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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Language Tag Video
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Language Tag Video

Lindsay Dow over at Lindsay Does Languages recently tagged me to participate in the Language Tag Video linkup-sort-of-thing on Youtube. Since we happened to have my dad’s fancy camera this past weekend for another video project, I decided to take advantage of having it to record my video. Alas, we had some problems filming (when I tried to do it on my own it only...

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25 Jun 2015
Behind the Scenes of Developing a Language App with Sarah Aberman of Ninchanese
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Behind the Scenes of Developing a Language App with Sarah Aberman of Ninchanese

A while back I had the opportunity to try out and review what has become one of my favorite language learning apps, Ninchanese. One of the co-founders, Sarah Aberman, graciously agreed to join me and discuss her experience designing a language learning application and how she uses her personal experience as a language learner to create a great tool for other learners of Chinese. For...

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22 Jun 2015
Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | June 2015
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Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | June 2015

Welcome to the latest installment of my favorite language learning and travel tips. These are my favorite posts for the month of June! I appreciate all of your feedback on last month’s post. I’ve noticed that my posts have been a little bit Mandarin heavy in the language learning tips section, sorry about that. I tend to share things I’ve stumbled across on my own...

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18 Jun 2015
Cases | What this word means for language learners
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Cases | What this word means for language learners

Cases. If you’re about to learn a language and you’ve been doing a bit of research, you may have stumbled across this term in your reading. Perhaps it was someone celebrating that their language didn’t have any cases or another complaining that the language they’re studying has too many. Either way, it’s definitely something that gets brought up. If you’re not past the newbie stage...

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15 Jun 2015
Top 8 Language Resources I Actually Use
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Top 8 Language Resources I Actually Use

I review a lot of different language learning materials for this site. I love getting the chance to try out new resources, and I even go on to continue using some of the materials I review, but not all of them. There are just too many options. In all honesty, I’d love to be able to use more of the resources I’ve discovered more often,...

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11 Jun 2015
HelloTalk Review | A Language Exchange App
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HelloTalk Review | A Language Exchange App

Finding language exchange partners is always a bit of a challenge. Connecting with a serious partner who is willing to work with you to create a fair exchange – and that you enjoy talking to – can become an endless search. Especially when you’re searching for someone to get together with regularly. This only becomes more difficult when you’re working across drastically different time zones...

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08 Jun 2015
New Interview and Feature on Assimil
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New Interview and Feature on Assimil

Friends! I normally only post here twice a week, but I was so excited about something and I just had to write up an extra post this week. Earlier today, an interview that I did with Assimil was published on their site! I completed the interview in both English and French, so you can read whichever version you prefer. It was a lot of fun...

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05 Jun 2015
June Language Learning Strategies & Update
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June Language Learning Strategies & Update

I quite literally feel as though I just wrote my May Language Learning Strategies post, but the month came and went and it’s already June 4. I really don’t know where all my time goes! Exciting Things That Have Happened this Month I was nominated for the Bab.la Top 100 Language Lovers 2015! I’ve already annoyed you all on social media with my plea, but...

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04 Jun 2015
A Review of Ninchanese | An Immersive, Story-Based Language Learning Tool
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A Review of Ninchanese | An Immersive, Story-Based Language Learning Tool

USE COUPON CODE “EL15OFFNOW” TO GET 15% OFF I know that it’s not for everyone, but I enjoy using Duolingo. In all honesty, my biggest problem with the app is that it isn’t available in the languages that I’m currently studying. That’s why I’ve been on the lookout for a fun and engaging app for Mandarin. When NinChanese contacted me about testing the beta version...

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01 Jun 2015
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