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The 10 most popular GO articles you should have read in 2020


It goes without saying that this year wasn’t what any of us expected. However, though strange and unprecedented, these times connected us more than ever and we all found novel, creative ways to adjust to the new normal.

In 2020 we explored new themes on the GO Blog, took a look at the many ways to incorporate language learning into our lives and reminded ourselves of why we love exploring the world so much. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite posts from this year and a homage to our wonderful writers, students and contributors around the world. See you in January, folks!

Happy New Year!

1. Why an app isn’t enough to master a language

App-learning certainly has its advantages, but when it comes to mastering a language, studying abroad can help you go the extra mile. Here’s a deeper look behind the reasons why an app is a great place to start – but not to finish.

2. Hobbies, soft skills and languages: 5 ways to improve your CV

A great CV is about more than listing your academic achievements and your work experience. Here are five excellent ways to polish up your résumé and make it stand out from the rest.

3. How to make the most of your time at home: Learn English from your couch

Walls starting to close in ever so slightly? Just because you’re at home, doesn’t mean you have to hit pause on your language learning. Here are some of our top tips on how to hone your English skills from the comfort of your couch.

4. Learning a language abroad during COVID-19 – here’s what our students say

Throughout the year, we’ve been committed to making sure learning never stops – we’ve taken extensive safety measures to ensure our campuses around the world remain open. Here are a few snippets of stories from some of our students who have traveled abroad with us during the Covid-19 pandemic – from Malta and Rome to San Diego and Honolulu.

5. Online learning vs. in-person classes – what’s better?

In this new era of technology, online learning has become increasingly common – but how does it compare to classic in-person classes? We take a look into the research behind both to take a look at which comes out on top.

6. Change is the only constant – 10 things to know about the future of work and what it means for your child

The only thing certain is that across all facets of life – work included – profound change is on its way. Here’s how to prepare your child for a world of work that will look nothing like the past.

7. 7 iconic TV shows to sharpen your British sense of humor

Here’s a brief introduction to Brits’ chuckle-inducing style, plus some top TV shows for boosting your English accent and upping your level of ‘funniness’. A great way to impress your friends and family while getting a solid dose of some classic British culture.

8. 12 weird German phrases we should all be using

In addition to a rich history, German boasts a dictionary of perfectly descriptive words and phrases. Here’s a quick look at 12 German phrases that are so wonderfully weird we should all be using them.

9. The ultimate guide to the perfect gap year

A gap year is an ideal opportunity to focus on your development and use the time to explore the world. Feeling overwhelmed? Fear not – we’ve put together the ultimate guide of all the things you should consider when thinking about taking a gap year.

10. How to prepare for your future while at home

There’s no time like the present to prepare for your future. Being at home offers you an opportunity to deep-dive into your career wishes and consider the next steps in your professional life. Here are some helpful things you can do to kick-start your career from your living room!

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