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, 7 February, 2017 - 14:13

Hamilton is one of the most successful musicals ever to run on Broadway. Since it opened in 2015, it has won eleven Tony awards, one Grammy and even the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 14:33

This review will contain SPOILERS for the film Assassin's Creed, directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons.

Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 07:47

I LOVE Disney. I love how it appeals to audiences of all ages and how timeless it is. Did you know that Disney’s Snow White film was first released in 1937?

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.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 14:05

Picture the scene. It is the middle of the night and an excited little girl is waiting in a long queue outside a bookshop.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 14:02

I knew, when coming to France, that one of the things I would miss the most about my home in England was English television. One of the things which England does best is its TV shows!

Friday, 25 November, 2016 - 12:41

This week I went to see Doctor Strange in the cinema. At first I was not very excited because there have been so many Marvel superhero films over the last few years.

Monday, 21 November, 2016 - 09:51

One day last September I was walking home from the supermarket when I passed Spiderman on the street.

Thursday, 17 November, 2016 - 11:23

Every Wednesday evening, I tutor two 14-year-old boys. Last week, the subject of reality television arose. They were surprised by my interest in the subject.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:12

I sometimes find that watching a film adaptation of a book helps me to understand the plot of a book. This is especially true for books from a different period or with a difficult dialect.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:23

We have all been there.

“Hey, have you watched The Walking Dead series?”
“No …”
“You need to watch it!”

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 14:58

It is the end of the school holidays where I am posted as a language assistant in France.

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 14:37
by CleaG

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 ...

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 08:58
by LouiseH

My New Year’s Resolution this year was to take up a new hobby.

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 - 15:35
by NicolaD

The Oscar nominees for 2016 have been announced, but do we really care?

Wednesday, 6 January, 2016 - 20:53

I have recently returned to work after two weeks off for the Christmas break.

Monday, 14 December, 2015 - 12:37

This week I decided to bake chocolate chip cookies to surprise my flatmate as she is studying for her exams at the moment.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 13:41

Whenever I ask my French high school pupils what they do in their free time, the answer always seems to be one of the following: a) sleep, b) see my friends/boyfriend/girlfriend or c) play video ga

Monday, 7 December, 2015 - 09:09
by CleaG

Last week I decided to watch the film Divergent, (and the next day was so addicted, I absolutely had to watch part two: Insurgent).  In this action-packed movie, the remaining pop

Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 09:48
by DaisyB

It may not be the weather for it but you can never beat sitting down with a homemade scone and a nice cup of tea (milk and no sugar, of course).