"portuguese" blog posts
Studying in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro
The past year has without a doubt been the most amazing year of my life! Going from having never travelled outside of Europe to spending 5 months each in both Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro has been an incredibly transformative experience.
Posted on: 14 June 2023
Ana Bela Almeida Features in National Museums Liverpool Podcast
Ana Bela Almeida, lecturer in Portuguese, was interviewed for the National Museums Liverpool on celebrated Portuguese artist Paula Rego.
Posted on: 20 April 2022
A look back at Iberian and Latin American Week - Feb 2021
Following this semester’s Peers-Iberian and Latin American Week (#Peers-IBLAW21), let’s look back at February 2021’s week-long events celebrating Iberian and Latin American languages and cultures. As ever, they were wide-ranging and included a variety of activities from the very popular Galician language and culture taster to academic and literary talks and the workshop Un Museo para Mi. We had amazing contributions from our students, Hollie and Laura. Both were active in the Modern Languages Society and went above and beyond in designing and running the Teleparty watch along evening and the Quiz night, which were both tremendous fun.
Posted on: 12 November 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
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
Language Stories in Liverpool — Portuguese
Languages Stories in Liverpool is a new project set up to highlight the broad spectrum of international languages and cultures in our great city. Sarah Blohm, Juliet Boardman, Hannah Bone, Olivia Phillips uncover Liverpool's relationship with the Portuguese culture.
Posted on: 8 May 2019
Our pick of international bands to see at Liverpool Sound City!
Liverpool is home to one of the biggest metropolitan music festivals in Europe! Liverpool Sound City will take over the Baltic area of the city this weekend (3 - 5 May), with more than 250 gigs spread across various venues; from acoustic and urban artists at cafés and bars to headlining bands and DJs in warehouses and clubs.
Posted on: 2 May 2019
Paula Rego: using her art to learn about history, politics and culture
It’s one thing to try and remember many different dates from the past – but how about learning about the history of a country through looking at art?
Posted on: 3 April 2019
Discovering Paula Rego - feminism, art and activism
Luke, one of our language students, tells us why he is passionate about the art of Paula Rego - who is considered to be one of the greatest living painters.
Posted on: 8 March 2019
Student delivered Portuguese taster sessions offered to local schools
Ana Bela Almeida, Lecturer in Portuguese at the University of Liverpool reflects on the benefits of the ‘Portuguese language taster’ presentation as an assessment for final year Portuguese students and as an opportunity to increase school pupils’ knowledge of languages at University.
Posted on: 18 December 2018
Contradictions, counter-cultures and 'a rural world of mythical force' - film festival highlights
As we gear up for the start of the Liverpool Iberian and Latin American Festival on 26 October, three of the team behind the festival have chosen some of their top highlights.
Posted on: 24 October 2017