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.

Saturday, 24 January, 2015 - 12:40
by KatB

An unexpected snow flurry in my small corner of rural Germany made me think of two seemingly unrelated, but closely connected things.

Tuesday, 20 January, 2015 - 19:29
by KatB

'Pop culture' is a powerful thing.

Thursday, 8 January, 2015 - 13:32

Films provide more than just entertainment. For many people, watching foreign language films is a way to develop their language skills.

Tuesday, 23 December, 2014 - 20:52
by ChloeF

Like many people from the UK, I am now home for the festive season, and if there’s one thing I’ve realised being home, television at Christmas is just as important as sharing the day with the peopl

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 12:26

We all know the stories. The princess falls in love with the prince. He rescues the damsel in distress from the tower or the dragon or the wicked queen … or anything at all really.

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014 - 21:33
by EmilyW

If you live in the Northern hemisphere, autumn is probably drawing to a close in your country.

Friday, 14 November, 2014 - 14:39

For anyone who is feeling a little confused, let me first explain what rocky road is. It is a refrigerator cake made with marshmallows, biscuits and chocolate.

Thursday, 13 November, 2014 - 11:23
by AnneS

In the UK, the seeds of horse chestnut trees are called “conkers” and, for me, the first conker of the season signals the start of autumn.

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 - 11:21
by MeganH

So far my time in France has been like a rollercoaster, I’ve had my ups and my downs. I have been living in France for almost two months and I’m definitely becoming homesick.

Monday, 10 November, 2014 - 16:07

Last weekend I visited a zoo with a friend. Whilst there, we debated whether or not zoos were a good thing. When I was little, I loved going to the zoo. Now, aged 20, I still enjoy visiting them.

Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 14:09

I have always found that watching television series and films in the language which you are learning a very helpful exercise.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 - 13:43

I am currently living and teaching in Colmar, Alsace. Last week, Colmar hosted its 19th film festival.

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 - 12:15

The fifth series of the popular period drama Downton Abbey has just started in the UK, but why does it attract so many viewers?

Monday, 11 August, 2014 - 10:13
by IainG

Edinburgh is a fantastic city for tourists. There are so many things to do here for people of all ages.

Saturday, 12 July, 2014 - 14:57

Have you ever heard of soap operas? They are fictional series on television or radio that follow a group of families and show us the events of their everyday lives.

Wednesday, 9 July, 2014 - 11:46
by ReganS

Like many people, if anyone asks me what my favourite films are I always struggle to answer.

Monday, 23 June, 2014 - 22:26

Talent competitions are very popular on British television.

Sunday, 22 June, 2014 - 18:23
by ReganS

I always struggle when someone asks me what my favourite movie is. I can't choose just one! However there are a small number of filmmakers whose films I always love.

Monday, 19 May, 2014 - 12:27
by HannahW

I am coming towards the end of my stay in Salzburg and couldn’t leave without writing about The Sound of Music. The film was set in Salzburg, but most Austrians have never seen it.

Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 16:15
After living in Paris for five months, I feel that I have visited the most famous tourist attractions numerous times.