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!

What Should I Study to Learn a New Language?
in Eurolinguiste

What Should I Study to Learn a New Language?

As language learners, we ask ourselves this one question almost every single day: “What should I study?” When you think about it, this seems like a pretty big question. In fact, for some, it might even be overwhelming. But, when it comes to learning a language, there isn’t really that much you have to work on. There are JUST four core skills – speaking, listening,...

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10 Oct 2016
Frère Ewen Review | Reading a Book Originally Written in Your Target Language | Language Reading Challenge
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Frère Ewen Review | Reading a Book Originally Written in Your Target Language | 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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06 Oct 2016
Temple of Heaven | Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China
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Temple of Heaven | Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China

Constructed in the early 1400s, the Temple of Heaven or 天坛 is a complex that was created for leaders to pray for a good harvest. It was built during the reign of the Yongle emperor (who was also responsible for the Forbidden City). The Temple of Heaven was named a World Heritage site in 1998. It covers nearly 3 square kilometers and it has three...

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29 Sep 2016
A Review of Muzzy in Gondoland | BBC Language Learning for Children
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A Review of Muzzy in Gondoland | BBC Language Learning for Children

Muzzy in Gondoland Review: Muzzy is an interactive language learning program for children produced by the BBC. In an earlier post I shared that M and I recently welcomed a new addition to our family, Little Linguist. Since M’s native language is French, he speaks to Little Linguist in his mother tongue while I speak to him in Chinese. Since we live in the US,...

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26 Sep 2016
9 Interesting Facts About Croatian Culture
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9 Interesting Facts About Croatian Culture

In a past post, I discussed the importance of sociolinguistics – how culture ties into language – and to continue that conversation, I’d like to share culture guides for various countries around the world to help you make your travels and language learning that much more enjoyable. Thus far, I’ve shared posts about Korea, China, and Russia, and today I’d like to talk about –...

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22 Sep 2016
Baked Spicy Cajun Panko Croquettes Recipe
in Culture & Cuisine

Baked Spicy Cajun Panko Croquettes Recipe

I had my first croquettes, or croquetas, while we were in Barcelona, Spain. Since, they’ve been on my list of recipes I’d love to try out at home and recently, I finally had the opportunity (and ingredients on hand) to try it out. The croquetas I had in Spain were made with Iberian ham, manchego cheese, and dough, but M doesn’t eat ham, and I...

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15 Sep 2016
My Favorite Korean Language Resources (So Far)
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My Favorite Korean Language Resources (So Far)

It has now officially been about six or so months since Lindsay and I started up our Korean Language Challenge, and so I thought I would share my favorite Korean Language Learning Resources with you (so far). Eggbun I recently discovered this app and I am totally and completely head over heels with it. It’s a fun and engaging tool that uses an adorable character...

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12 Sep 2016
30 Things to Do In Barcelona, Spain on a Self-Guided Walking Tour
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30 Things to Do In Barcelona, Spain on a Self-Guided Walking Tour

One of the great things about Barcelona is that most everything is within walking distance. But there’s also a really fantastic public transport system if you’d prefer. There are so many incredible things to do in Barcelona that I had a hard time narrowing them down for this list! A photo posted by Shannon Kennedy (@eurolinguiste) on Apr 20, 2015 at 8:07am PDT Here are...

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08 Sep 2016
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