"german" blog posts
Inspiring Writing – The German author Kerstin Carlstedt visits students of German
On Friday, 21st April 2023 we welcomed the Liverpool-based German author Kerstin Carlstedt to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film. Kerstin spoke to first- and second-year students of German about her books, her inspiration for writing and her career.
Posted on: 27 April 2023
Scausländer – The legend lives on
In March 2023 in the Language Lounge on Abercromby Square, the editorial team of Rebecca, Michael and Luke, presented the work that they completed on “Scausländer”, the University’s German-language online student newspaper.
Posted on: 13 April 2023
Tales of the Holocaust
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: 15 March 2022
Scausländer Zeitung: Creating a German Language Student Newspaper in Liverpool!
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: 2 March 2022
Graduation – Five Years On
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: 6 February 2022
Graduation – Five Years On
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: 2 February 2022
Christmas markets in Hamburg
Year Abroad student Lewis shares his experience of the Christmas markets in Hamburg
Posted on: 22 December 2021
Winning the German Language Prize
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: 20 October 2021
Get your Language and Culture Fix this Summer
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: 7 July 2021
Welcome to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film!
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: 28 June 2021
Learning German - from beginner to prize winner
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: 19 April 2021
A Talk with Eric Cohen: Son and Grandson of Holocaust Victims
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: 7 April 2021
Why your business should hire a Modern Languages student from the University of Liverpool
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: 11 January 2021
Our Language Graduates and their Dissertations
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: 3 August 2020
Get your Language and Culture Fix this Summer
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: 17 July 2020
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures thanks the Class of 2020
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: 13 July 2020
Alice reflects on her time as a student in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
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: 3 July 2020
We've got an Instagram!
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: 22 May 2020
Stop What You’re Doing and Listen to These MLC Podcasts Now
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: 8 April 2020
Learning in the time of the Coronavirus
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: 1 April 2020
Teaching in the time of the Coronavirus
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: 19 March 2020
GALLERY: Marking thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall
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: 11 November 2019
Der Drache und der Meermann
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: 24 September 2019
Der Hammer – Student Newspaper in German by our Final Years!
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: 2 July 2019
Sylwia's Erasmus adventure in Liverpool
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: 14 May 2019
Austrian translator Michaela Pschierer-Barnfather visits to host translation workshop
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: 21 March 2019
Alice's Adventures in Austria
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: 5 November 2018
Germany and the language of football
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: 14 June 2018
Austrian Artist Petra Sterry Visits us for the Second Time!
Petra Sterry comes to visit second-year students, creating postcards that will feature in her exhibition later this year.
Posted on: 23 February 2018
Year abroad vlog - Erin's experience in Germany
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: 18 December 2017
Metropolis - 'the mother of sci-fi cinema' 90 years on
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: 9 November 2017
Black German - researching the moving story of Theodor Michael
“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: 27 April 2017
A ghostly and shadowy world - why we love Nosferatu
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.
Posted on: 24 October 2016