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, 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.


Hi there, 

Thanks for leaving us a comment. We are currently experiencing some bugs in the Android version of the app and we are working on a solution.

We appreciate your patience while the problem is being fixed. In the meantime you can download lots of other listening practice apps such as Big City Small World and LearnEnglish Audio & Video.


The LearnEnglish Mobile team

We are always waiting for Blackberry apps. Please do it as quick as possible because we can't wait more.

i hope they will make one for u.

Hi loupinus,

Thanks for your support of Elementary Podcast!

Unfortunately, LearnEnglish Grammar is now only available on Android and iOS. We hope in the future we could include other platforms as well! Thanks for your feedback and we will definitely consider this feature in our future development. 

Your feedback is very valuable to us, please feel free to write to us if you have any comments. We hope you continue to enjoy learning through the British Council’s LearnEnglish apps!

The LearnEnglish Mobile Team




Not working on android phones ...i downloaded all episodes ....when i play the app redownload episode...unable to play offline...plz fix this bug...

Hi khawajahammad,


We're sorry to hear that the app is not working for you right now.  We will try our best to help you solve this problem.  Could you give us the following information?

  • What device are you using? (HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola Rzr etc)
  • What version of Android are you using? (Android 2.3.6, Android 4.1 etc)

We look forward to hearing from you soon to help solve this problem!


Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Dear Jasmine,

I have an IPhone 5.

I wish to have this app as soon as possible

Kind regards,

hi I have the same problem . Yesterday, I downloaded all episodes and everything was fine then I turned off the wifi and everything was fine . Today the app says "Cache not found" ..
I'm using samsung galaxy s3 mini .... android 4.1.2 

I've downloaded "Podcasts" from Google Play, but the episode 1 of series 3 doesn't work. I can hear the dialogue  but I can't read it because text does not scroll on video.
Thanks for your time