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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!

When You Hate Studying: How to Fall Back in Love with Your Language After Burnout
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When You Hate Studying: How to Fall Back in Love with Your Language After Burnout

Every so often as language learners, we face something incredibly dangerous to our progress. Burnout. Studying is one of the most important things you can do. At least, that’s what everyone tells us. But truthfully, studying can be pretty frustrating at times. And more often than we’d like to admit, it’s the last thing we want to do. There’s hours of grammar exercises, endless lessons or...

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27 Mar 2017
How to Break Through a Language Learning Plateau
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How to Break Through a Language Learning Plateau

Well, I’ve done it. The worst point of my Spanish learning project is here. I knew this was inevitable, but I still dreaded the moment it would arrive. Getting started and reinforcing a daily study habit was nothing compared to the stage I’m at now. And it’s probably the most frustrating part of learning any skill. I’ve hit a plateau. What are Language Learning Plateaus?...

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20 Mar 2017
Mad Dumplings | Places to Eat in Southern California
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Mad Dumplings | Places to Eat in Southern California

I’m no stranger to food trucks – at music conferences and festivals, there is often plenty to choose from and I’ve had the chance to try out some excellent items. To be honest though, until recently, I’d never gone out of my way to try out a food truck. For me, food trucks were mostly a thing of convenience. If there was one nearby when...

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16 Mar 2017
100+ Useful Conversational Words & Phrases in French
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100+ Useful Conversational Words & Phrases in French

Are you thinking about learning French but find yourself struggling to find resources that help you start speaking? When I started out, I certainly did. Many of the tools that I found when I started learning French were grammar-heavy textbook style resources and they didn’t offer me a lot in terms of day-to-day conversation. Rather than learning how to say “what did you do last weekend?” I...

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13 Mar 2017
Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

I probably told this story once before, but before I ever fell in love with either music or language, I wanted to be a marine biologist. From the time I first ever saw The Little Mermaid until my first year of university, I was certain that was what I was going to do. But then I received a music scholarship and everything changed. Including my...

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09 Mar 2017
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
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