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!

Why Some People Understand Accents Better Than Others + How to Improve Yours
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Why Some People Understand Accents Better Than Others + How to Improve Yours

Aesthetics typically refer to the nature and appreciation of beauty. When applied to the linguistic field, it refers to the appreciation of language’s beauty and nature. On a more informal level, aesthetics of language could be viewed as our individual perception of the sound and beauty of a language. This is form where the idea that “French is romantic” or that “German is harsh sounding”...

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23 Apr 2018
The Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel in Singapore
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The Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel in Singapore

In 2017, Raffles Hotel celebrated its 130th anniversary. Over the past century, it has housed guests such as Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplan, Elizabeth Taylor, and several other figures of note. The hotel is steeped in history, and even has its own resident historian – Leslie Danker – who himself has more than 45 years of history with Raffles.  Originally a beachfront property in the 1930s,...

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19 Apr 2018
Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese
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Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese

The majority of my intensive Chinese language study was in preparation for the HSK exam. For a year, I focused on test preparation, having to put speaking and learning conversational language on hold until after I sat the exam. The minute the test was over, I immediately for more colloquial lessons and learning material. After learning textbook Chinese for so long, I was eager to...

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16 Apr 2018
9 Things to Do In Seminyak, Bali
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9 Things to Do In Seminyak, Bali

My trip to Seminyak was my first time in Bali and it was a relaxing trip. The villas are gorgeous, the beach is a site to see, and the local food is delicious. If you find yourself in Seminyak, Bali, here are a few of the things that you can do. 1. Hang out on the beach. In Seminyak, the water is just a short...

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12 Apr 2018
How to Learn More Than One Language at a Time
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How to Learn More Than One Language at a Time

A short while ago, my good friend Kerstin Cable posted a question in her Facebook group. She asked, “if you could only study one language for the next five years, what would it be?” I began to type, thinking it would be an easy answer. Chinese – duh! It’s not my native language and it’s the language I speak with Little Linguist, so I need...

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09 Apr 2018
Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | April
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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | April

March was an incredible month. Not only did my most recent course with Fluent in 3 Months open, but Lindsay, Kerstin and I hosted the very first ever Women in Language event. And it was amazing. April has an entirely new set of milestones in store. A big one being the end of my second Add1Challenge and my intensive Japanese study.  What’s next?  Good question…...

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26 Mar 2018
The Hoover Dam | A Day Trip from Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Hoover Dam | A Day Trip from Las Vegas, Nevada

For the first time in my life, I stood in two states. Straddling the Arizona/Nevada border, I looked out at an incredible human construction, the Hoover Dam. I was driving back from Las Vegas after a performance, and decided to make a quick side trip. The Hoover Dam was only an hour out of the way and figured – why not?  I got out of...

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22 Mar 2018
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