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, 25 January, 2016 - 13:04
by AmyA

People decide to learn another language for many different reasons. Some decide to learn another language because they would like to live in another country.

Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 12:17

I've always loved snow. I grew up in the south of England where it never snowed very often so when it did it was always very exciting!

Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 12:17

I live on the top floor of an apartment block overlooking the ocean. Just across the road is a bakery overflowing with croissants, fresh bread and fancy baked treats.

Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 07:55
by NaomiK

Every year after I’ve eaten too much chocolate and heard too much Christmas music, I start to think about the year ahead.

Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 - 08:30
by LewisG

Winter is here once again.
It is that special time of year when
Snow is falling and all is white
And Christmas lights dazzle, oh so bright!

Monday, 14 December, 2015 - 10:52

It is nearing the end of my first term working as an English Language Assistant in primary schools in France.

Sunday, 13 December, 2015 - 20:58
by AlexC
In Germany, it is normal to wear your own clothes to school, since there are no rules on uniform.
Sunday, 13 December, 2015 - 20:54

I'm really looking forward to going home to England soon for the Christmas holidays. Christmas is fast approaching so I have been busy buying and wrapping presents for all my friends and family.

Monday, 7 December, 2015 - 08:44
by JordenF

Since moving to Vienna, being offered a cup of tea now sets off a series of alarm bells for me. Have you ever heard all British people being labelled as tea-fanatics?

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 11:11
by ZarahK

Wheaten bread is the term Northern Irish people use for brown soda bread. This is a recipe that I saved from my home economics class in school.

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 10:48
by LouiseH

November 30th is celebrated across Scotland as Saint Andrew’s Day and is also a national holiday in Scotland.

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 10:46
by TashaD

I have been living in Logroño, Spain, for the past two months and going for tapas has quickly become one of my favourite hobbies.

Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 10:04

As far as my week goes, I work Monday to Friday mornings teaching English to 14- to 16-year-olds in a local secondary school in Vibo Valentia, Calabria.

Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 09:44
by KatieJ

'It’s raining cats and dogs!' Although this phrase is not very common in England any more, it clearly shows how we don’t always say what we mean.  One thing that is often frustrating for language l

Friday, 20 November, 2015 - 14:46

I thought I would share with you a British tradition ... afternoon tea. An afternoon tea is glorious in all senses.

Friday, 13 November, 2015 - 21:51

One of the best things about living in Quebec is the opportunity to travel and Boston was our first venture across the border.

Thursday, 12 November, 2015 - 17:23
by LouiseH

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once described Scotland as a ‘Land o’ Cakes’.

Thursday, 12 November, 2015 - 09:08
by TashaD

I have been living in Spain for just over a month now and this week my family came from England to visit me.

Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 - 08:06

At the end of September this year I moved to Calabria (a region in southern Italy which forms the toe of the Italian Peninsula) to start working as an English language assistant in a local

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015 - 15:23
by CleaG

As I write this I’m sat on a bumpy bus back to Santiago in Chile where I am currently working as a language assistant for the year.