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!

Solvang | A Danish Village in California
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Solvang | A Danish Village in California

On our trip back from Monterey we kept noticing signs for Solvang, and decided to stop out of curiosity. It was definitely worth the detour! Solvang, which is Danish for “sunny fields,” is a small town in Santa Barbara County, California. It’s tucked away in the Santa Ynez Valley and it is only 2.4 square miles. The town features Danish style architecture, several wine tasting...

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31 Mar 2015
A Review of Flashsticks + 9 Fun Ways to Use Them
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A Review of Flashsticks + 9 Fun Ways to Use Them

If there weren’t already existing flashcard decks on applications such as Memrise and Anki, I probably wouldn’t bother to study with flashcards which is a shame because flashcards can be a great way to retain and refresh vocabulary in a new language. I still have blank notecards left over from high school, but I’ve never gotten around to sitting down and writing useful vocabulary on...

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23 Mar 2015
6 Cues Adult Language Learners Should Take From Children
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6 Cues Adult Language Learners Should Take From Children

Today I’m excited to share a guest post by Paul Mains from Language Trainers on cues adult language learners should take from children. I think he has some valid points in this article on why children are often more successful language learners than we are as adult and he presents some interesting ways to re-evaluate our learning.   6 Cues Adult Language Learners Should Take...

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16 Mar 2015
My Favorite Travel & Language Learning Tips This Month
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My Favorite Travel & Language Learning Tips This Month

Last month I did my first travel & language learning tips roundup and asked if you wanted me to continue sharing my favorite travel and language posts. The answer was a resounding “yes” and so today I’d like to share my favorite articles for the month of March. Here is this month’s collection of resources for language learning and travel from around the web. Language...

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12 Mar 2015
Learning Tones with WaiChinese | A Review
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Learning Tones with WaiChinese | A Review

In my opinion, tones are one of the (if not the) most difficult aspect of learning Mandarin Chinese. Even after close to a year of study, they are still something that I struggle with as a language learner. Without a private teacher or language exchange partners (who sometimes let your pronunciation slide), there’s really no good way of knowing whether or not you’re correctly pronouncing...

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09 Mar 2015
February Instagram Language Challenge
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February Instagram Language Challenge

The last few months, the talented blogger and language learner, Lindsay Dow, over at Lindsay Does Languages has hosted the #IGLC, a challenge to help her fellow language lovers improve their languages by using prompts. This was my second month participating, and I decided to up the challenge for February, opting to record videos (in both Croatian AND Mandarin – eek) this month as opposed...

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05 Mar 2015
March Goals // Weekly Wishes
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March Goals // Weekly Wishes

This post was created as part of The Nectar Collective linkup. It is now March – the last month of HSK Level 1 prep for me and I am feeling the pressure! I just finished writing my second book, “30 Days to a Better Music Brand.” It will be available on March 9th and I can’t wait! My March Goals // Weekly Wishes Last Month’s Goals Stretch...

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02 Mar 2015
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