I think we can all agree that 2016 was a challenging year, but there were a few bright spots. Like the more than 150 articles that our writers produced to bring you the most interesting, useful, and entertaining bits of all things TLC – travel, languages, and culture.
Let’s give a warm welcome to the articles that got the most traction and applause around the world.
Enjoy the trip down memory lane and have a very happy and relaxing start to the New Year. See you in January!
– Your EF Blog team
G’day, mate: 10 Aussie expressions to master
G’day, mate! How are you going? If you want to channel your inner Aussie and immerse in the laid-back lifestyle cultivated in Down Under, this article is for you.
6 British-English phrases that make no sense
We’re big fans of learning fun facts about words, so Tom’s post is right up our alley. (But we were gobsmacked, when we learned that to waffle has nothing to do with actual waffles.)
12 most beautiful words in English
That time our writers went through more than 750,000 English words to present you a magnificent collection that will beautify your vocabulary in no time.
10 things that change forever when you live abroad
“Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. ” – David Sedaris, aka the inspiration for Isabelle’s article.
How to learn English faster: 10 tips
Remember those more than 750,000 English words from before? Erin gives us tips how to learn them faster and master this wonderful language with a smile.
10 best TV shows to learn English with
We don’t want to spoil too much of the article mentioned above, but one way to learn English faster can be to watch American or British TV shows – and here’s the perfect schedule.
10 best summer cities in the world
Lilly Pulitzer once said that it’s always summer somewhere. We couldn’t agree more and would like to add that these 10 cities are some of the best places to celebrate the sunny season.
UK vs. US: 10 slang words you must use in 2016
We don’t want to ruin the surprise, but chances are that there will be a new blog post about the slang to use in 2017 coming soon. Until then: Why not read up on this year’s jargon?
And the most beautiful languages in the world are…
… listed in Livia’s blog post. We won’t give anything away, but the article might be the perfect inspiration for any language learning-related New Year’s resolutions.
10 things only those who lived in Germany will understand
Isabel, our expert on all things Deutschland, tells us how to German like a pro – including a few thoughts on bread, punctuality, and the correct attire for a visit to the sauna.