"spain" blog posts

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.


My Little Samurai – The Story of the Boy Who Didn’t Live

Posted on: 9 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Trans activist Ekai Lersundi

“I remember that day”, said one of Ekai’s fellow trans activists who Athanasia (Nancy) Francis, PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies, collaborates with in her research, recounting the events of 15th February 2018. “I was in class, had my phone on vibration, and the notifications on our Whatsapp group just kept coming non-stop. My friends’ profile pictures were turned black. I had a feeling that something bad was happening- something really bad. I left class and called a friend to find out. I just couldn’t believe it…” Ekai had taken his own life at the age of 16.


The Boom of Feminism in Spain

Posted on: 27 February 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

The year 2018 represented a boom of feminism in Spain. Spain made a crucial progress in gender equality: thousands of people demonstrated for women’s equality, the government of Pedro Sánchez identified with being feminist: 11 out of 17 positions are in the hands of women, government priorities included agreements against gender violence and for work equality. Moreover, the government turned to the Real Academia Española regarding the 'inclusive' language in the Constitution.


Five things to do in Merseyside for anyone interested in languages and international cultures this summer

Posted on: 5 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Chinatown banner

With summer now upon us, you might be looking for things to do in Merseyside before the start of the new term (trust us, this will come around very quickly!). While teaching may be over until September, there’s still plenty of things to do and see in the area that relate to languages: from Chinese to Brazilian culture.


How language and immigration are connected, and why we should care

Posted on: 21 September 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

A beach with blue sky

Both in the UK and Europe, immigration is at the forefront of many of today’s political debates. Immigration and language are inextricably tied: For immigrants, knowing the language of their new community can play an important role in their ability to fully participate in day to day life.