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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 language podcasts in LearnEnglish Podcasts.

Improve your listening, reading and understanding of general and business English – any time, anywhere. LearnEnglish Podcasts has lots of special features that make learning English fun.

Podcasts are downloadable any time, so you can access the content offline. Then, when you have finished with an episode, you can delete it to make space on your phone.

LearnEnglish Podcasts – key features

* New podcasts are added every week, so you never run out of things to listen to. We have podcasts on a range of topics, from language learning tips to information about the world, so there is something for everyone.

* Downloadable episodes mean you can listen offline. But don’t worry, when you have done with an episode you can delete it, so it doesn’t use up space on your phone.

* Interactive audio scripts allow you to repeat hard-to-hear phrases or new vocabulary easily. Plus, pitch control means you can slow down the audio speed if the speaker is a bit difficult to understand.

* Background playing means that you can listen to the audio while the screen is off, which means you can slip your phone in your pocket and listen to podcasts on the go.

* Enjoy simple exercises for every episode of content, with a progress screen so that you can track your progress.

* Share what you’re watching and listening to through Facebook, Twitter and email with integrated social media sharing. Celebrate your progress with your friends.


Hi there, 

Thanks for leaving us a comment. We are currently experiencing some bugs in the Android version of the app and we are working on a solution.

We appreciate your patience while the problem is being fixed. In the meantime you can download lots of other listening practice apps such as Big City Small World and LearnEnglish Audio & Video.


The LearnEnglish Mobile team

We are always waiting for Blackberry apps. Please do it as quick as possible because we can't wait more.

i hope they will make one for u.

Hi loupinus,

Thanks for your support of Elementary Podcast!

Unfortunately, LearnEnglish Grammar is now only available on Android and iOS. We hope in the future we could include other platforms as well! Thanks for your feedback and we will definitely consider this feature in our future development. 

Your feedback is very valuable to us, please feel free to write to us if you have any comments. We hope you continue to enjoy learning through the British Council’s LearnEnglish apps!

The LearnEnglish Mobile Team




Not working on android phones ...i downloaded all episodes ....when i play the app redownload episode...unable to play offline...plz fix this bug...

Hi khawajahammad,


We're sorry to hear that the app is not working for you right now.  We will try our best to help you solve this problem.  Could you give us the following information?

  • What device are you using? (HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola Rzr etc)
  • What version of Android are you using? (Android 2.3.6, Android 4.1 etc)

We look forward to hearing from you soon to help solve this problem!


Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Dear Jasmine,

I have an IPhone 5.

I wish to have this app as soon as possible

Kind regards,

hi I have the same problem . Yesterday, I downloaded all episodes and everything was fine then I turned off the wifi and everything was fine . Today the app says "Cache not found" ..
I'm using samsung galaxy s3 mini .... android 4.1.2 

I've downloaded "Podcasts" from Google Play, but the episode 1 of series 3 doesn't work. I can hear the dialogue  but I can't read it because text does not scroll on video.
Thanks for your time


Hi @Francesco81,

Thanks for contacting us and thank you for downloading Elementary Podcasts! We are sorry that you are having problem with our app, and we will try our best to help.

In order to troubleshoot the problem, could you please provide us with more information?

1. Did you experience the same problem in other part of the app? e.g. Episode 1 of Series 2?
2. What device are you using? e.g HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S3?
3. What OS (operating system) are you using? e.g. Android 4.0?
4. Did you see any error message when you experienced the problem?

Look forward to hearing from you!

The LearnEnglish Mobile Team