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. 

Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 22:24

If you were to ask me what my favourite sport is, my answer would be swimming. I started learning how to swim when I was five years old and I have been swimming ever since.

Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 - 08:50

I’m sure we all know by now that exercise is great for you. But let’s be honest, sometimes finding that motivation to work out can be a little difficult.

Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - 16:59

Women have made great strides in sports. And when I say strides, I mean this literally. Up until 1960's Olympics, women weren't allowed to compete in running races over 200 metres in distance.

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 09:02

I have recently begun my year abroad working as an English language assistant in a secondary school in the north of Italy and for my first lessons with my classes, the teachers asked me to prepare

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.

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, 17 May, 2017 - 11:35

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

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!

Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 08:15

As a teenager, I hated Physical Education lessons. I was not very good at sports, and I hated team sports because I always felt like I was disappointing the rest of the team.

Monday, 20 March, 2017 - 08:40

One of the best things about living in Malaga is the perfect bicycle weather.

Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 - 14:12

The snooker final has just been on television and I’m fascinated by it.

Thursday, 2 February, 2017 - 15:46

I’m sure many of you will be familiar with the New Year’s resolution ‘get fit’.

Friday, 13 January, 2017 - 11:47

I’m going skiing this weekend and I’m so excited!

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:22

I used to hate running. At secondary school I found it exhausting to run around the sports field and I was always one of the last students to cross the finish line.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:07

Before coming to France one of my biggest worries was that I wouldn’t make French friends.

Monday, 31 October, 2016 - 14:02

Everyone needs time out to recharge their battery every now and then, whether it’s reading before bed, doodling in your book whilst trying to study or simply watching TV.

Thursday, 23 June, 2016 - 21:23

When I was visiting Australia a few weeks ago, I knew I couldn't leave the surf capital of the world without giving it a go myself.

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016 - 10:46
by ZarahK

Gaelic football is one of the oldest and most popular sports in Ireland, played by men, women and children all around the country.