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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.


It's a great app, thank you.

I cannot start donwload

Hello cecimf,

Thank you for your comment. Could you email us your problem along with your device model and operating system version at We'll be happy to help you out with your problem.



The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

I can not see the video,how can I watch it?

Hi there,


Thank you for your question and we are sorry LearnEnglish Podcasts is not working properly for you. Could you email us at and include the following information so that we can look into your issue? Could you let us know:


  • the app version (number usually on the loading screen or in settings)
  • your phone model (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Nexus, iPhone 4s etc)
  • your phone's operating system (Android 4.1, iOS 6.0 etc)


Kindly let us know and we'll be more than happy to help you out. 


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Always in the prosses," preparation " .

The number is 5085 .I use iPad (Apple),and a Mobil (Android).Two equipments can not watch video,but I can listen to another programs except App.
Thanks for your help.

Are you planning to develop app for Windows Phone "LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts"?

Hi Kiryl,

Thank you for your question. We are not considering developing LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts for Windows Phone right now, but we will definitely take your comment into consideration.

We currently have two apps that support Windows Phone and you may find their download links in the following:

LearnEnglish Audio & Video:

LearnEnglish Grammar:

If you have any other questions and comments, do let us know! Have fun learning English with our apps!


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Thank you, Harmeet!

I downloaded the podcasts as mp3 format, support pack and transcript on my mobile phone. This is not as convenient as app, but it is a good alternative if i can't using the app.

The app of "LearnEnglish Audio & Video" doesn't work correctly: when I wanted download other video or audio (not standard), always I was thrown out from the app.

Nokia Lumia 620. Windows phone 8.1. May be it's information can help for you fix this bug.