Our blogs were written by young people from the UK. Each year we selected a new group of bloggers, from the British Council’s language assistants, who shared 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.

Please note that this project ended in 2018 so some of the blog posts are no longer up to date. 

Friday, 23 March, 2018 - 15:55

Her legs are longer, her smile is brighter and even her teeth are whiter.

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.

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.

Thursday, 26 January, 2017 - 13:10

Almost instantly after Christmas is over, the hype for sales begins. Ready, set, go? 

Monday, 19 December, 2016 - 11:04

These days, it seems like everything is going digital. From news articles and recipes to yoga tutorials, you can find almost everything on the internet.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:10

At this time of year, summer seems like a distant memory. July and August were filled with boiling hot days, and even September was lovely and sunny.

Wednesday, 2 November, 2016 - 11:27

On average, we only regularly wear a third of the clothes that we own.

Friday, 15 July, 2016 - 12:50

There's a current fashion trend for pinafores and dungaree dresses going on at the moment. Walking around the shops I've seen them everywhere in all sorts of styles and colours.

Monday, 7 December, 2015 - 08:43

Some of my friends and I have just returned from a weekend in Paris.

Thursday, 12 November, 2015 - 06:33
by DaisyB

So anyone who knows me knows that I don’t particularly follow fashion trends. I’m perfectly content in jeans and an old hoodie, paired with a pair of classic Converse.

Friday, 30 October, 2015 - 11:09

During the summer holidays when I was getting ready to move to France, I was very excited as it meant that I had the opportunity to buy some new clothes and change my fashion a bit.

Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 - 22:34

More often than not we wander into a shop, have a browse, find something we like and buy it - all without a second thought to the environmental implications of our purchase.

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014 - 22:10

The production of garments using real fur has always been a controversial issue. Recently, real fur has returned to the catwalks and collections of many fashion houses.

Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 - 09:05
by EllieC

Buying clothes second-hand comes with lots of benefits, but also some downsides. However, among the student population of Britain, it is one of the most popular ways of staying stylish.

Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 12:27
by MeganC

Having spent the last few years of my life in a renowned student city, I have constantly been surrounded by alternative styles and fashions.

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014 - 10:42
by EllieC

Ten years ago, the term ‘blogger’ would only have been known by the select few. Nowadays, however, it is considered a full-time job in many cases.

Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 - 18:44

You’ve surely heard of Converse shoes, the American brand of basketball trainers. I have fallen in love with their Italian equivalent, a kind of trainer called Superga.

Thursday, 16 January, 2014 - 11:01
by BronyaD

Recently in the United Kingdom a new fad has been growing ever more popular – ‘the Wellington boot’. We also use the names ‘welly boot’ and ‘wellies’ for short.

Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 17:21
by MehramS

After the holiday period the beginning of the New Year can seem to get off to a slow and somewhat lethargic start.