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!

Tokyo a Biography
in Language Resources

Tokyo a Biography

This month, as you can guess from the title, I’m revealing my next language project. It’s certainly something that’s happening much farther down the road. I’m still working on Spanish and then plan to revisit Russian, but Japanese is in my future.  The past few weeks, I have compiled the resources I’d like to use, consulted with fellow learners and I feel just about ready...

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01 May 2017
Why Games are an Important Language Learning Tool
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Why Games are an Important Language Learning Tool

Who says language learning can’t be fun? Games can be an incredible language learning tool, so why not implement a little more play into your learning? Language Learning Isn’t Just Boring Study Language learning is often thought of as ‘hard’ or ‘boring’, but I’ve learnt that there’s an easy fix for this misconception. By converting some of your favourite activities into your target language rather...

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27 Apr 2017
Language Learning Strategies | #CleartheList May 2017
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Language Learning Strategies | #CleartheList May 2017

Welcome to this year’s 5th (jeez!) #clearthelist.  If you’re new around these parts, #clearthelist is a linkup where we share our monthly goals, and by we, I mean myself, Lindsay of Lindsay Does Languages, Kris Broholm of Actual Fluency, and Angel Pretot of French Lover. We’d absolutely love for you to a part of our community. You can join us by adding a link to your...

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24 Apr 2017
Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans, France
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Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans, France

In the east of France lies an architectural complex known as Saline Royale or the Royal Saltworks. This project, conceived by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, was not only built to accommodate large-scale salt production but as an aesthetic masterpiece. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, the Royal Saltworks have since been restored and opened to the public. There are currently three main exhibits available: the Stories of...

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20 Apr 2017
A Review of LingQ
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A Review of LingQ

At the intermediate stage of language learning, one of the best ways to acquire new vocabulary is by reading in your target language. As I’ve mentioned in many of my #clearthelist posts, extensive (and intensive) reading are both a significant part of my learning strategies for each of the languages that I’m studying. I primarily chose to work with physical books over ebooks, making notes...

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17 Apr 2017
Sweet & Spicy Tofu Recipe
in Culture & Cuisine

Sweet & Spicy Tofu Recipe

Tofu seems to be one of those foods that people either love or hate. I have always fallen on the love side of the line, but M has never been a fan. Preparing two separate dishes was always a pain, so I’ve made efforts to find recipes for tofu that he’d enjoy as well. And I finally found a winner. Pulling together ingredients I happened...

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13 Apr 2017
10+ French Books, Songs, TV Shows, and Films to Improve Your French Language Skills
in Culture & History, Language Resources

10+ French Books, Songs, TV Shows, and Films to Improve Your French Language Skills

When we hit that intermediate stage of our learning, we’re often told that now’s the time to start switching over to native source material and to step away from resources aimed at learners. But how do you know just what native source material to choose? Our hopes high, we take to Google hoping to find great French books or films, but lo and behold, the...

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10 Apr 2017
Language Learning Strategies | #CleartheList April 2017
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Language Learning Strategies | #CleartheList April 2017

Are you all ready for this month’s #clearthelist? For once, I definitely feel like I am! If you’re new around these parts, #clearthelist is a linkup where we share our monthly goals, and by we, I mean myself, Lindsay of Lindsay Does Languages, Kris Broholm of Actual Fluency, and Angel Pretot of French Lover. We’d absolutely love for you to a part of our community. You...

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30 Mar 2017
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