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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!

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Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | January 2016

Welcome to the latest installment of my favorite language learning and travel tips. These are my favorite posts for the month of January! Here is this month’s collection of resources for language learning and travel from around the web. Language Learning Tips How to Become an Intrepreter from How to Get Fluent // A great post for those who are looking to make a career...

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21 Jan 2016
How I Memorized 600 Chinese Words in 2 Weeks
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How I Memorized 600 Chinese Words in 2 Weeks

Three weeks before my HSK 4 exam, I roped my teacher into helping me prepare for my test (rather than focusing on the conversation based lessons we had focused on before). I had worked through several Memrise desks geared towards the HSK tests, worked through four levels of practice tests and had a year of Chinese under my belt. But my teacher had a book...

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18 Jan 2016
A Review of China Online by Véronique Michel
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A Review of China Online by Véronique Michel

Online culture is something that has always interested me. Communication and community are two very significant aspects of online culture and I love learning about how people around the globe connect with one another using the web. But the internet hasn’t just done a lot for global communities, it has also spurred the growth of regional and national communities. In countries as widespread as China...

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11 Jan 2016
Recipes for Beef Empanadas, Chipotle Sauce & Pumpkin Empanadas
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Recipes for Beef Empanadas, Chipotle Sauce & Pumpkin Empanadas

Beef empanadas, chipotle dipping sauce and pumpkin empanadas are a delicious and complete meal that will have you imagining you’re wandering the food markets in Spain, or sitting along one of Mexico’s beautiful coastlines as you enjoy your food! This is a recipe that I have thought about doing since our trip to Spain back in April of this year. I had the opportunity to...

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07 Jan 2016
Tandem App Language Exchange | A Review
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Tandem App Language Exchange | A Review

You’ve spent hours sending messages back and forth with a variety of potential language partners, weeding out the ones that aren’t a good match with you, finally setting up a time to sign on to Skype and chat with one that seemed a good fit. The day arrives, you’ve studied the topics you’d like to go over, sign onto Skype and the person doesn’t show...

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04 Jan 2016
Language Reading Challenge 2016
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Language Reading Challenge 2016

Hello dear friends! I am excited to announce that this next year, I will be hosting a language reading challenge along with a few awesome language bloggers. Starting January 2016, we’ll tackle one book per month covering a topic related to language and share our experiences as a linkup. Please feel free to join us. As part of the challenge, the books cover everything from...

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03 Jan 2016
Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | January
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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | January

Welcome to 2016!  Yesterday I shared a few of my goals for the year, but today I would like to share my goals for this month that will help me get started in the right direction with my 2016 goals. So without any further ado… I, once again, would like to welcome to #clearthelist where we share our monthly goals! For those of you unfamiliar with #clearthelist,...

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01 Jan 2016
Hole in Wall Box | San Diego Unboxing
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Hole in Wall Box | San Diego Unboxing

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to explore local restaurants and shops, trying out foods and products that I might not find anywhere else in the world. These discoveries, to me, are a huge part of what makes travel so incredible and memorable. And now, I can bring a little bit of that experience home with me. I recently had the...

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28 Dec 2015
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