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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.


Thanks andrehazan,
We've fixed this problem now, we had an issue with the servers. You should be able to download all episodes to your LearnEnglish Elementary app.
Hope you find the app useful and apologies for the inconvenience,
Neil for the LearnEnglish Mobile team.

Would it be possible BC uploads an app for Blackberry, lots of people in Latinamerica use this device. Thank you very much indeed.

please can you tell me how can i get it on my sonyericsson phone too

i will try it....... thanks a lot british council...goodluck.. :)

 I will try ti download it i hope to work !!!

Are they others episodes than 1  and 2. And How to do to download them on my iphone ?
Is it planified to have intermediate english with this application
Thanks for your answer

Hi Thierry,
There are only two series at the moment. More episodes for series two will be made available over the coming months. The app will automatically check for updates (if you're connected via Wi-Fi).
Don't forget Big City for iPhone too - more great listening practice. More info at

hey guyss.... you are doing a great work out there...
keep it up.
I am facing a lil bit of problem with the android application. As I am situated in UAE, I am unable to download the android application from the market. As the middle east is lacking market in their android devices.
So can you guys upload the *.apk file for your application on some sort of file sharing site i.e. mediafire.
I mentioned here mediafire as the other most commonly used ones (rapidshare, mediashare, hotfile) cannot be accessed as well due to some IP conflict with the internet service provider.
It would be a great help for all the users of android devices there in the Middle East as I believe the market application is absent from all of the android devices in the ME region. Unless someone has gone around and rooted or debranded their device.

Thanks for the feedback Usman.k.
I'll look into a solution for you.

can anyone teach me the grammer