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, 10 February, 2014 - 12:08
by TeresaC

Tongue twisters are word games which are fantastic to improve your pronunciation when speaking English!

Thursday, 6 February, 2014 - 15:15
by GraceL

A couple of friends and I, spontaneously decided that we would go to Berlin this weekend to attend the Berlinale, an international film festival.

Monday, 20 January, 2014 - 19:23
by DanielT

When I was young, I dreamed of becoming many things. Sometimes, I wished I was an astronaut going up into space, finding new planets and jumping around in a cool space suit.

Friday, 17 January, 2014 - 15:33

In the Christmas holidays, I went to the cinema with a group of friends to see the second film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson.

Sunday, 12 January, 2014 - 20:41
by GraceE

Many people used to consider art to be paintings of fields with flowers, portraits of old-fashioned men in top hats, or pictures of bowls of fruit.

Friday, 10 January, 2014 - 11:41
by KatieP

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective who, since his creation in 1887 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has appeared in many books, films, TV series and also games.

Monday, 16 December, 2013 - 15:50
by TeresaC

Last weekend, I went on a trip to Sete, a small seaside town in the south of France. I went with a French friend, and I stayed with her family who lives there.

Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 15:44

It’s that time of year again in Europe: Christmas music is playing on the radio and whole streets of houses are decorated with fairy lights.

Wednesday, 4 December, 2013 - 14:43
by IainG

TED is a set of conferences, held in various cities around the world every year.  With various speakers - also from various parts of the globe - all the speeches are uploaded to their website, for

Friday, 15 November, 2013 - 17:32
by MehramS

It may be over a month away however our television screens are already bursting with Christmas inspired advertisements.

Friday, 15 November, 2013 - 08:35
by TeresaC

It’s getting closer and closer to Christmas, and that means just one thing...it’s nearly pantomime season again!

Thursday, 14 November, 2013 - 11:51
by EmilyM

Series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing is in its seventh week. Strictly is a BBC Television programme which is broadcast every year before Christmas.

Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 17:03
by ReganS

One of my absolute favourite things about this time of year is watching Christmas movies.

Friday, 18 October, 2013 - 12:04
by KatieP

Have you ever been to see a musical? The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You are some of the famous musicals showing in London, the capital city of England.

Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 15:17
by ReganS

When people ask me who my favourite filmmaker is, and I say Rian Johnson, they tend to look at me with a blank face.  Despite releasing his first film in 2005, Rian Johnson is still quite unknown.

Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 15:16
by ReganS

Like many people, I get an initial feeling of dread when I hear that a book I like has been turned into a film. Sometimes I won't even watch the film even though I love the story!

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 - 13:07
by HannahW

I love photography.

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 09:25
by IainG

I saw “Monsters Inc.” in the cinema when it came out and loved it.  I was desperate to see the prequel, “Monsters University” but, when it was in the cinema, I was getting ready to leave for Colom

Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 20:11

Have you ever watched a film about a pilot who’s been turned into a pig in 1930s Italy and is in love with a beautiful (human) cabaret singer?  Or one where a talking cat helps a school girl to esc

Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 12:55
by JohnM

Writing about French pâtisseries in my previous article has inspired me to share with you a collection of 'fridge cake' recipes.