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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Christmas in Germany with Kerstin Hammes Cable | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 7
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Christmas in Germany with Kerstin Hammes Cable | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 7

About the Author // Kerstin Hammes Cable is a German native currently living in the UK. She has produced several fantastic courses including Speak Like a German Native and two notable books including Fluency Made Achievable and The Vocab Cookbook. You can learn more about her and her teaching at Fluentlanguage.co.uk. Christmas Diary German Christmas has a head start for food, relaxation and board games...

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19 Dec 2015
Christmas in Mexico with Siskia Lagomarsino | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 6
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Christmas in Mexico with Siskia Lagomarsino | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 6

About the Author // Siskia Lagomarsino is a translator and language tutor currently based in Mexico. She is a native English and Spanish speaker who discovered her passion for language learning when she began studying Japanese at the age of 20. Christmas in Mexico with Siskia Lagomarsino The way in which Mexicans celebrate Christmas almost always comes as a shock to visitors to this country;...

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18 Dec 2015
Christmas in Russia with Helga Drogan | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 5
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Christmas in Russia with Helga Drogan | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 5

About the Author // Helga Drogan is a talented Russian tutor who offers lessons through iTalki. She is currently located in Moscow, Russia where she has earned a BA in Linguistics and a Master’s Degrees in Pedagogy and Educational Psychology. In Russia Christmas Day has been celebrated since the 10th century when Christianity spread throughout the Russian lands. How Christmas was Celebrated in Russia in...

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17 Dec 2015
Hanukkah in Israel with Ofer Tirosh | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 4
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Hanukkah in Israel with Ofer Tirosh | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 4

About the Author // Ofer Tirosh is the founder and CEO of Tomedes, a translation company that started out of a true passion for linguistics. Tomedes offers translation in a number of languages including Spanish, Hebrew, English, Chinese, Thai and more. This is Hanukkah Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is a holiday that marks the beginning of winter (in Israel, at least.) As such, it...

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16 Dec 2015
Christmas in Croatia | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 3
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Christmas in Croatia | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 3

It’s officially day three of the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World, and this is my first contribution. I really wanted to have fun with this series of posts, in both researching my own articles and reading those of all of the awesome contributors who have teamed up with me, making the various recipes and sharing them with you all. I was initially going...

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15 Dec 2015
Christmas in China with Hanbridge Mandarin | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 2
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Christmas in China with Hanbridge Mandarin | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 2

About the Author // Hanbridge Mandarin is a Chinese language school based in Shenzhen, China with more than ten years of experience. They teach courses both online and on campus. Their tutors are all bilingual (they have tutors that speak languages other than English), and they are all required to not only have a Bachelor’s degree (not to mention that 60% have Master’s degrees), but they...

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14 Dec 2015
Christmas in Poland | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 1
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Christmas in Poland | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 1

About the Author // Cristóbal del Castillo Camus an avid language learner from Santiago, Chile. He speaks Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Polish. You can learn more about him and read posts that he has written here. Christmas in Poland – Boże Narodzenie w Polsce Christmas time in Poland is very special. It is indeed a celebration in which families come together, many children...

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13 Dec 2015
12 Days of Christmas Around the World
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12 Days of Christmas Around the World

Hey everyone! Happy holidays! Today I’m really excited to share a new series of articles that I am going to start posting over the next 12 days. I’ve partnered with several incredible language bloggers, travel bloggers and companies to bring you 12 Days of Christmas Around the World. But it won’t all be about just Christmas. This series is going to cover how the holidays...

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12 Dec 2015
A Review of Hanbridge Mandarin Language School
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A Review of Hanbridge Mandarin Language School

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I was slow to start working with online tutors to advance my language learning. It’s definitely something I regret today – think of how much further along I could be if I had started sooner! – but I’m glad that I made the change. For years, I went at language learning completely on my own, but when I started...

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07 Dec 2015
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