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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 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.

Hi Peter! What about series 5? I miss Tess and Ravi! And Carolina! I wish Jamie have decided to go to Borneo...Carolina likes him more than he likes her, so I wish Carolina could find a new love!

Hi melissabeff,

It's great to hear that you like the series so much! We'll pass on your comment to the people in the series. As for Series 5, I'm afraid you'll have to wait a while yet. We only put Series 4 up not so long ago and it takes a while to produce a new series. You'll have to be patient!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

After upgrading the App to last version, it does not work me on Android 4.0.4 :-(

Hi PavelK,

Thank you for leaving us a comment. Do you mind to get in touch with us using the 'Feedback' button or email us at and we could assist you further? It would be great if you could state your device model and OS version!

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team