About Eurolinguiste | Shannon Kennedy

NAME: Shannon Kennedy

CURRENT LOCATION: Southern California, USA

PAST LOCATIONS: I lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as France.

FAVORITES: Coffee, adventuring, learning new languages, creating and discovering new music, martial arts, crossing things off my travel wishlist, reading, and cooking.

LANGUAGES: French, English, Mandarin Chinese, Croatian, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, German, Hindi and Russian.

More About Shannon Kennedy

Hello! It’s a pleasure to meet you – I am glad you’re here!

My name is Shannon and I am the blogger/language lover/adventurer behind Eurolinguiste.

I started writing this blog while trekking through West France and Northern Ireland as I finished up my Master’s degree in Music/Ethnomusicology from Queen’s University, Belfast. It was during this time that I discovered my passion for languages and began documenting my personal methodologies and progress, as well as tips for tackling a new language for fellow language learners.

It’s also where I like to share my adventures, some of my favorite recipes, and the little bits I learn about the cultures and histories behind the languages that I’m learning.

When I’m not studying language, I am a musician and a composer. I love to compose and perform. And I adore the fact my career often provides me with the opportunity to travel. Shameless plug: I have a few CDs out with my music. I also love to take photos, practice martial arts, experiment with classic recipes, and scuba dive.

Lately, I’ve been working with Fluent in 3 Months as the Language Encourager and Community Manager of the Add1Challenge, but I also work with Drops, a fantastic and beautifully designed language learning app. It’s available on both in the App Store and Play Store.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site! I’m glad you’re here. I hope you join me in the comments, and if you do, I look forward to getting to know you!PS. If you haven’t had enough of me, I also have another website you might be interested in checking out.

Shannon-Kennedy.com // My website as an artist, composer, and singer/songwriter. For all the latest updates on my music, releases, and performances.

PPS. If you’d like to follow me along on my adventures, let’s be friends onFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

About Women in Language

In March 2018, Lindsay Williams, Kerstin Cable and I hosted the very first ever Women in Language event. An online conference to champion, celebrate and amplify the voices of women in languages. The event far exceeded our expectations and was an incredible experience. Since, we’ve also hosted WIL Camp and hosted our second Women in Language event in March 2019. You can learn more about Women in Language here.

Press for Women in Language

Publications:

Interviews on my language learning process:

Speaking:

  • 2018 – WIL Camp – Shy to Super Fly: How to Build Your Confidence So You Can Speak to Anyone
  • 2018 – Montréal LangFest – An Introduction to the Croatian Language & Culture
  • 2018 – Women in Language (Co-Organizer)
  • 2018 – Language Learning Summit – Less is More: Simplifying Your Language Learning for Better Results
  • 2017 – Montréal LangFest – Using What You Know: How to Apply Your Outside Skills to Language Learning
  • 2017 – LinguaHackers International Online Polyglot Conference – Alternative Time & Energy Management Strategies for Language Learners