"modern languages" blog posts
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
How is Christmas celebrated around the world?
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.
Posted on: 14 December 2020
Italian film noir: a new cinematic concept?
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.
Posted on: 27 November 2020
Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Modern Languages and Cultures students new to University of Liverpool
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:
Posted on: 26 September 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
Best Places to Find the Ultimate International Festive Food in Liverpool in 2019
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.
Posted on: 4 December 2019
19th Edition of the Italian Language Week in the World
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.
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
Watch an exclusive interview with Pep Guardiola and his Q&A from this year's E. Allison Peers Symposium
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.
Posted on: 20 December 2018