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All Hands on Deck for Colombia Project

Posted on: 31 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

MVR logo with twitter handle

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.


China-US relations and the US election: Thucydides's Trap?

Posted on: 29 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

The flags of USA and China

Dr Chonglong Gu is lecturer/assistant professor in Chinese Translation Studies with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and is interested in issues of power, ideology, political discourse, media and communication.


Why study Italian at the University of Liverpool?

Posted on: 16 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

The city of Matera in Italy

2020 graduate Wendy O’Neill decided to study Italian at the University of Liverpool after 30 years in IT, initially choosing Liverpool as she wanted to study close to home. Read about her experience of studying at the University of Liverpool and Italy during her year abroad.


Monuments and memorials: how should a city acknowledge its past?

Posted on: 1 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Wreath laying by descendants of the enslaved

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.


Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Modern Languages and Cultures students new to University of Liverpool

Posted on: 26 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student with coffee

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:


Blue and Gold Passion — A History of Boca Juniors

Posted on: 21 August 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Cover of Blue and Gold Passion by Daniel Williamson

What is it like to start a career in writing and journalism after you graduate? Daniel Williamson (Latin American Studies, 2014) tells us how his studies in Liverpool and Year Abroad in Argentina inspired him to write about football, resulting in his recently published book 'Blue and Gold Passion: A History of Boca Juniors'.


Our Language Graduates and their Dissertations

Posted on: 3 August 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Image of language grammar books.

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:


Get your Language and Culture Fix this Summer

Posted on: 17 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student with headphones looking at language resources on a laptop

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.


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures thanks the Class of 2020

Posted on: 13 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Collage of lecturers from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

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.


Alice reflects on her time as a student in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Posted on: 3 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Schönbrunn Palace in the Summer

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.


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    All Hands on Deck for Colombia Project

    MVR logo with twitter handle

    Posted on: 31 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

    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.


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