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

The app helps you learn everyday English by providing over 40 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. 


It's a great app, thank you.

I cannot start donwload

Hello cecimf,

Thank you for your comment. Could you email us your problem along with your device model and operating system version at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org? We'll be happy to help you out with your problem.



The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

I can not see the video,how can I watch it?

Hi there,


Thank you for your question and we are sorry LearnEnglish Podcasts is not working properly for you. Could you email us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org and include the following information so that we can look into your issue? Could you let us know:


  • the app version (number usually on the loading screen or in settings)
  • your phone model (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Nexus, iPhone 4s etc)
  • your phone's operating system (Android 4.1, iOS 6.0 etc)


Kindly let us know and we'll be more than happy to help you out. 


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Always in the prosses," preparation " .

The number is 5085 .I use iPad (Apple),and a Mobil (Android).Two equipments can not watch video,but I can listen to another programs except App.
Thanks for your help.

Are you planning to develop app for Windows Phone "LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts"?

Hi Kiryl,

Thank you for your question. We are not considering developing LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts for Windows Phone right now, but we will definitely take your comment into consideration.

We currently have two apps that support Windows Phone and you may find their download links in the following:

LearnEnglish Audio & Video: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/learnenglish-audio-video/9wzdncrfhwpw

LearnEnglish Grammar: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/learnenglish-grammar/9wzdncrfhwpx

If you have any other questions and comments, do let us know! Have fun learning English with our apps!


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Thank you, Harmeet!

I downloaded the podcasts as mp3 format, support pack and transcript on my mobile phone. This is not as convenient as app, but it is a good alternative if i can't using the app.

The app of "LearnEnglish Audio & Video" doesn't work correctly: when I wanted download other video or audio (not standard), always I was thrown out from the app.

Nokia Lumia 620. Windows phone 8.1. May be it's information can help for you fix this bug.