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.

Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 15:48
by EmilyH2

I do not usually let people down when we've made plans, but when I woke up at 5.30am I didn’t want to go and climb a mountain.

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 - 09:49
by HannahP
As a new resident of Provence, upon arrival in Marseille airport I couldn't ignore the number of football shirts proudly worn by the city's residents.
Tuesday, 14 October, 2014 - 12:13

Most people have never heard of Ultimate before. When you say the word Frisbee, you might think of throwing a Frisbee on the beach or in a park or even with your dog.

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 - 13:10
by EllaO

As a tennis fan, I love watching all the major tournaments on the TV, but there is nothing better than seeing the action close-up.

Friday, 4 July, 2014 - 00:26

Wherever you live in the world, you have probably noticed that the Football World Cup 2014 is taking place in Brazil at the moment.

Wednesday, 14 May, 2014 - 18:14

This week, the "Giro d'Italia", a cycling tour of Italy, passed through the region where I am spending my year abroad.

Friday, 31 January, 2014 - 11:08
by JaredT

I used to love catching butterflies as a young child. I would holiday down in picturesque Somerset, in the south west of England, with my family in the summer.

Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 15:14
by IainG

I am really not a sporty person. I have never enjoyed playing, watching or even reading about sports.

Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 14:51

Yesterday I was invited to watch a volleyball match at the local stadium. It was a home game so my town, Molfetta, was playing against Trento, a team from the North of Italy.

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 13:25
by KatieP

Winter and Christmas are now fully on their way. It is getting colder, darker and wetter outside, so I decided that to try and keep fit whilst I am living here in Germany I would join a gym.

Sunday, 24 November, 2013 - 18:01
by EllieH

It was obvious from a young age that I was never going to be a dancer. What I gather from childhood stories is that “she’s just very tall for her age,” was a kind way of my dance teachers saying th

Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 15:30

Working at the same time as being an au pair is quite a challenge.

Tuesday, 19 November, 2013 - 17:24
by DanielT

At first, there may not seem to be many obvious connections between learning a language and playing a sport.

Sunday, 17 November, 2013 - 18:09
by AimeeW

Despite many people I know loving Sport, I have spent my whole life declining sporting activities.

Friday, 15 November, 2013 - 16:14

Yesterday I went to my first exercise class in France. Usually when I am in the UK I try to go to the gym two or three times per week.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013 - 23:46
by JoR

Last summer, I tried to teach my brother yoga.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013 - 17:38
by IainG

Sport and, more specifically, football has an awesome power to unite people from all sorts of cultural backgrounds and nowhere is this more true than in my favourite continent of them all, Latin Am

Sunday, 10 November, 2013 - 16:21
by TeresaC

In April next year, I am going to run the London Marathon! The London Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world - last year there were 36, 748 runners!

Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 12:07

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Tuesday, 22 October, 2013 - 10:51

Millions of people all over the world enjoy sport, whether they enjoying taking part in it, or watching it.