Author Archives: Shannon Kennedy



Shannon Kennedy

I’m a language lover, traveler and musician sharing my adventures and language learning tips over at Eurolinguiste.

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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
in Language Resources

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

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
in Language Resources

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
in Travel

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
in Language Resources

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
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