"german" blog posts
Posted on: 11 November 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
Berlin has just concluded a ‘festival week’ of art installations, performances, exhibitions, talks, tours, workshops and concerts to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago: over 200 events in total. One of the main attractions was the installation ‘Visions in Motion’: a fluttering overhead carpet of 30,000 coloured ribbons, on which Berliners and visitors, young and old, had written their wishes, hopes and visions for the future. It was a mesmerising sight, providing spectacular scenery for the main evening extravaganza at the Brandenburg Gate on 9 November. But what does this tell us about 1989? Is this not too gimmicky – too light on history? Professor Anna Saunders, Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, examines the history of this anniversary.
Posted on: 24 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
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: 2 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
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: 14 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
My name is Sylwia, and I’m a French student in \"Langues Etrangères Appliquées\" (Applied Languages English and German with a focus on Law, Economy and Literature) from Sorbonne-Université. My taste for adventure led me to do my Erasmus year abroad at the University of Liverpool where I study International Business and German with a specialisation in marketing to prepare me for my future Master’s.
Posted on: 21 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
On 6th March 2019, Year 2 students of German were treated to a glimpse of a translator's life and work in a session hosted by Austrian translator Michaela Pschierer-Barnfather.
Posted on: 5 November 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Alice, a third-year German and English student at the University of Liverpool, provides an update on her year abroad adventure in Vienna, where she'll complete a work placement with 3D printing company Lithoz.
Posted on: 14 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Kicking off our blog series on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Veronika Koeper-Saul discusses the linguistic idiosyncrasies that have arisen from perspectives of the beautiful game in Germany: from 1954 World Cup winning manager Sepp Herberger's blunt motivational pearls, to former Bayern Munich manager Giovanni Trappatoni's infamous press conference rant.
Posted on: 23 February 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Petra Sterry comes to visit second-year students, creating postcards that will feature in her exhibition later this year.
Posted on: 18 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
Meet Erin Kearns in Bonn, Germany! It sounds like Erin has had a great time on the first part of her year abroad - it's given her a lot of confidence and a feeling of independence too.
Posted on: 9 November 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
As human beings, we are always fascinated by the future - and Metropolis is the original and perhaps greatest film about a city of the future.
Posted on: 27 April 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
“There were Black Germans?” My students are always surprised to learn that there were and are a community of African immigrants and Afro-Germans that dates back to the nineteenth century - and sometimes earlier.
Posted on: 24 October 2016 | Category: 2016 posts
There's no doubt that vampires continue to be a fascination in the world of film. (Remember that tiny movie called 'Twilight'?) But this Halloween we are thinking back to where it all started: F. W. Murnau’s 'Nosferatu' from 1922.