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, 12 June, 2017 - 14:42

Do you ever throw away food at home? Have you ever thought about what happens to the food that shops and supermarkets don’t sell?

Saturday, 10 June, 2017 - 17:52

A topic which fascinates me is that of the origins of Romani people in Spain. Living in Spain, I have noticed that there is a significant Romani population.

Thursday, 8 June, 2017 - 20:08

I love visiting new cities and seeing all of the famous tourist sights. Recently, I visited the German city of Leipzig. My trip was amazing!

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 13:40

Here in Spain, now is the season for First Communion: a Catholic tradition where a child receives their first sacrament of the Eucharist.

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 05:58

I have a confession. I’m addicted to reality TV. I can’t get enough of it.

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 05:58

This year, I’ve been working in a German secondary school as an English language assistant.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 11:35

This weekend a marathon took place in Salzburg, the city in which I’m currently living.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 11:34

It’s always more fun travelling with friends, but sometimes it’s just not possible, as life gets in the way.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 11:33

If you think about school, is there that one teacher who stands out above all others? That one person who is your favourite and who really inspired you? Why?

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 11:32

The world of flamenco interests me greatly. That is why I decided to find out more about it, to discover more about where it comes from.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 11:27

Ever since I watched the television series The OC (starring Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody and Benjamin McKenzie), I have been obsessed with going to Orange County.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 11:23

For the long Easter weekend, some friends and I went to stay in a remote cabin in the Canadian forest with no running water, no TV and no internet.

Monday, 8 May, 2017 - 16:21

Have you ever seen a car without a driver? It sounds crazy, but these computer-driven driverless cars will soon be filling roads near you.

Tuesday, 2 May, 2017 - 08:57

On Sunday 23 April, more than 30,000 people participated in the 2017 London Marathon, running 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometres) around the city centre.

Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 10:22

A lot of people in England have a very strong obsession with football. You might even say they are fanatics!

Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 10:22

Understanding modern China can be a difficult task.

Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 10:21

My dad and his family were born and raised in Leicester, in the Midlands, and so although I have always lived in the south of England, I have always known Leicester’s history. 

Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 - 09:12

The 23rd April is World Book Day, but did you know that it is also Shakespeare Day? Everybody has heard of Shakespeare, but do you know how many plays he wrote?

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 14:18

I wouldn’t describe myself as fashion-obsessed and I don’t usually spend a great deal of money on clothes. However, I do love a bargain and I’m terrible at throwing away old clothes.

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 14:13

Thrift shops are thriving with endless options from flawless fashion items to vintage finds and individual souvenirs.