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Welcome from Professor Anna Saunders, Head of the Department

Welcome to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film (LCF), and to the start of your exciting journey. In LCF we all share a passion for languages and cultures, the study of which enables us to communicate across boundaries, understand different histories and cultures, and engage actively in a world that is both transcultural and transnational.

Throughout your time with us, those of you studying languages will become bilingual, trilingual or more, and those of you studying film will develop expertise in a range of film cultures from across the globe. Intercultural communication is at the heart of what we do, and equips us all to be responsible global citizens. You will be taught by experts in translation, interpreting, film, literature, history, media and more; languages, cultures and film open doors to different ways of thinking, and we very much look forward to accompanying you on this journey.

This year we have a wide range of events and activities planned for Welcome Week in LCF, tailored both to new students joining us for the first time at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and to returning students. These are designed to familiarise you with your programme and with Liverpool, and importantly to enable you to meet fellow students and staff, including your academic advisor. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Our School Student Support Centre is based at 11 Abercromby Square and is open Monday – Friday, 9am–5pm, or you can email us at

Good luck with your studies – we look forward to working with you!

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The University of Liverpool Confucius Institute

Based at the University of Liverpool, the institute is a focal point for all China-related activity in Merseyside, working closely with schools and colleges, local businesses, community groups and individuals to promote Chinese language and culture. Visit the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute website.

Confucius Institute Welcome Week Events

The Confucius Institute is hosting a wide-range of Welcome Week events, open to all students:

Tuesday 19 September

Meet the teams fair
University Square

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Wednesday 20 September

Mandarin Language and Calligraphy Taster
11am-12pm Mandarin taster
1-3pm Calligraphy taster
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Thursday 21 September

Chinese crafts
11am-12pm Paper cutting
1pm-3pm Wood printing

LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Friday 22 September

Calligraphy, paper cutting, wood printing and music
The Guild 

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Chinese music at the societies fair
The Guild


Open Languages at The University of Liverpool

Our Open Languages programme follows a blended learning approach, with weekly on-campus teaching, supported by additional learning materials in CANVAS, our virtual learning environment. Using CANVAS as a key part of our programme allows us to be flexible and makes use of the latest technology-enhanced learning styles.

Open Languages extracurricular modules are not credit-bearing, but do include regular (optional) assessment and feedback opportunities to allow students and tutors to measure and discuss progress. There are usually 11 weeks of teaching followed by the optional final assessment in the 12th week. The fee for the assessment is incorporated in the cost of the course which is the same whether you choose to take the assessment or not. Students who attend 70+% of the classes will receive a Certificate of Engagement. Additionally, current UoL undergraduates can request to have their Open Languages course recorded in their HEAR if they also sit the optional assessment, please email to enquire at the end of your course.