Author Archives: Shannon Kennedy



Shannon Kennedy

I'm a language lover, traveler and musician sharing my adventures and language learning tips over at Eurolinguiste. Join me on Facebook for daily language learning and travel tips!

Language Learning in 5-Minute Drops
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Language Learning in 5-Minute Drops

How one start-up is aiming to revolutionize language learning by combining augmented reality with gamification in 5-minute Drops. In a time when, on average, nearly everyone is too busy to invest time into intensive side projects, is there a place for language learning? Daniel Farkas and Mark Szulyovszky, of Plan B Labs, believe, without question, that there is, and they’ve developed the app to prove...

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20 Sep 2018
Free Language Feedback & Practice with Lingora
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Free Language Feedback & Practice with Lingora

When I first started learning languages on my own, I didn’t realize that the key to mastering them was speaking them. I tried learning on my own, but whenever I had an opportunity to use them, nothing came out. I’d get too nervous, tongue-tied, or flat out forget everything that I learned. Soon, I realized that the only way I’d get better at speaking would...

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21 Aug 2018
Announcing the 30 Day Language Reading Challenge
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Announcing the 30 Day Language Reading Challenge

For the past few years, I’ve hosted the Language Learning Reading Challenge. It’s grown into a fun community of learners, but I wanted to take things further.  Reading is an incredible way to get comprehensible input, but it’s also an enjoyable way to work on your languages.  Through the Language Learning Reading Challenge, I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of incredible language learners...

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09 Aug 2018
Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | August
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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | August

At the end of July, I began a new Add1Challenge and that means my focus language(s) have once again changed. In the last challenge, I did Japanese as a part of Add1Advance and Korean as a part of the normal challenge. This time around, I’m returning to Croatian for Add1Advance and Russian for the regular challenge. My Day 0 Video for Russian: My Day 0 Video for...

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02 Aug 2018
Language Learning with Video Games: How to Make Games an Effective Learning Tool
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Language Learning with Video Games: How to Make Games an Effective Learning Tool

When it comes to learning languages, the expression “all work and no play…” is true. Without any playtime, language learning can be dull. That’s not to say there isn’t value in doing the book work – there is a ton of value. It just means that it isn’t all you should do. Finding a way to engage with your language beyond hitting the books is important...

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16 Jul 2018
International Festivals in Southern California | Experience the World Without the Plane Ticket
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International Festivals in Southern California | Experience the World Without the Plane Ticket

Going abroad isn’t always possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on experiencing new foods, exciting music, or on exploring different cultures. Living in Southern California, I don’t have to go far to get a taste of what it might be like to visit Greece, Romania, or Lebanon. Various international festivals are held across Southern California throughout the year. This means that...

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14 Jul 2018
Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | July
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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | July

This month, I completed my Add1Challenge Day 90 video pretty early for Korean. My teacher needed to travel, so the last few weeks of the challenge, I went full throttle with my Korean studies.  I was pretty nervous about needing to record my Day 90 long before the deadline, but on Day 64 I took a deep breath, hit record, and made it 16 minutes. ...

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28 Jun 2018
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