Weekly Wishes // April 2014 Eurolinguiste

It’s been a couple months since I’ve written a goal post, so I think I’m overdue to check-in and include a few goals specific to this month. And of course, there’s no better way to get back into one of blogging habits I’ve lost than participating in one of The Nectar Collective‘s Linkups. My goals for this year were to read 20 books that were...

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How to Choose Language Learning Resources Language Resources

One of the great things about technology, the Internet, self-publishing, and the rise in entrepreneurship is that we now have a plethora of language learning materials to choose from. At the same time, however, one of the most troubling things about the above is that we now have a huge selection of language learning materials to choose from and figuring out what works and what...

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Photos of St Patrick’s Cathedral Travel

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to post a few photos of St Patrick’s Cathedral while in Dublin with my mom. I know I’ve posted an entire slew of travel photos lately, so I promise to write some things on language learning soon! In the meantime, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St Patrick’s Cathedral Happy St. Patty’s Day! I hope you enjoyed these photos...

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The Many Doors of Ireland Travel

Today I thought I would leave you with a set of photos, one of many to come. I have an obsession with taking photos of a few things, and I’ll share some of my other favorite photo subjects with you soon. In this post, I’d like to introduce you to a new series of photos, a small part of my collection of doors. I absolutely...

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French Animal Sounds Language Resources

Here is one of the posts that I promised a while back in my article on onomatopoetic French expressions, animal sounds! I know that a few of you mentioned them in the comments on the last post and I stated that I intended to do write it. I must admit that it has been sitting in “drafts” since I wrote that previous post (I wrote...

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Belcoo | A Misadventure in Northern Ireland Travel

This post is une petite dédicace to my friend Annaelle in memory of our misadventure in Belcoo. Recent events have inspired me to repost this entry from my wordpress blog, and so, I thought I would share this particular adventure I had while living in Northern Ireland. In late winter/early spring, my friend and I went to a small town called Belcoo as the first...

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Language Resources

UncleVania is one of my good friends from university and a fellow ethnomusicologist. I asked UncleVania to write a guest post on Eurolinguiste due to the fact that this dear friend is not only a brilliant writer and educator, but bilingual in Greek and English. Here is his post on his experience learning and living in another language. Unbelievably, UncleVania is not yet a blogger,...

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French Onomatopoetic Expressions Language Resources

Just for fun I thought I would share a list of French onomatopoetic sayings with their English translations. The word for onomatopoeia in French is onomatopée. French Onomatopoetic Expressions Aïe, Ouïlle – ouch Atchoum – achoo Ben… – Uhm… Beurk, Berk – yuck Bom bom, Poum poum – thump thump (heart beating) Bof – uh huh (kind of like “not really” or “yeah right”) Chut...

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