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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!

Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese
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Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese

The majority of my intensive Chinese language study was in preparation for the HSK exam. For a year, I focused on test preparation, having to put speaking and learning conversational language on hold until after I sat the exam. The minute the test was over, I immediately for more colloquial lessons and learning material. After learning textbook Chinese for so long, I was eager to...

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16 Apr 2018
9 Things to Do In Seminyak, Bali
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9 Things to Do In Seminyak, Bali

My trip to Seminyak was my first time in Bali and it was a relaxing trip. The villas are gorgeous, the beach is a site to see, and the local food is delicious. If you find yourself in Seminyak, Bali, here are a few of the things that you can do. 1. Hang out on the beach. In Seminyak, the water is just a short...

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12 Apr 2018
How to Learn More Than One Language at a Time
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How to Learn More Than One Language at a Time

A short while ago, my good friend Kerstin Cable posted a question in her Facebook group. She asked, “if you could only study one language for the next five years, what would it be?” I began to type, thinking it would be an easy answer. Chinese – duh! It’s not my native language and it’s the language I speak with Little Linguist, so I need...

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09 Apr 2018
Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | April
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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | April

March was an incredible month. Not only did my most recent course with Fluent in 3 Months open, but Lindsay, Kerstin and I hosted the very first ever Women in Language event. And it was amazing. April has an entirely new set of milestones in store. A big one being the end of my second Add1Challenge and my intensive Japanese study.  What’s next?  Good question… Keep...

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26 Mar 2018
The Hoover Dam | A Day Trip from Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Hoover Dam | A Day Trip from Las Vegas, Nevada

For the first time in my life, I stood in two states. Straddling the Arizona/Nevada border, I looked out at an incredible human construction, the Hoover Dam. I was driving back from Las Vegas after a performance, and decided to make a quick side trip. The Hoover Dam was only an hour out of the way and figured – why not?  I got out of...

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22 Mar 2018
Conversations Review | A Look at the Course Series from Olly Richards of I Will Teach You a Language
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Conversations Review | A Look at the Course Series from Olly Richards of I Will Teach You a Language

After studying Croatian, Japanese has been a big change. And not for the most obvious reasons. While the languages are very different in terms of vocabulary, grammar, and how far removed they are from my native language, none of these things are what made learning the languages difficult. With Croatian, one of my biggest challenges was finding resources, while with Japanese, there are plenty of...

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19 Mar 2018
Chinatown | Things to Do In & Around Singapore
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Chinatown | Things to Do In & Around Singapore

Located within the Outram district in Singapore is Chinatown, or 牛车水 niú chē shuǐ, as it’s known to locals.  The Singapore Chinatown is made up of four distinct areas, each developed over different times between the 1820s – 1920s. They are Telok Ayer, Kreta Ayer, Bukit Pasoh, and Tanjong Pagar. Each has its own history and is inspiring to explore. Upon exiting the metro, you’re greeting...

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15 Mar 2018
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