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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. 


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

Some one can help me ? when i kick the icon to start the "Elementary Podcasts" it's do not work and show " Cache not found , please connect to internet" ,
my device is 7.7 PAD(3G) of samsung galaxy series. and internet is always on line to.

Hi @c.k.Lam,
Thanks for getting in touch. We have major server problems this week and everyone is seeing this error message. We're working hard to get things back online. 
We'll update in this thread once things are back up,
Sorry for the inconvenience,
Neil for the LearnEnglish Mobile team 

Its amazing!!! realy usefull for everybody.. i love to talk in English as you talk but i can't. By listening these every time i realise that i am developing...
Thank You Thanks a looooooootttt :)

This is fantaaaaaaastic! How can you be so perfect?
I love how they talk, the contents they speak about, the structures of each section! I can keep the tapescripts at hand!
Thank you so much for the hugely helpful materials! British Council is always the best! 

Hello Norinoire,
We're blushing! Thank you very much for your lovely comment. We're very happy that you like LearnEnglish so much and we hope you tell all your friends and family about it!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team