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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.


how can i download podcast on my mobile

Hello Sirajkhan,
What kind of phone do you have? You can scan the QR code provided above if you are using iPhone, Android phone or Nokia. If not, you may also follow the instruction below.
Step1: Go to the App Store/Market in your smartphone
Step2: Type 'British Council' to seach our apps or 'LearnEnglish Elementary' to search for this app directly
Step3: Select the app and click 'Install' to download
Between, you can also download the podcasts to your computer and mp3 through here.
Feel free to get back to us if any problems.
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Hi where can i find the easier podcast in this site , i try one but it was so difficult . thanks ..

Try Elementary Podcasts series 3; it's a bit easier than the first two series.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi  Adam
thanks for the guide it so easier now , with your help i ll  progress , that sure
see you soon

Thanks a lot for theses app
I spend lot of time in public transport, so I use often my Android smartphone to hear Elementary Postcast and Big City Small World
They help me to improve my english
I give you some suggestions if you don't mind
1) The cache should be keep longer
Because it is faster to download with WIFI (at home) instead with GSM (outside). So when you download once, it will be useful not to download each time when we want to listen again
2) User should be choose to keep or to download again
At home with WIFI, there are no problem. But when you are outside, sometime GSM walk sometime no. And then there are some trouble.
For example, it download half of the postcast and the soft think that the download is OK but actually is not OK. Il will be useful to ask download again.
Maybe some options in Menu to choose to keep in cache or to reload
I'm sorry for my bad English (that why I use your awesome software) and I hope you understand me. If not, please lets me know. I will try to write again in another way .
By the way, I'm looking forward for series 3 in the future release :)

Hello Osiris,
Thanks for your sharing. We would have follow-up improvement.
By the way, once you have downloaded the podcast, the file would be kept in the handset and you don't need to download it next time. For your concern, you may download all the episodes at home with WIFI and then enjoy them anytime even you are not at home.
We appreciate your sharing of learning progress with our apps. Please keep following us for more LearnEngish apps to come. 
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Why not support Blackberry system?
please dev blackberry system app.

Hello In0220,
The LE Elementary app has been released in a range of BlackBerry handsets now. What type of BB handset do you have?
You can try here to download. Feel free to get back to us if any question.
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Thanks In0220, 
The app in BlackBerry is ready, but we still have to deal with some technical issues for all BlackBerry handsets. We would keep you updated in this webpage.
You may at this moment download the podcasts (from here: to your computer or mp3 to enjoy. 
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team