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, 2 January, 2017 - 14:42

Food, glorious food! Eating local cuisine is an important part of any trip abroad. Sampling a country’s delicacies can help you understand its culture, its customs and its people.  However, when

Monday, 2 January, 2017 - 14:40

When it comes to the UK, London likes to steal all the attention. Yes, yes, I know: it's a great city with lots of culture and sights to see.

Monday, 2 January, 2017 - 14:39

Christmas is generally considered to be a time for tradition – people do the same things every single year, and they love the familiarity of the festive season.

Tuesday, 20 December, 2016 - 08:10

Christmas is a time for relaxing, having fun and spending time with family and friends. However, for many of us, it is also spent revising for January exams.

Monday, 19 December, 2016 - 11:40

I love travelling, but it hasn't always been my passion. In my first year of university, I started to travel during the holidays.

Monday, 19 December, 2016 - 11:05

Maybe you’ve just started learning a new language. Maybe you've been studying to pass exams or to get the job you want in the future.

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.

Monday, 19 December, 2016 - 11:03

Did you know that Harry Potter is the fifth best-selling book worldwide, with over 107 million copies sold and that it is now the best-selling children's novel?

Friday, 16 December, 2016 - 16:03

New Year's Eve is a different time for everybody all around the world.

Friday, 16 December, 2016 - 15:29

A very traditional thing that accompanies a typical English Christmas dinner is the Christmas cracker. So what exactly is a Christmas cracker? Something you crack at Christmas, literally!

Friday, 16 December, 2016 - 15:28

Christmas is a popular holiday in both Italy, where I live now, and the United Kingdom, where I am from. However, this doesn’t mean that people celebrate it in exactly the same way.

Sunday, 11 December, 2016 - 07:07

Currently it does not feel like Christmas is two weeks away because the sun is shining. Normally around this time of year, one is used to getting snuggled up and cosying up in front of the fire.

Sunday, 11 December, 2016 - 07:06

According to my Instagram, I have now been in Spain for 81 days.

Sunday, 11 December, 2016 - 07:05

There are so many different aspects to the Christmas period: jumpers, shopping, Christmas markets, decorations, songs. Without them, Christmas just wouldn't feel right.

Friday, 9 December, 2016 - 17:24

I’ve been living abroad for two months now. Even though I’m having a good time, I miss lots of things about Britain. Here are my top nine:

Friday, 9 December, 2016 - 17:22

Some people choose to live in a flat share or community. Others can't imagine leaving their perfect flats to live with lots of other people. Why would you ever do such a thing?!

Friday, 9 December, 2016 - 17:16

The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Owl Babies. Mog. We’re going on a Bear Hunt, Little Bear’s Trousers. Alfie!

Monday, 5 December, 2016 - 12:02

Sometimes a flying visit from a loved one is all you need to realise how settled you are in a place.

Monday, 5 December, 2016 - 12:02

If you ever visit an English village, make sure to look out for morris dancing.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 14:06

Since 1997, the world has been gripped by the magical world of Harry Potter. After publishing her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K.