"german" blog posts
Posted on: 15 March 2022 | Category: 2021 posts
On the morning of the 8th of March 2022, guest speaker Eric Cohen delivered two talks about the Shoah and the personal ramifications it has had for him. Since retiring from his job as a head teacher, Eric has dedicated his life to educating the next generation about the Holocaust and spreading peace and tolerance.
Posted on: 2 March 2022 | Category: 2021 posts
As students of Modern Foreign Languages, much of our time at university is spent writing: essays, articles, reviews, and the like. But very little of this writing is ever seen by anyone other than our lecturers, rather it remains buried on our computer hard drives never to be seen again. However, this semester we, a group of final year German students, decided that we wanted to change this. Plus, the focus on writing articles for a theoretical student newspaper in our German language module was the perfect opportunity to do this. What if we were to turn this theoretical student newspaper into a real one?
Posted on: 6 February 2022 | Category: 2021 posts
Two friends from Liverpool talk about their different professional journeys from beginner's level German at our University as part of the Triple Subject T900 (BA Hons). Jessica tells us all about her experience this week.
Posted on: 2 February 2022 | Category: 2021 posts
Two friends from Liverpool talk about their different professional journeys from beginner's level German at our University as part of the Triple Subject T900 (BA Hons). Eloise tells us all about her experience this week.
Posted on: 22 December 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
Year Abroad student Lewis shares his experience of the Christmas markets in Hamburg
Posted on: 20 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
During my three years at the University of Liverpool, I was awarded three prizes for the best overall performance in German, which were great achievements for me.
Posted on: 7 July 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
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.
Posted on: 28 June 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
We are delighted to announce that from 1 July 2021 the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will change its name to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film.
Posted on: 19 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
Isobel graduated in 2019 and here she tells us about her journey learning German at Liverpool - from starting as a beginner to becoming a prize winner!
Posted on: 7 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
On 8th of March 2021, German final-year students were fortunate enough to talk to Zeitzeuge Eric Cohen, a son and grandson of victims of the Holocaust.
Posted on: 11 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
Dr Liam Lewis (Lecturer in French) and three students from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures explain why businesses should consider hiring a Modern Languages student as part of the University of Liverpool Year Abroad programme.
Posted on: 3 August 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
MLC finalists on the undergraduate dissertation module (MODL307) excelled themselves this year, producing a truly excellent set of projects on a wide range of research topics, from medieval representations of Joan of Arc to the social impact of neoliberal economic policies in contemporary Latin America. Each of the students involved carried out an independent research project of 10,000 words under the expert guidance of a staff member. The following is a selection of some of the projects produced by our talented dissertation students this year:
Posted on: 17 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
In the summer of 2020, many students’ travel plans have unfortunately had to be put on hold for the time being. However, if you are planning to start a degree in modern languages with us this year, there are still plenty of ways that you can get your language fix over the summer whilst doing a bit of preparation for your course. The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have put together an extensive list of recommended resources for students looking for ways that they can prepare for starting their language studies with us this autumn. All recommended resources are purely suggestions for enjoyment over the summer, therefore do not feel you have to purchase any resources as many will be available in the library when you arrive in Liverpool.
Posted on: 13 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
Ahead of the Class of 2020 online celebration later this week, teaching staff from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have recorded a thank you message to our outgoing students for their efforts throughout their time with the University of Liverpool.
Posted on: 3 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
Alice, upcoming BA (Hons) English and German graduate (2020), talks about why she chose the University of Liverpool for her degree, how much she enjoyed the community by spending time in the Language Lounge, how she was prepared for her Year Abroad and what she did there in Vienna, and how she coped with the lockdown while finishing her degree.
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!
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.
Posted on: 1 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
Following the virtual guest seminar from German author and journalist Kerstin Carlstedt last month, we asked students for their feedback on the session and to find out what they think of the move to online teaching.
Posted on: 19 March 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
It is always a highlight when we can welcome an external speaker to the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. This semester, we invited the German author Kerstin Carlstedt who had an Amazon Bestseller before Christmas with her publication of 'Let’s play: Fortnite' (Carlsen: 2019), a selection of interviews with Germany’s favourite Fortnite YouTubers. Meanwhile, Kerstin Carlstedt’s first teenage novel 'Die Trolle von Shabby Sands' (forthcoming Fischer: 2020) is keenly awaited at the end of April.
Posted on: 11 November 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
Berlin has just concluded a ‘festival week’ of art installations, performances, exhibitions, talks, tours, workshops and concerts to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago: over 200 events in total. One of the main attractions was the installation ‘Visions in Motion’: a fluttering overhead carpet of 30,000 coloured ribbons, on which Berliners and visitors, young and old, had written their wishes, hopes and visions for the future. It was a mesmerising sight, providing spectacular scenery for the main evening extravaganza at the Brandenburg Gate on 9 November. But what does this tell us about 1989? Is this not too gimmicky – too light on history? Professor Anna Saunders, Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, examines the history of this anniversary.
Posted on: 24 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
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.
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?
Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
My name is Sylwia, and I’m a French student in \"Langues Etrangères Appliquées\" (Applied Languages English and German with a focus on Law, Economy and Literature) from Sorbonne-Université. My taste for adventure led me to do my Erasmus year abroad at the University of Liverpool where I study International Business and German with a specialisation in marketing to prepare me for my future Master’s.
Posted on: 21 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
On 6th March 2019, Year 2 students of German were treated to a glimpse of a translator's life and work in a session hosted by Austrian translator Michaela Pschierer-Barnfather.
Posted on: 5 November 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Alice, a third-year German and English student at the University of Liverpool, provides an update on her year abroad adventure in Vienna, where she'll complete a work placement with 3D printing company Lithoz.
Posted on: 14 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Veronika Koeper-Saul discusses the linguistic idiosyncrasies that have arisen from perspectives of the beautiful game in Germany: from 1954 World Cup winning manager Sepp Herberger's blunt motivational words, to former Bayern Munich manager Giovanni Trappatoni's infamous press conference rant.
Posted on: 23 February 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Petra Sterry comes to visit second-year students, creating postcards that will feature in her exhibition later this year.
Posted on: 18 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
Meet Erin Kearns in Bonn, Germany! It sounds like Erin has had a great time on the first part of her year abroad - it's given her a lot of confidence and a feeling of independence too.
Posted on: 9 November 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
As human beings, we are always fascinated by the future - and Metropolis is the original and perhaps greatest film about a city of the future.
Posted on: 27 April 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
“There were Black Germans?” My students are always surprised to learn that there were and are a community of African immigrants and Afro-Germans that dates back to the nineteenth century - and sometimes earlier.
Posted on: 24 October 2016 | Category: 2016 posts
There's no doubt that vampires continue to be a fascination in the world of film. (Remember that tiny movie called 'Twilight'?) But this Halloween we are thinking back to where it all started: F. W. Murnau’s 'Nosferatu' from 1922.