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, 14 October, 2013 - 12:31
by JaredT

Barcelona is a city of culture; home of Antonio Gaudí, the Sagrada Família and to a lesser extent, for those that have been, those annoying whistles that are sold down Las Ram

Monday, 7 October, 2013 - 10:08
by EllieH

I’d heard quite a few of my friends in England talk about “boxercise” (a keep-fit boxing class), so when a new French friend of mine invited me to a class in Nantes I was really quite excited.

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 09:15
by JaredT

The English Premier League is said to be the best in the world. Players from all across the globe come here to make a name for themselves.

Friday, 27 September, 2013 - 10:33
by SteveM

I have played football all my life and could happily sit here and type pages and pages about the reasons why it really is ‘the beautiful game’.

Thursday, 18 July, 2013 - 14:53
by EmilyM

I’ve been training in karate for over seven years now and I am a brown belt. I would like to share how karate has helped me develop as a person and provided me with the tools for self-defence.

Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 15:21

It’s that time of year again: Wimbledon is back on our screens, everyone has gone tennis mad and the weather has taken a turn for the worse (although saying that, as I write this the sun is in fact

Saturday, 29 June, 2013 - 22:40

I could hardly call myself a tennis expert. In fact, I still struggle to understand the rules.

Friday, 12 April, 2013 - 13:41

I don’t know about you, but my feelings towards running seem to change more often than I would like them to.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013 - 20:14

The Grand National is an iconic horse race which happens every year in April at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool in England. It started in 1839 and is still a very popular event today in the UK.

Saturday, 19 January, 2013 - 12:44

If you haven’t practised yoga yet, you probably think it’s a kind of exercise for people with extremely flexible bodies or maybe for hippies. Not true!

Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 16:20

Today I woke up, and asked myself "what am I going to do without the Olympics?". That sounds crazy, I know.

Friday, 27 July, 2012 - 14:57
by JohnM

Cycling was a big part of my childhood. I cycled all the time; alone, or with friends, it was always a great pastime.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 20:27

Yesterday, I did something a bit different. Not only did I turn 23, but I celebrated it for the first time away from my friends and family. By "celebrate", I mean I went bungee jumping.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 14:52

They have surrendered the league title. They are out of the Champions League. The manager has announced his resignation. Crisis?

Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 15:57
by JohnM

Inline skates (more commonly known as ‘rollerblades’) took the world by storm when they came out in the late 1980s by Rollerblade, and unlike roller skates, these boots on wheels were different; th

Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 04:16

You must have heard by now about the Z-word; it’s the latest, trendiest, coolest way to keep fit and have fun as you do – didn’t you know?

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 20:22

What is tejo? The topic heading says sport so ... surely that’s football, rugby, maybe cricket at a push?

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 10:57

Animals today are still a huge part of the sport and entertainment industries.

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 10:47

“Cricket is basically Baseball on Valium”

                  Robin Williams – actor

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 10:30

Do international sportsmen have a duty to be good role models?