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.

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 - 12:18

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

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, 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.

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.

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

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

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 - 11:27

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.

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. 

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 14:03

Are you planning to go to university? What do you think your responsibilities will be in the first few weeks?

Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 11:25

Over the last few years, I have discovered that one of my favourite things to do in my free time is to volunteer.

Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 08:35

In 2005, the British Council published a booklet celebrating 100 years of the Language Assistants Programme.

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 - 11:27

When I go to a new place the first thing I like to do is walk around the streets, to explore and get lost in the city.