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!

The Most Complete Mandarin Language Learning Guide Available | A Review of Master Mandarin by John Fotheringham
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The Most Complete Mandarin Language Learning Guide Available | A Review of Master Mandarin by John Fotheringham

While I think that language specific learning resources – like course books, podcasts, and flashcards – can be incredible, there is something to be said for language learning guides, the books and resources that help steer you in the right direction when you first embark on your language learning journey. When you’re just getting started with a new language, you often spend a lot of...

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23 Nov 2015
A Review of Instant Arabic from Tuttle Publishing
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A Review of Instant Arabic from Tuttle Publishing

So you’ve decided to learn a new language. If you’re like me (or many of my fellow language learners), your first step was to probably head over to your nearest bookstore to browse the foreign language book section. After much deliberation, page turning, and likely at least one paper cut, you choose a book or two, take them to the checkout counter and head home....

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16 Nov 2015
12+ Ways to Ensure You’re Getting the Most Out of Your Language Exchange (Plus a Bonus Worksheet!)
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12+ Ways to Ensure You’re Getting the Most Out of Your Language Exchange (Plus a Bonus Worksheet!)

Until quite recently, most of my language learning revolved around the use of various text resources. I definitely fell into the category of learners that hoped to put off speaking until I knew the language to perfection. The conclusion I came to, however, was that I would never speak my target language perfectly (I mean, I don’t even speak my native language perfectly). And I...

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12 Nov 2015
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Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | November 2015

Welcome to the latest installment of my favorite language learning and travel tips. These are my favorite posts for the month of November! Here is this month’s collection of resources for language learning and travel from around the web. Language Learning Tips Unlocking Your True Language Learning Potential from Transparent Language // This is a really great post about getting the most out of your...

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09 Nov 2015
Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | October 2015
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Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | October 2015

Welcome to the latest installment of my favorite language learning and travel tips. These are my favorite posts for the month of October! Here is this month’s collection of resources for language learning and travel from around the web. Language Learning Tips 3 Reasons Why Video Games Are Underestimated for Language Learning // I have read similar articles around the web, but I thought it...

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29 Oct 2015
How I’ve Failed at Language Learning and Why I’m Okay With It
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How I’ve Failed at Language Learning and Why I’m Okay With It

I have been at this whole language learning thing for a few years now, and while I like to celebrate my successes here with you on Eurolinguiste, I’ve had my own fair share of failures, too. It’s important to spend time enjoying the times that you succeed. It’s a great way to stay motivated and keep moving forward. But it’s equally important to take a...

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26 Oct 2015
Travel & Language Learning Q&A
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Travel & Language Learning Q&A

In case you missed my recent email newsletter, I sent out a note asking you to send me your language learning and travel questions. Many of you replied – thanks so much, you all are awesome – and I had a lot of fun both chatting with you and answering your language-related questions. I’m hoping to turn this into a regular thing, so if you...

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22 Oct 2015
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