated where applicable in the descriptions, but most are simply suggestions for broadening your appreciation and enjoyment of languages, cultures and film. Please don’t feel you have to purchase any resources as many will be available in the library or online when you arrive in Liverpool.


How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

Posted on: 14 December 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

A Christmas tree overlooking a beach in the Canary Islands

With Christmas right around the corner, lecturers from the University of Liverpool's Department of Modern Languages and Cultures share some of the traditions enjoyed by their country of expertise each Christmas.


Italian film noir: a new cinematic concept?

Posted on: 27 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

A scene from the film Romanzo Criminale

Is there an Italian film noir? And if so, what is it? These crucial questions, among many others, will be tackled by the Italian film noir special issue co-edited by Dr Marco Paoli (University of Liverpool) and Dr Barbara Pezzotti (Monash University) and recently published in Studies in European Cinema. In particular, this special issue explores crime films from a creative and innovative thematic perspective, namely the influence of the concept of noir on Italian cinema.


Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Modern Languages and Cultures students new to University of Liverpool

Posted on: 26 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student with coffee

Welcome week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC), explore the city and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for MLC students during Welcome Week to get your university experience off to a flying start:


We've got an Instagram!

Posted on: 22 May 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

What’s that? We have an Instagram page dedicated to all things MLC?! Why didn’t we say so before? Well we honestly don’t know but we’re telling you now!


Stop What You’re Doing and Listen to These MLC Podcasts Now

Posted on: 8 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Need to take a break from staring at your screen but still want to be productive at the same time? Look no further than the simple podcast. Choose from thousands of episodes covering large or small topics. You won’t feel guilty for giving your eyes a break. Take a look at a few we’ve found that could help you along with your language study.


Best Places to Find the Ultimate International Festive Food in Liverpool in 2019

Posted on: 4 December 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

We've put together a list of the best festive food and drinks from around the world that you can pick up in Liverpool this year.


19th Edition of the Italian Language Week in the World

Posted on: 11 November 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Last week marked the 19th Edition of The Italian Language Week in the World, a celebration of Italian language this year dedicated to Italian and the stage. Like every year, the Italian Subject Group of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures launched some local events.


Der Drache und der Meermann

Posted on: 24 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Student illustration of a German fairytale

Students produce interesting and original work throughout their degree programmes at the University of Liverpool, but sometimes you come across an extra creative spark! Sarah Bresnahan is studying English, and in her first year at University chose to take a German language module at beginner's level as an additional subject.


Der Hammer – Student Newspaper in German by our Final Years!

Posted on: 2 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

A busy and eventful academic year is coming to an end – and what better way to celebrate the successful completion than a little throwback to one of this year’s most exciting student projects?


Watch an exclusive interview with Pep Guardiola and his Q&A from this year's E. Allison Peers Symposium

Posted on: 20 December 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Pep Guardiola

In November 2018 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola visited the University of Liverpool for a special Q&A as part of the E. Allison Peers Symposium. The wide-ranging discussion touched upon his incredible career as a player and manager, his engagement with Catalan culture and politics, plans for the future, and advice for today's youth. Check out our exclusive interview with Pep before the event, watch his Q&A and get a view of how the evening unfolded through the lens of social media.