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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.
Stereotype No. 1: the British love to drink tea: You must drink endless cups of tea.
I was lucky enough to take a short trip to Warsaw, the capital of Poland, a few days ago and it was such a great city to visit.
When you are learning a foreign language one of the hardest things to grasp is how and when to use colloquial idioms and expressions.
A lot of the time when I reveal to my French friends that I am a vegetarian, a look of horror comes over their faces! ‘What do you eat?’ they ask me.
One of the hardest parts of living abroad is being away from your loved ones, especially your family.
It is the end of the school holidays where I am posted as a language assistant in France.
A three-time television award winner, and one of my all-time favourite shows on British TV, Gogglebox is a reality programme like no other. Imagine this ...
Oddly, when you’re on your year abroad, keeping up with essential language learning tasks like grammar practice or memorising vocabulary can fall by the wayside.
I was a bit of a bookworm as a child. For every car journey, day trip or family holiday, a stack of books was always packed to keep me busy.
What to say about Naples? After having been living in Italy for a couple of months, I felt like I had got the hang of living here.
Ever since arriving in South America, I have been constantly comparing their esteemed empanada to the British version that I am so familiar with: the Cornish pasty.
The other day I was talking to an American friend about how I wanted to make flapjacks.
I’m a big fan of trying to save the environment, and this month is the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) annual Earth Hour.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a national Irish holiday that is celebrated on the 17th of March every year. It is a celebration of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, who died on that date.
A couple of weeks ago my parents came out to visit me in the South West of France for a holiday over my February break.
I have just returned from a weekend away with my friends and on the journey back home I took some time to reflect back on the past couple of months since I arrived in France in September.
You just have to try this recipe!
Veganism. What does it mean? To some of you it might be a completely new word and it’s certainly a word I have only become familiar with in recent years.
I have just arrived back in France after a short trip to England to spend a few days with my family and to meet my niece Elsie who was born a few weeks (she is tiny and adorable).
Last year, I went WWOOFing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) at a beautiful organic farm in the south of La Réunion. With WWOOFing, volunteers exchange their time and work for food and board.
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