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!

There Are No Shortcuts to Learning a Language
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There Are No Shortcuts to Learning a Language

Amongst the language learning community, there are a lot of products marketed to learners as being the newest and fastest way to learn a language. The problem with this, is with how they’re defining what it means to have learnt a language. Is this to fluency? To basic conversation ability? It is rarely clear just what they’re offering and what they mean by just how...

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13 Feb 2017
Getting the Most Out of Your Language Lessons
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Getting the Most Out of Your Language Lessons

When I started studying language on my own, there was one thing I avoided more than anything else. Speaking. As an introvert, it was the last thing I wanted to do. And part of that, for me, was studying language with a tutor where I’d be forced to speak the language. I had too many bad memories from learning languages in the classroom setting. You...

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06 Feb 2017
The Story of Spanish Book Review
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The Story of Spanish Book Review

I am so excited about this month’s Language Reading Challenge. And this first book that I read as a part of the challenge only further instilled that excitement. I am really looking forward to the books that we have in store for the year. And I also cannot wait to see what you are reading. The guidelines to participate are available here and you can...

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02 Feb 2017
The Riverwalk & The Alamo | San Antonio, Texas
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The Riverwalk & The Alamo | San Antonio, Texas

During our summer concert tour, M and I had a stop in San Antonio, Texas to perform at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. We were there with just enough time to perform and fly back, but before our return flight, we had a few hours free during the afternoon and we wanted to make the most of it.  With the Riverwalk and the Alamo only...

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26 Jan 2017
Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Language Learners
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Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Language Learners

When I discovered the online language community, my first impulse was to think, “I’ll never be able to do that.” As I explored the community, I realized that there were so many incredible polyglots and learners, and to be frank, it was intimidating. At the time I spoke English and French fluently, had studied German and Italian and was starting to get into Croatian. I...

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23 Jan 2017
12 Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China
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12 Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China

Beijing, the capital of China, is a pleasant mix of historic and modern sites and architecture. There are so many things to do in and around the city, so here are a few of my favorites from my recent (and first) trip to the country. 1. Visit the Summer Palace // A short metro ride away from Beijing, the Summer Palace is an expansive park...

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19 Jan 2017
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