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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!

The Riverwalk & The Alamo | San Antonio, Texas
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The Riverwalk & The Alamo | San Antonio, Texas

During our summer concert tour, M and I had a stop in San Antonio, Texas to perform at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. We were there with just enough time to perform and fly back, but before our return flight, we had a few hours free during the afternoon and we wanted to make the most of it.  With the Riverwalk and the Alamo only...

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26 Jan 2017
Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Language Learners
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Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Language Learners

When I discovered the online language community, my first impulse was to think, “I’ll never be able to do that.” As I explored the community, I realized that there were so many incredible polyglots and learners, and to be frank, it was intimidating. At the time I spoke English and French fluently, had studied German and Italian and was starting to get into Croatian. I...

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23 Jan 2017
12 Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China
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12 Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China

Beijing, the capital of China, is a pleasant mix of historic and modern sites and architecture. There are so many things to do in and around the city, so here are a few of my favorites from my recent (and first) trip to the country. 1. Visit the Summer Palace // A short metro ride away from Beijing, the Summer Palace is an expansive park...

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19 Jan 2017
Taichi in Beihai | Things to Do In & Around Beijing
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Taichi in Beihai | Things to Do In & Around Beijing

As some of you may know, I studied martial arts for some time. More specifically, kung fu. Upon visiting China, I knew that one of the things I wanted to do was explore China’s martial arts and I thought one of the ways I could do it would be to join up with those practicing Taichi in one of Beijing’s many parks. The first time...

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12 Jan 2017
Language Learning Reading Challenge 2017
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Language Learning Reading Challenge 2017

It is the start of the new year, and so, for those of you who were following along last year, you what that means. It is time for this year’s Language Reading Challenge! Starting January 2017, we’ll tackle one book per month covering a topic related to language and share our experiences as a group. Please feel free to join us. You can participate by...

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09 Jan 2017
The Dim Sum Field Guide Review | Illustrated Book or Comic Book | Language Reading Challenge
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The Dim Sum Field Guide Review | Illustrated Book or Comic Book | Language Reading Challenge

Welcome to the eighth official Language Reading Challenge Update and Linkup! As a quick recap of what we’ve read so far this year, you can check out the previous months’ challenges here: January // Book about the culture of the area you’re studying February // Book in your target language March // Travel book or travelogue related to region that uses the language you’re studying...

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05 Jan 2017
Hutongs in Beijing China
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Hutongs in Beijing China

In my opinion, one of the best things about Beijing are its hutongs, or alleys. These narrow streets are lined with old homes and shops, particularly in the traditional courtyard style. Sadly, these areas are slowly disappearing. Many of the hutongs have been demolished to make way for more modern constructions, roads or buildings. Thankfully, however, many efforts have been made recently to designate the...

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29 Dec 2016
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