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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. 


Thanks a lot for theses app
I spend lot of time in public transport, so I use often my Android smartphone to hear Elementary Postcast and Big City Small World
They help me to improve my english
I give you some suggestions if you don't mind
1) The cache should be keep longer
Because it is faster to download with WIFI (at home) instead with GSM (outside). So when you download once, it will be useful not to download each time when we want to listen again
2) User should be choose to keep or to download again
At home with WIFI, there are no problem. But when you are outside, sometime GSM walk sometime no. And then there are some trouble.
For example, it download half of the postcast and the soft think that the download is OK but actually is not OK. Il will be useful to ask download again.
Maybe some options in Menu to choose to keep in cache or to reload
I'm sorry for my bad English (that why I use your awesome software) and I hope you understand me. If not, please lets me know. I will try to write again in another way .
By the way, I'm looking forward for series 3 in the future release :)

Hello Osiris,
Thanks for your sharing. We would have follow-up improvement.
By the way, once you have downloaded the podcast, the file would be kept in the handset and you don't need to download it next time. For your concern, you may download all the episodes at home with WIFI and then enjoy them anytime even you are not at home.
We appreciate your sharing of learning progress with our apps. Please keep following us for more LearnEngish apps to come. 
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Why not support Blackberry system?
please dev blackberry system app.

Hello In0220,
The LE Elementary app has been released in a range of BlackBerry handsets now. What type of BB handset do you have?
You can try here to download. Feel free to get back to us if any question.
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Thanks In0220, 
The app in BlackBerry is ready, but we still have to deal with some technical issues for all BlackBerry handsets. We would keep you updated in this webpage.
You may at this moment download the podcasts (from here: to your computer or mp3 to enjoy. 
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Hi ahmed،
I'm ahmed from egypt and i would like to konw more freinds 

Hi from France !
I really love this application (and the website "learnenglish. britishcouncil. org").
Thanks a lot !

Hello Nathalie41,
Thanks for your message. Please keep following us for more LearnEnglish apps to come.
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Is series 3 available on these apps?

Hi Chris,
Series 3 will be made available on mobile devices at some point, but since it's in a different format (series 3 shows are produced individually before broadcast, rather than all at once) we need to figure out the best way to do this.
It's on the to-do list!
The LearnEnglish Team