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.

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 10:30

France is world famous for its delicious baking. If you love bread, you can find a bakery or, as the French call it, a boulangerie, on almost every street corner.

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 09:09

In the past few months I have noticed an emerging pattern when it comes to TV series.  Wherever I turn period dramas are taking over my TV!

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 08:38

When most people think of Ireland, they immediately picture the beautiful sights and bustling city of Dublin and the south, and, although Dublin is lovely, I’m going to tell you why you should go

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 - 16:22

I have been dancing since I was 14 years old, when my best friend dragged me to an after-school dance class. I enjoyed that dance class so much that I have been dancing ever since.

Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 08:10

Now, I know what you must be thinking: podcasts are a pretty weird thing to become addicted to. But seriously, readers, I just can’t stop tuning in – I’m hooked!

Friday, 25 August, 2017 - 15:28

It’s a website that everyone has heard of. Perhaps most people even use it on a daily basis, and it’s a form of both entertainment and social media.

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 - 15:06

For most tourists visiting the UK, London is the top place to go. I can see why – it’s known for being a historic and cultural hub, as well as having some of the best nightlife.

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 - 14:59

When returning to south-western Germany, where my parents live, it is almost obligatory for me to go on a hike to connect with nature and reconnect with myself.

Monday, 3 July, 2017 - 12:40

One of my favourite films is The Devil Wears Prada. It stars Anne Hathaway (as Andrea), Meryl Streep (as Miranda Priestly) and Emily Blunt (as Emily).

Monday, 3 July, 2017 - 12:18

A piñata is a container which is decorated and filled with sweets, toys or seasonal fruit.

Friday, 30 June, 2017 - 20:13

One of my favourite television series of all time is The O.C. It centres on how teenager Ryan Atwood (from a poor family) leaves behind his troubled life to live with lawyer Sandy Cohen an

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 - 16:01

When I was 16 I wrote a bucket list. This was a list of things that I wanted to do in my lifetime. Some things were easy, some difficult and some near impossible.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 - 15:57

The summer solstice usually takes place on the 21 June each year, and since 2014 it has also been recognised as International Yoga Day around the world.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 - 11:09

One of Mexico's traditions is called the quinceañera, which means 'fifteen-year-old'. It is when a young girl turns 15 and she has a big party to celebrate.

Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 16:01

When I was ten years old I went to the USA to visit some family friends. We travelled around California - Los Angeles, San Francisco - and Las Vegas.

Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 15:50

It’s funny nowadays. Everybody buys their clothes. It’s not ‘cool’ to knit or sew your own any more and crafts like this are seen as a very old skill.

Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 15:47

3D printing is becoming more and more popular. We are now able to print things such as clothing, prosthetic limbs, musical instruments and prototype cars.

Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 15:21

I'm learning to drive in Switzerland. I thought it would be a good idea to learn now because I have plenty of free time and am earning a little money to pay for lessons.

Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 11:45

There’s a series on Netflix at the moment called Velvet and it is fascinating. It’s set in the 1950s, in a Spanish high-fashion house in Madrid.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 19:36

After spending a semester in Cádiz and eight months in Ciudad Real, I have been trying to work out which Spanish stereotypes have some truth in them and which don’t.