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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.


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

Hi there,

Unfortunately our apps are not available in Iraq as Google Play and Apple apps are not available there.  The British Council's apps are only available through Google Play and Apple app stores, as well as some app stores in select countries.

Hope this helps.

The LearnEnglish Mobile team

HI teacher
please tell me where can I download an android version .


Hi there,

Thanks for leaving us a comment.  You can download the app for Android by clicking the black Google Play badge at the top of this page, or search British Council in the Google Play Store.

Do let us know if you are enjoying our apps!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Mobile team

I want to new products

Hi, I've installed "Podcasts" on my Galaxy S3 neo (GT-I9301l) whit android 4.4 (kitKat), but from the episode 3 of series 1 doesn't work tapescript.
I can hear the dialogue but I can't read it because text does not scroll on video.
I can only hear and read the dialogue on episode 1 and 2.