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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Laduree in Paris, France & A History of Macarons
in Culture & Cuisine, Travel

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
in Language Resources

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
Mastering Phrasal Verbs with Lindsay Dow Review
in Language Resources

Mastering Phrasal Verbs with Lindsay Dow Review

To be honest, before taking Lindsay’s course, I had no clue what phrasal verbs were. I don’t remember learning them in school and I am certain that I’ve never come across them being referenced when learning another language. When one says that native speakers don’t always make the best teachers, I can relate. I’d have a hard time explaining English grammar to a student. Like...

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22 Feb 2016
How to Ring in the Chinese New Year (with a recipe for Spring Rolls)
in Culture & Cuisine, Culture & History, Language Resources, Travel

How to Ring in the Chinese New Year (with a recipe for Spring Rolls)

The following is a post from Hanbridge Mandarin. You can learn more and enter their red envelope lottery by visiting their website. As a side note, Chinese New Year starts today – February 8, 2016! How to Say Chinese New Year in Chinese Chinese New Year 中国新年 Zhōnɡ Guó Xīn Nián Spring Festival 春节 Chūn Jiē Lunar New Year 农历新年 Nónɡ Lì Xīn Nián When...

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08 Feb 2016
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