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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. 


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!


Hello Wim9406,

Could you post your question on the apps page for this application please? We have a team who deal with app issues, whereas the main LearnEnglish Team deals with language issues. The right people will see your question there and you should get an answer.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

No working in China. I cannot download any app in China, no google web. So if I would like to use learnEnglish app, how should I do? Thanks

Hi there,

You can download this app in China from the following app stores:

  • Xiaomi -
  • Muamyi -
  • App China ttp://

Hope this helps!

The LearnEnglish Mobile team

no working in Iraq