Our Magazine is written by young people from the UK. Each year we select a new group of bloggers, from the British Council’s language assistants, who share their experiences of learning languages and living abroad. The views and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the LearnEnglish Teens team.

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 - 11:20

Travelling alone can be daunting. I have travelled by myself many times but, on every occasion, there was someone to meet me at the other end of the bus, train or plane journey.

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 19:46

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend one of Spain's most famous carnivals in the city of Cádiz.

Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 12:08

I am a very nostalgic person. When I go on trips I keep everything from bus tickets to leaflets and I always take hundreds of photographs to look at when I get home.

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 - 11:04

The UK has tons of quirky traditions. One of those is pancake racing. This tradition stems from Shrove Tuesday, or, as many like to call it, Pancake Day.

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 - 14:54

In order to succeed in language learning you need to have a lot of motivation. However, sometimes for one reason or another, we can find that it is gone.

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017 - 09:24

On Saturday my Catalan friend invited me to come along to a Calçotada.

Saturday, 11 February, 2017 - 13:57

As it is still the beginning of 2017 some people will have made their New Year's resolutions, such as eating healthier, doing more exercise or maybe trying out a new hobby.

Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 - 14:14

Emotion icons: :) for a smiley face, :( for a sad face, <3 for a heart ... every icon you use helps you to convey meaning.

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 14:35

I have been living in Toulouse for over four months now and I can safely say that my ability to talk to French people has improved in an unbelievable way.

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 14:34

I’m a language assistant in Alsace, France, aka the capital of European Christmas markets, which is great because I LOVE Christmas.

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 14:06

Here in Seville, an event took place this weekend called 'Mr Saturday', held at the contemporary art museum.

Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 07:18

When I was fifteen years old I had a teacher who would repeatedly shout 'Presentation is important!' He taught graphic design, a lot of which is about precision and style.

Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 07:17

For the past two years I have been travelling and living abroad. Home has become more of a feeling than a place.

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 08:52

A new year has arrived and many people are trying to stick to their New Year's resolutions. I never make any - not a single one.

Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 14:44

Christmas songs, giving and receiving presents, parties, dressing up, lots of food, the end of term ... December has to be the best month of the year, right?! Well, I certainly think so.

Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 08:02

No matter how far you’ve travelled, or for how long, there’s always something special about coming home.

Friday, 13 January, 2017 - 11:47

The turkey is long gone, presents unwrapped and the only bit of food left is the unwanted Christmas cake you spent so long making, or so much money buying.

Thursday, 12 January, 2017 - 14:07

There's something about living abroad that makes a complete fool out of me. Is it because of the language barrier? The difference in culture? Or am I just ridiculously clumsy?

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 16:11

New Year is a time when many people make resolutions or set goals for the year ahead.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 16:09

At the beginning of every new year, it is very typical to make News Year's resolutions. Mostly they concern areas to try something new in or try harder.