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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. 


The podcasts are excellent. I ve listened to them in my car when I conmute to work. It would fantastic that the other tools like Audio zone could be included in them.

Hello Silvia Mabel,

Thank you for the comment. It's nice to know our podcasts are helping people.

Thanks also for your suggestion. I don't know when the app might be updated but suggestions are always welcome.



The LearnEnglish Team

Which series is suitable for upper intermediate level ?

Hello Saraaaa11

Of our podcasts, I'd recommend Series 1 and 2, though you might find them a little bit easy. If video is a possibility, our video series Word on the Street and Britain is GREAT are good choices for the upper intermediate level. Finally, I'd also recommend the Audio zone, which has audio mostly at this level as well, and our Listening skills at the B2 level.

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

It is an excellent tool , I use it with my students.

I am Riham from Syria. I have been listening to your series of learnEnglish podcasts since 2016. They were my escape from the heavy stressors of our war. My speaking skill has improved significantly by listening to your podcasts.
I would like to suggest that if you could produce series of IELTS speaking simulation covering the common topics. This would help millions of English learners.

Hi Riham,

 Thank you for your comment and continuous support to LearnEnglish Podcasts. We are glad to know you enjoy listening to the podcasts.

 Thank you for your suggestion as well. I will pass your comment to our App Manager. 

 We hope you continue enjoy listening to our podcasts. If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to let us know at

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Hi Elise,

Thank you for your response! I am really enjoying the writing home episodes as I am grasping new vocabulary.


Hello Riham

Thanks for your suggestion. I wanted to mention a few IELTS preparation resources that might help you. The first is TakeIELTS, where you can find loads of information as well as free practice materials and links to apps as well as online courses all designed to help you get the highest score you can on the IELTS. There is also the Understanding IELTS course, which is free and runs periodically year-round. There are also several videos with tips on how to prepare for different parts of the IELTS on the British Council Teacher Trainer channel.

I hope that some of these resources can help you.

Thanks also for telling us about your experience -- we're so glad that the podcasts have helped you so much!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

I ’ve just downloaded this App, once I open it, it gets crashed.