Author Archives: Shannon Kennedy



Shannon Kennedy

I’m a language lover, traveler and musician sharing my adventures and language learning tips over at Eurolinguiste.

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9 Interesting Facts About Irish Culture
in Culture & History

9 Interesting Facts About Irish 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. Thus far, I’ve shared posts about Serbia, Croatia, Korea, China, and Russia, and today I’d like to talk...

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24 Nov 2016
Black Friday Deals for Language Learners
in Eurolinguiste

Black Friday Deals for Language Learners

Hello friends! The season is upon us – and that means that many language companies are offering incredible Black Friday deals. If you have a language learning friend or family member, you’ll definitely find them the perfect gift here. And you might treat yourself to a little something for all the hard work you’ve done learning a language. 😉 Disclosure: Some of the links below...

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21 Nov 2016
How Long Do I Need to Study to Learn a Language?
in Language Resources

How Long Do I Need to Study to Learn a Language?

One of the things that I’m often asked is, “How long do I need to study my target language?” Or, by parents, “How long should my child be studying the language that they are learning per day?” The answer may seem like it should be straight-forward, but it often isn’t. Consider the following: How long and how often you study your target language depends on...

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21 Nov 2016
Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution | Beijing, China
in Travel

Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution | Beijing, China

Sometimes some of the most interesting things you see when visiting a new place are those you find by chance. And the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution (中国人民革命军事博物馆) was definitely one of those things for me during my trip to Beijing, China. Located in the Haidian district of Beijing, the Military Museum showcases restored military equipment from the People’s Liberation Army. Originally built...

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17 Nov 2016
Making Language Learning a Habit
in Eurolinguiste

Making Language Learning a Habit

Good or bad, habits are part of who we are, what we do and who we become. We spend time trying to eliminate bad habits and an equal amount of energy in establishing good habits. And when it comes to language learning, things are no different. Ensuring that we have good study habits surrounding our language learning routine is imperative to our success as learners....

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14 Nov 2016
The Forbidden City | Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China
in Travel

The Forbidden City | Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China

Originally closed to the public, the Forbidden City is now one of the most visited sites in not only Beijing, China, but the world. With 980 buildings that span over 180 acres, the Forbidden City served as the Imperial palace from the 1400s to the early 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is the largest collection of preserved wood...

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10 Nov 2016
How We Learn | A Book About Learning Strategies | Language Reading Challenge
in Language Resources

How We Learn | A Book About Learning Strategies | Language Reading Challenge

Welcome to the eighth official Language Reading Challenge Update and Linkup! As a quick recap of what we’ve read so far this year, you can check out the previous months’ challenges here: January // Book about the culture of the area you’re studying February // Book in your target language March // Travel book or travelogue related to region that uses the language you’re studying...

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07 Nov 2016
Learn a Language Online with Lingoda | Review
in Language Resources

Learn a Language Online with Lingoda | Review

When I first started studying languages on my own, I took the term “independent study” a little too literally. I thought that I was capable of learning a new language on my own, with my head buried in textbooks and study sessions occupied with piles of flashcards. But I quickly learned that going about language study this way is not an effective strategy. To really...

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31 Oct 2016
Wangfujing Night Market | Beijing, China
in Travel

Wangfujing Night Market | Beijing, China

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a huge fan of street foods, and so, I couldn’t miss out on a trip to one of the most famous street food spots in Beijing – the Wangfujing Night Market. The Wangfujing Night Market is located in the Dongcheng district and it’s both a popular tourist hotspot and a local hangout. The Wangfujing snack street hosts a variety...

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27 Oct 2016
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