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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!

Read a Book Translated into Your Target Language | El Nombre del Viento by Patrick Rothfuss
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Read a Book Translated into Your Target Language | El Nombre del Viento by Patrick Rothfuss

Welcome to this year’s second post as a part of the Language Reading Challenge. As a quick recap, here are the books we’ve read so far this year: January // Book about your native language The guidelines to participate are available here and you can also join up by commenting on the posts here at Eurolinguiste or by becoming a part of the group on...

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02 Mar 2017
Language Learning Strategies | #CleartheList March 2017
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Language Learning Strategies | #CleartheList March 2017

Hello, hello! It’s time for this month’s #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...

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27 Feb 2017
Antica Sacrestia | Things to Do In & Around Venice, Italy
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Antica Sacrestia | Things to Do In & Around Venice, Italy

When M and I were in in Venice, Italy, we quickly learned a very important lesson. If we wanted to know where the good local restaurants were, we needed to ask the receptionist at our hotel. Her first recommendation to us was excellent and on our last night in the city, we knew she’d have an equally excellent suggestion for us. This lead us to...

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23 Feb 2017
There Are No Shortcuts to Learning a Language
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There Are No Shortcuts to Learning a Language

Amongst the language learning community, there are a lot of products marketed to learners as being the newest and fastest way to learn a language. The problem with this, is with how they’re defining what it means to have learnt a language. Is this to fluency? To basic conversation ability? It is rarely clear just what they’re offering and what they mean by just how...

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13 Feb 2017
Getting the Most Out of Your Language Lessons
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Getting the Most Out of Your Language Lessons

When I started studying language on my own, there was one thing I avoided more than anything else. Speaking. As an introvert, it was the last thing I wanted to do. And part of that, for me, was studying language with a tutor where I’d be forced to speak the language. I had too many bad memories from learning languages in the classroom setting. You...

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06 Feb 2017
The Story of Spanish Book Review
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The Story of Spanish Book Review

I am so excited about this month’s Language Reading Challenge. And this first book that I read as a part of the challenge only further instilled that excitement. I am really looking forward to the books that we have in store for the year. And I also cannot wait to see what you are reading. The guidelines to participate are available here and you can...

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02 Feb 2017
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