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!

A Review of Zizzle | An Engaging App for Learning Chinese Characters
in Eurolinguiste

A Review of Zizzle | An Engaging App for Learning Chinese Characters

When it comes to studying Chinese, learning characters can easily become one of the more daunting tasks. Especially when you compare it to the writing systems of other languages like Russian or Korean where you only need to learn to read a new alphabet compared to the hundreds or even thousands of characters one must memorize to achieve reading fluency in Chinese. So how can...

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27 Jun 2016
Why Phrasebooks Are a Must Have for Language Learners + My Top 5 Phrasebook Recommendations
in Language Resources

Why Phrasebooks Are a Must Have for Language Learners + My Top 5 Phrasebook Recommendations

I often talk about time management and how it’s quite possible to squeeze a bit of daily language study into our already busy daily schedules. And while I’ve suggested methods and resources that you can use to do this, I want to spend a moment to focus on one particular tool that I’ve found incredibly helpful as a busy language learner both when I’m on...

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20 Jun 2016
Korean Dining Etiquette with Useful Phrases & Vocab
in Culture & Cuisine, Language Resources

Korean Dining Etiquette with Useful Phrases & Vocab

Food is a big part of any travel experience for me. Aside from visiting sites both popular amongst tourists and off the beaten path, I consider a successful trip one where I’ve had the opportunity to try out the local cuisine and some of the best restaurants in the area. Of course, because food is such an important part of my experiences abroad, dining etiquette...

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09 Jun 2016
New Penguin Russian Course Book Review | Language Reading Challenge
in Language Resources

New Penguin Russian Course Book Review | Language Reading Challenge

Welcome to the fifth official Language Reading Challenge Update and Linkup! As a quick recap, 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 April // Book about the language that you’re learning The...

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06 Jun 2016
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