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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!

How to Choose Language Learning Resources
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How to Choose Language Learning Resources

One of the great things about technology, the Internet, self-publishing, and the rise in entrepreneurship is that we now have a plethora of language learning materials to choose from. At the same time, however, one of the most troubling things about the above is that we now have a huge selection of language learning materials to choose from and figuring out what works and what...

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20 Mar 2014
Photos of St Patrick’s Cathedral
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Photos of St Patrick’s Cathedral

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to post a few photos of St Patrick’s Cathedral while in Dublin with my mom. I know I’ve posted an entire slew of travel photos lately, so I promise to write some things on language learning soon! In the meantime, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St Patrick’s Cathedral Happy St. Patty’s Day! I hope you enjoyed these photos...

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17 Mar 2014
The Many Doors of Ireland
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The Many Doors of Ireland

Today I thought I would leave you with a set of photos, one of many to come. I have an obsession with taking photos of a few things, and I’ll share some of my other favorite photo subjects with you soon. In this post, I’d like to introduce you to a new series of photos, a small part of my collection of doors. I absolutely...

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28 Feb 2014
French Animal Sounds
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French Animal Sounds

Here is one of the posts that I promised a while back in my article on onomatopoetic French expressions, animal sounds! I know that a few of you mentioned them in the comments on the last post and I stated that I intended to do write it. I must admit that it has been sitting in “drafts” since I wrote that previous post (I wrote...

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24 Feb 2014
Belcoo | A Misadventure in Northern Ireland
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Belcoo | A Misadventure in Northern Ireland

This post is une petite dédicace to my friend Annaelle in memory of our misadventure in Belcoo. Recent events have inspired me to repost this entry from my wordpress blog, and so, I thought I would share this particular adventure I had while living in Northern Ireland. In late winter/early spring, my friend and I went to a small town called Belcoo as the first...

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18 Feb 2014
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Keeping it (un)real in English: A Guest Post by UncleVania

UncleVania is one of my good friends from university and a fellow ethnomusicologist. I asked UncleVania to write a guest post on Eurolinguiste due to the fact that this dear friend is not only a brilliant writer and educator, but bilingual in Greek and English. Here is his post on his experience learning and living in another language. Unbelievably, UncleVania is not yet a blogger,...

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10 Feb 2014
French Onomatopoetic Expressions
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French Onomatopoetic Expressions

Just for fun I thought I would share a list of French onomatopoetic sayings with their English translations. The word for onomatopoeia in French is onomatopée. French Onomatopoetic Expressions Aïe, Ouïlle – ouch Atchoum – achoo Ben… – Uhm… Beurk, Berk – yuck Bom bom, Poum poum – thump thump (heart beating) Bof – uh huh (kind of like “not really” or “yeah right”) Chut...

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03 Feb 2014
Photos from Mont St Michel
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Photos from Mont St Michel

While doing my fieldwork for my Master’s degree, I had the opportunity to visit Mont St Michel in Northern France and take a few photos of the beautiful historic landmark. Photos from Mont St Michel I hope you enjoyed these photos from Mont St Michel!

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30 Jan 2014
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