LearnEnglish Podcasts

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.

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Mohamed Zakaria 提交于 周三, 18/04/2012 - 21:49


Is this matches with Nokia N95 ??

Hi Mohamed,


Yes, LearnEnglish Elementary is available on Nokia N95.  Hope you enjoy using the app!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

janghighland 提交于 周三, 18/04/2012 - 04:52

dear mr/ms, i would like to import more series to this software or upgrade this version to high level such as pre-intermediate/intermediate or higher ?

NataliaKupchenko 提交于 周二, 17/04/2012 - 11:51


Hi! Unfortunately I can't download podcasts on Nokia N8 belle. They say there are no available app at ovi store for Nokia. Please advise. Thanks, Natalia

Hi Natalia,


LearnEnglish Elementary is not available on all Nokia devices and unfortunately, this app isn't available on the Nokia N8 Belle.  


Check out some of our other podcasts online! http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/listen-and-watch.


Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

kassous younes 提交于 周二, 20/03/2012 - 09:54


i have a phone 6300 can i download !!!

Hi Kassous Younes,


Is that a Nokia 6300?  Unfortunately this app is not available on the Nokia 6300.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Thirumalvalavan 提交于 周三, 14/03/2012 - 11:11


I have samsung bada, I unable to find this app in app store, can U send this app to my mail id?

Hi Thirumalvalavan,


You should be able to find the app in the Samsung Apps Store through this link: http://www.samsungapps.com/topApps/topAppsDetail.as?productId=G00000807164. 

Please let us know if you are unable to find the app using this link.




The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Kozlova 提交于 周一, 12/03/2012 - 06:19


Hi everyone,

 I have Digital music player MP870,Transcend. Can I use it for downloading files British Council source?


Hi Kozlova,

I don't know much about this model of mp3 player, but I don't think it has any internet function, so you can't use it to download the podcasts. You'll have to do that on your computer, either through your web browser or podcast software and sync the audio with your MP870 from there.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

kriscumashi 提交于 周五, 24/02/2012 - 20:36


Hi boys and girls! I am new here! I have Nokia 5250 with a QR reader. My phone have readed that QR. What to do next????

asma taleb 提交于 周三, 22/02/2012 - 14:57

hi.how can i download!

anithasaniya 提交于 周五, 17/02/2012 - 13:28


I am New to Bc pl help me how i can down load 

betty toj 提交于 周三, 15/02/2012 - 13:18


Hi everybody,I like to listen and see also who are talking in all conversation.Now I can download on Android for my young daughter.But I really like  to download &save it  for my young learners class too.How can I ,Please.

agostinho 提交于 周六, 11/02/2012 - 13:13


Hello everybody I'm new here, I hope learn and fun with you....:)

fragnace 提交于 周二, 07/02/2012 - 11:50


hi,every one am new there ,hope so i get familiar with BC.

riko azrenra 提交于 周二, 07/02/2012 - 04:46


Hai everyone,

I have been download leanEnglish Elementary to myBleckberry, but it didnt run well on my device. The software asked me to connect to the internet,my device had been conected already to internet. Please,can you help me to fix myproblem? Thank you very much.

Hi Riki Azrenra,

Can you connect to the internet with other apps and the browser? I have seen that problem with my Blackberry, even though I know I have internet access.




Wonderful attempt. Thanks BC!

sonia.galardo 提交于 周六, 28/01/2012 - 09:10


Hi, I'm new here and I like this site! On my android I have elementary podcast series 1 and 2. How can I download the other series on my pc? (or my android?)

Thank you


Anup Kumar Jugran 提交于 周五, 27/01/2012 - 07:44


hi everyone i am new here

Mohammad reza … 提交于 周二, 24/01/2012 - 10:47

Hello everybody Can you help me? How can l get text of elementary podcast? Thanks

AngieSomerhalder7 提交于 周四, 19/01/2012 - 13:25


Hello! I am new here...:)    

ok cherry thank yourevane:))))))

eral88 提交于 周四, 12/01/2012 - 22:15


hı everyone ım new



ashif ahammed 提交于 周二, 03/01/2012 - 08:01


i installed this application in my Samsung galaxy mini gt-s5570 but i couldnt get audio of application