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LearnEnglish Podcasts

LearnEnglish Podcasts app is a series of English learning podcasts to practise your English on the go.

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Listen to the British Council’s most popular English learning podcast series, LearnEnglish Podcasts, on your mobile device!

The app helps you learn everyday English by providing over 80 episodes and over 20 hours of free listening about a wide range of topics, as well as great new features that help you listen and understand the conversations.

In each episode, podcast hosts Tess, Ravi, Adam and Rob chat with different people to talk about everyday topics such as their favourite celebrities, making plans for the weekend, having a dinner party and which cities they like to live in.

Listen, read and check that you understand

In every episode, listen and read along with a moving audioscript. The audioscript gets highlighted to help you focus on listening. Comprehension questions come with each episode so that you can check your listening and whether you understand the conversation.

Features background playing and offline access

The audio plays even when the screen is turned off. You can also download episodes onto your tablet or phone and listen offline, and delete episodes after you’ve listened to them to create space on your tablet or phone. Re-download the episodes when you want to listen again.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below. 


This such a great application. I learned and am still leaning a lot of English from it. I just can't wait for the update that allows using the background playing. Another thing is if you could add an option to autoplay/repeat the episodes and autoplay the next one that would be fantastic.
Thank you

This app is such a great app ever. But I wanna talk about a small problem. I need a button that can help us replay audio continuously.

Hi Khoagia,
Thank you for your suggestion. I will pass your comment to our app manager.
If you have any other suggestions in the future, please feel free to let us know at Your feedback is very important to us. :)
LearnEnglish Mobile team

Hi .
It is a great application .
But ,it has two problems :
1;my phone found 8 problem into application,this cause of be my phone warm
2;has advertise and why the first level in the end
Thanks to salve the problem

Hi Yuosof,
Thank you for your comment. We are sorry LearnEnglish Podcasts is not working properly for you. Could you please forward the issue to us at In your email, please include your device model and OS version. We will do our best to assist further. Thank you!
LearnEnglish Mobile team

Recently I hear that the number of people who listen to Podcast and radio is increasing due to COVID-19!
Thank you for your great support! :)

Hi Rafaela,

Thank you for your comment. Yes, that is true that we are getting more listeners to our podcasts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have just finished two series for 'LearnEnglish from Home' and we are going to start a new series 'A better world' very soon. You can listen to preview for the new series in our app. We hope you will find it interesting.

LearnEnglish Mobile team

Hi Elise

Can't wait! Let us know the new series! ;)

I am unable to download audios in app since yesterday. Requesting your assistance, to solve the issue.
Thank you

Hi Aswathy,

I'm happy to tell you that we've identified the problem on our servers, and have fixed it, and everything is now working fine. Thank you so much for your patience in this, and apologies for the inconvenience of not being able to listen to any podcasts for the last few days.

Enjoy your listening practice again, and do listen out for our new series A Better World, which will start next week. All the very best, and sorry again for the problem.

LearnEnglish Mobile team