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!

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
100+ Conversational Croatian Words & Phrases
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100+ Conversational Croatian Words & Phrases

Are you thinking about learning Croatian but find yourself struggling to find resources that help you start speaking? When I started out, I certainly did. Many of the tools that I found when I started learning Croatian were grammar-heavy textbook style resources and they didn’t offer me a lot in terms of day-to-day conversation. Rather than learning how to say “what did you do last...

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30 Nov 2015
Are You Ready to Learn How to Learn Languages? | A Review of Fluent in 3 Months Premium
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Are You Ready to Learn How to Learn Languages? | A Review of Fluent in 3 Months Premium

Nowadays, you’ll easily find a wide variety of coursebooks and resources both online and in stores that offer you vocabulary lists, grammar rules, and exercises that teach you (some of) what you need to learn a language. But finding resources that tell you how to speak the language (or how to best use those aforementioned books to learn a language) are much rarer to come...

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27 Nov 2015
Doors & Doorways in Barcelona, Spain
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Doors & Doorways in Barcelona, Spain

There are two things I just absolutely love photographing whenever I travel. The first is stairways, and the second, which you can probably guess, is doors. I’m not sure when the obsession started, but I’m glad that it did. I’ve had the opportunity to capture a gorgeous collection of doors and doorways from around the world. I’d love to one day get several of them...

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25 Nov 2015
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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