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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.


I really liked it... When the second edition of this pod cast is releasing... I am big fan of Tess, ravi....Gorden... Tom the teacher... I usually hears it going to school. I am from India...

Hello Sharmasumit,

We're really glad to hear that you enjoy the Elementary Podcasts. There are four series and each series has 10 or 20 episodes. Series 4 is currently in production, and episode 17 of series 4 will be published in a few days. You'll see that Tess, Ravi and Carolina are in all four series, though the other people change some.

By the way, you can also see all the Elementary Podcasts on the web here on LearnEnglish.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am using the app since released it's amazing and helpful.

Iam used to go college, every day .is it correct

Hello Bandekallah,

No, that is not a correct sentence. You could say 'I used to go to college every day'.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team


We don't have this Apps for Windowsphone 8.1 or later.
I used to listen to this podcast, Sometime by computer, sometime by smartphone (Android). But now, I can't find any apps for British English Podcast on Store since I've changed my phone from Android to Windowsphone. Could you develope an application for Windowsphone soon, please!

Hello Thieunem,

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts is not available in Windows Phone. We do have two apps that support Windows Phone: LearnEnglish Grammar and LearnEnglish Audio & Video. You can search for "British Council" in the app stores or simply access them through the links below:

LearnEnglish Audio & Video:

LearnEnglish Grammar:

We hope you enjoy learning English through the British Council's LearnEnglish apps!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Mobile team

Hi there,
I've just installed the android version.
Can you please inform me if and how I can download the podcasts to my external SD-card to prevent my phone internal storage from filling up?


Hi Wim9406,

Thanks for leaving us a comment. There is no way to move the files to the external SD-card at the moment unfortunately.  However, you can delete the episodes by pressing the Edit button on the top right hand corner of the screen at any time, and then re-download them later when you want to listen again.

Hope this helps!