Our blogs were written by young people from the UK. Each year we selected a new group of bloggers, from the British Council’s language assistants, who shared 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.

Please note that this project ended in 2018 so some of the blog posts are no longer up to date. 

Friday, 2 February, 2018 - 10:11

Like many others around the world at the start of the year, I made a New Year’s resolution. I decided to try something different from the usual ones: to do more exercise, eat more vegetables, etc.

Monday, 15 January, 2018 - 09:26

Language is part of our daily lives, no matter where we live in the world.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 11:32

The world of flamenco interests me greatly. That is why I decided to find out more about it, to discover more about where it comes from.

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 - 10:05

I know what sort of music I like.

Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 08:17

Did you know that, in 2016, over 18 million people attended classical concerts in Germany? That's more people than those who went to main league football matches!

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 08:02

Donauinselfest is the largest free outdoor music festival in Europe. It is an annual festival which takes place on Danube Island in Vienna, Austria. In 2016, three million people attended.

Thursday, 2 February, 2017 - 15:45

In my opinion, classical music is a bit like mushrooms! You don’t see the link? Let me explain. When I was younger, I didn’t like mushrooms.

Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 07:18

On Saturday, one of my friends asked me if I wanted to go to Igloofest with her.

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 09:50

If you visit a country in Asia you may see a lot of street signs with 'KTV' written on them. These signs are advertising KTV bars. KTV bars are places where people can do karaoke.

Sunday, 11 December, 2016 - 07:05

There are so many different aspects to the Christmas period: jumpers, shopping, Christmas markets, decorations, songs. Without them, Christmas just wouldn't feel right.

Friday, 4 November, 2016 - 15:15

The cello isn’t the most portable of instruments. Of course, it could be worse – I can’t even imagine trying to move a double bass to another country.

Wednesday, 2 November, 2016 - 14:18

When people think about British music, for the most part they think about the 60s or 70s with the likes of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones or more modern artists like Adele or Ed Sheeran.

Wednesday, 2 November, 2016 - 12:28

‘Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent’ – Victor Hugo

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 - 07:34
by LouiseH

Ever since I was a young girl my favourite style of music has been jazz and blues. The first ever CD that I bought was Chuck Berry’s Greatest Hits when I was 11 years old.

Friday, 15 July, 2016 - 13:04

"Music is the piece of art that goes in the ears straight to the heart."

Friday, 15 July, 2016 - 12:58
by AmyC

Forty-six years since its beginnings, this was Glastonbury’s rainiest year yet. And with the rain came mud, and with the mud came chaos.

Tuesday, 21 June, 2016 - 10:57
by GraceD

Recently my best friend came to visit me in France and we went to a concert.

Tuesday, 19 January, 2016 - 10:58
by AmyC

The recent news of the death of David Bowie has taken the world by shock. At the age of 69, Bowie died last week from liver cancer, an illness that he managed to hide from just about everyone.

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015 - 09:46
by AmyC

I have always been a big fan of music but to be honest, I don't know anyone who has ever overtly disliked it.

Friday, 16 October, 2015 - 10:26
by LewisG

Each May since 1956 people from across Europe and around the world have gathered around their televisions with friends and family for an extended evening of international entertainment: The Eurovi