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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 geidymora,
The BlackBerry version will be available at the end of April. It is nearly finished :-)

I am from Sudan and i have Samsung mobile can i download this application and use it for learning the English?

Hi murtada.alamin,
If your Samsung phone runs Android you can get this app by searching the market for 'british council'.
If your Samsung phone is a Wave and runs bada this app will be available soon. We will announce on this website when it is ready.
If you're not sure, tell us which model you have and we can let you know,
Best wishes,

Yes enxhinasto  I want to be your frend.

hello i am joe i want to find a friend 
i am from egypt 
and i want to be excellent in english talking & writing 
bye bye 

Would you like to be my friends?

Yes, of course...why not

Hi enxhinasto,
I would love to be your friend.

 yeah i want to be my friend

 A student of mine has asked whether it is possible to slow down a LearnEnglish Elementary Podcast.
I've been looking around on the internet as I know it is easy enough to do so on a PC using Quicktime or Windows Media Player. I think it is possible if you download the podcasts from iTunes, but I haven't got an iPhone myself so I can't test it.
This is what I found on 
... new feature is the ability to speed up, or slow down, the speed at which the podcast is playing. Click the 1x button will change it to 2x (double the speed). Clicking it again will reduce the speed to 1/2x (Half speed). 
Is it possible (or going to be possible) using the app?
Chris Fry