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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!

15 Free Language Learning Related Things You Can Do This Weekend (Both Online and IRL)
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15 Free Language Learning Related Things You Can Do This Weekend (Both Online and IRL)

It’s the start of a new week, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already thinking about the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are when I’m able to do the bulk of my language study, and it’s something that I look forward to throughout the work week. I talk quite a bit about the resources that I use most often, but I am firmly believe that...

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28 Mar 2016
Maison Georges Larnicol in Paris, France
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Maison Georges Larnicol in Paris, France

When it comes to pastries, chocolates, and macarons, there are an endless numbers of shops to choose from in Paris. But when it comes to the Breton pastry kouign amann and its bite-size companion, kouignettes, there’s one particular spot that comes to mind – Maison Georges Larnicol. The location on Boulevard Saint-Germain is one of three Paris locations, but the original family owned business was...

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24 Mar 2016
9 Interesting Facts About Chinese Culture
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9 Interesting Facts About Chinese Culture

In a past post, I discussed the importance of sociolinguistics – how culture ties into language – and to continue that conversation, I’d like to share culture guides for various countries around the world to help you make your travels and language learning that much more enjoyable. I’ve partnered with Kuperard to create this series and I’m really excited to share a few cultural tidbits...

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21 Mar 2016
French Tenses for Beginners: Discussing the Past, Future, & Present
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French Tenses for Beginners: Discussing the Past, Future, & Present

It’s Grammar <3 Season! In this guide you’ll learn how to talk about all three by just learning how to conjugate three verbs (one conjugation for each tense) so that you can avoid memorizing all those pesky verb tables. In addition to this “hack”, you’ll also learn how to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense and get an introduction to reflexive verbs. In the...

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07 Mar 2016
Laduree in Paris, France & A History of Macarons
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Laduree in Paris, France & A History of Macarons

Macarons, delicious meringue-based cookies that come in a variety of flavours, are a staple item in French bakeries despite their 8th century Italian origins. So how did an Italian treat find its way into French hearts? Via Catherine de Medici. Upon her marriage to Henry II of France, Catherine de Medici brought along a few of her Italian pastry chefs in 1533. At this time,...

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03 Mar 2016
Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | March
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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | March

February has been an insanely busy month (in a good way of course). It was the second month of the Language Reading Challenge and the first month of the Korean Language Challenge I’m hosting with Lindsay Dow. I also taught a webinar with Kerstin Cable of Fluent Language on finding grammar resources as well as a webinar with Lindsay on starting a new language. It’s...

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01 Mar 2016
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