"university of liverpool" blog posts
My year abroad in Frankfurt: unpredictability and Currywurst
In August I made the move to Frankfurt, Germany, for my year abroad.
Posted on: 21 December 2022
Two Liverpool students have just completed work worked on an Undergraduate Research Scheme project, led by Professor Anna Saunders, entitled ‘Covid-19 and the Memorial Landscape’. The project investigated the numerous different ways in which Covid-19 is being remembered in memorial form across the globe. Matthew Griffiths reflects here on his experience of the project and presents the central findings, while Xiaoyu Hua brings some of the key projects together into a vlog.
Posted on: 10 October 2022
Featured Project: Multilingual Heritage
Professor Robert Blackwood is the Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded research network on Multilingual Heritage, which looks at ways in which monolingualism is challenged in museums, monuments, and memorialisation.
Posted on: 24 August 2022
"How do you say 'Podcast' in Spanish?" : Podcasting for Language Learning
Any language student will be familiar with that oft-repeated tip from teachers: listening to podcasts in their target language. And with good reason – podcasts are a great way to practise listening skills while running on the treadmill or cleaning the house, and they are becoming increasingly popular.
Posted on: 31 May 2022
Christmas markets in Hamburg
Year Abroad student Lewis shares his experience of the Christmas markets in Hamburg
Posted on: 22 December 2021
Semester 1 Summaries: Emily Teague
This year I started my second academic year at university, living in Smithdown as appose to last year when I lived in halls. The freedom of living in a house with all your friends is unmatched- I would highly recommend the area; great bus connections for university and two major supermarkets very close! I study Hispanic Studies and Italian and the two work very well together in my opinion. My favourite module for Italian has to be ITAL256 which is our grammar module, as learning grammar is the most interesting part of language learning for me. As for Hispanic Studies, I am really enjoying HISP218, which is a module focused on studying politics in the Basque Country. Every module you will study at Liverpool is extremely engaging, as they ask for students’ opinions all the time, and mould most of the modules around your interests- it is very flexible which is great!
Posted on: 16 December 2021
Our Favourite Places to Visit Outside of the City
Sometimes you just want to take a break from city life, escape for a few hours. We know the feeling! We've put together a few suggestions of where you could go, including some stops along the way. So get your comfy trainers ready because you're about to go on an adventure.
Posted on: 8 August 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
3VP at MLC – Translating memory – Hannah’s story
Hannah Wilson (BA Modern Languages: Triple) spent Semester 1 on a Year 3 Virtual Placement or 3VP with the MLC research project ‘A Museum for Me’ led by Prof. Claire Taylor with Dr Lucia Brandi, which works with the National Museum of Colombia to produce educational materials on memory and representation.. Here, Hannah talks to the MLC blog about A Museum for Me product range, and her role as a 3VP intern.
Posted on: 28 April 2021
Art everywhere – three ways to get your culture fix in Liverpool
We are a resilient university in a city full of character. With spring arriving, it’s time to re-discover the streets of Liverpool to find some much-needed colour, joy and wonder.
Posted on: 8 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
Li Qingzhao (1084 – 1155) and her Ci’ (Lyric Poetry)
Dr Penny Ding shares the story of Chinese female poet Li Qingzhao.
Posted on: 9 March 2021
Celebrating Chinese New Year of the Gold Ox in Liverpool
Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute Dr Penny Ding explains why this year's Spring Festival is so special.
Posted on: 10 February 2021
Modern Language Films on Free-to-View Platforms Internship
For this blog post, we have created a mini ‘Student Picks’ Film Festival. We have each chosen a film that appealed to us during our research and have written a small review to show you more about the great films that are available on these platforms.
Posted on: 1 February 2021
All Hands on Deck for Colombia Project
MLC offers a warm welcome to two new faces joining us this term - William Condiza and Marina Echeverría - the department’s first ‘Virtual’ Visiting Scholars.
Posted on: 31 October 2020
Monuments and memorials: how should a city acknowledge its past?
Modern Languages and Cultures postgraduate student Rudi Hart talks about their time in the Netherlands whilst researching for their master's degree, the importance of monuments and memorials in cities and acknowledging the past.
Posted on: 1 October 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
6 International Bakes You Need to Try and the Movies You Should Watch Whilst Eating Them
It’s time to pull open the cupboards and search for what you have. Got eggs that need using? Maybe make use of that flour you haven’t touched. We’ve compiled a list of incredibly tasty and sweet treats for you to have a go at. If you don’t have exactly what you need, swap some stuff out (within reason) or if not try one of our other recommendations. This is a way for you to get creative, you never know you may just invent the next food craze. So get that apron on and fire up the oven. Move over banana bread, the new kids are in town.
Posted on: 17 April 2020
My year abroad: The one with the French culture shock
After being in France for a few weeks, the initial excitement of moving to another country has started to dwindle and is instead being replaced with a sort of limbo-like feeling. I officially live in France, but I’m still not quite used to the complexities of Rennes life and culture. The things that were exotic and fascinating at first now seem confusing and disorientating. We were warned about experiencing culture shock in Liverpool’s pre-departure briefings, but it’s only now that I’m realising that that’s exactly what this comedown is. To help new travellers out, I’ve prepared a list of things to look out for, things to be warned about and things to get you hyped up about going abroad:
Posted on: 17 April 2020
17 Activities to Boost Your Mood Whilst Studying From Home
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut sometimes and that’s okay. Everyone feels that way at one time or another. But the greatest feeling is getting yourself into the groove and achieving your goals for the day. Tackling the small things or doing something that you enjoy can help combat low moods and get you on the path to productivity. Here are some of our favourite things to do when we need a mood boost.
Posted on: 17 April 2020
My year abroad: The one with the first week in France (part two)
After meeting the other Erasmus students in Rennes, Emily continues her first week of studying in France by boxing off the admin jobs and going to her first lectures.
Posted on: 3 April 2020
My year abroad: The one with the first week in France (part one)
“Just over a week has passed by in my new home, in my new country, and so many incredible things have happened.” In fact, so many things happened in Emily’s first week of her Study Abroad adventure that we’ve split this entry into two parts. In part one, Emily gets to know her fellow Erasmus students and check out the sights of the city.
Posted on: 23 March 2020
My year abroad: The one with the first day in France
The day of my departure, I arrived at Birmingham Airport with far too much time to spare as usual (thanks mum). So after some weepy goodbyes and a Prêt A Manger baguette (very appropriate), the nerves were very quickly overtaken by a bit of airport boredom. Not the worst thing in the world, believe me, considering the adventure I was about to embark on.
Posted on: 10 March 2020
Las Tesis: A Women's History Month Special
Women's History Month is a chance to celebrate the efforts that different feminist groups exercise to make the world a better and safer place.
Posted on: 6 March 2020
My year abroad: The one with all the packing
Pack. And then unpack. And then do it again. And still you’ll end up panic throwing something into the case the night before your departure. But at least with this list from Year Abroad student Emily Holtom in front of you, you’re less likely to forget something you really wanted to bring.
Posted on: 27 February 2020
My year abroad: The one with the checklist — 15 things to prepare
There’s a whole lot that needs doing before you go off to live in a foreign country, whatever your pathway. Emily Holtom provides a neat little(ish) list for you to tick off.
Posted on: 20 February 2020
My year abroad: The one with revision and research
In the second part of Emily Holtom’s Year Abroad series, she gives an overview of the things you need to do and think about before your Year Abroad journey can begin.
Posted on: 5 February 2020
My year abroad: The one with all the introductions
French and English student Emily Holtom kicks off a new blog series where she shares her experiences on her year studying abroad in France. For part one of the series, Emily introduces herself and provides an overview of her time so far in Rennes.
Posted on: 29 January 2020
Our top revision tips for exam season
It’s that time of year again. But you’ve got this. Deep breath.
Posted on: 6 January 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
An Italian, a Spaniard and a Frenchman Walk Into a Bar… — An Improv Workshop for Language Teachers
On Tuesday 10 September Ana Reimão from the University of Liverpool's Department of Modern Languages and Cultures hosted the workshop ‘Improv for Language Teachers’ led by Rosie Wilkinson, artistic director of Impropriety CIC. Ana provides a summary of the day and details how the workshop came about.
Posted on: 18 September 2019
Five things to do during Welcome Week
Welcome Week kicks off on Monday, giving new students the opportunity to get to know their new flatmates, explore Liverpool and settle in before they start lectures. Take a look at our top five tips to help you get started with university life.
Posted on: 13 September 2019
“…don’t forget the photos, it’s very important” - An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the ‘Gypsy Camp’ in Auschwitz
The travelling exhibition about the Nazi persecution of Sinti and Roma, has returned from across the water – the Mersey, that is.
Posted on: 9 August 2019
Modern Languages and Cultures Graduation 2019 — Social media roundup
Last week we said goodbye to our Class of 2019 at Graduation as they begin the next step of their journey as University of Liverpool graduates. Check out our roundup of social media messages from the day.
Posted on: 22 July 2019
Coming to terms with the colonial past? A visit to Tervuren
French history and culture expert, Prof Charles Forsdick, explores Belgium's colonial past.
Posted on: 11 March 2019
Art in the city - what to see at Liverpool Biennial 2018
More than 40 artists from 22 countries will participate in this year’s Liverpool Biennial which invites artists and audiences to reflect on \"...a world in social, political and economic turmoil\". It's the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK and this year's theme is 'Beautiful world, where are you?'.
Posted on: 20 July 2018
InnoConf18: a celebration of language teaching and learning
On Friday, 22 June, we hosted the InnoConf18 Innovative Language Teaching and Learning Conference, titled “New Trends in Language Teaching and Learning at University”.
Posted on: 17 July 2018