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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.
All feedback is welcome. If you are experiencing any problems with the app, please email us at email@example.com with a short description of the issue and as much info about your phone and operating system as you can give us. But don’t wait for something to go wrong to reach out – you can email us any time to let us know what you think about LearnEnglish Podcasts, share ideas for new episodes or tell us how the app is helping you!
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About our apps
The British Council creates top English learning apps for learners of all ages. You can download our apps to practise grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and listening. Visit our website to see all our apps: www.britishcouncil.org/mobilelearning.
- We've fixed a bug that was causing problems with episode downloads on iPhone 13.
Enjoy your listening practice, and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback or suggestions. Stay safe! :)
We've packed this update full of GREAT new features for you!
- You can now remove 3rd party ads from the app for less than the price of a cup of coffee!
- Added dark mode support to save your eyes and your phone's battery power
- Full support for iOS 15
- Font size settings for the audioscripts so you can make them bigger if you need to
- A Search function so that you can easily find episodes on topics you're interested in
- Helpful pop-ups on first launch to explain the app's main features and areas
- Added new speeds to the audio pitch control (1.5x/2x) so you can listen more quickly if you want to
Ratings and Reviews
Best podcast ever
This app is fantastic, I have recommended it to many people and now a lot of friends of mine are listening to it. I got the most out of it. Thank you for your brilliant ideas. I was addicted to the story of caroline and it’s been long time the series haven’t been updated. So I am looking forward to hearing the rest of story in not too distant future
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your review. I will pass your comment to our app manager. Although we don't have any further episodes of the Carolina story at this time, we have a whole series of 20 episodes (Writing Home) which is about Milton, a friend of Carolina's from Brazil who is living in London and trying to find work as an actor. Perhaps you will enjoy listening to that. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know at email@example.com. We love hearing from our users. :)
My learning friend ♥️
Since I started learning English language almost three years ago, I have been listening to this app.
We are nothing but a friend.♥️
and I do recommend it to all learners with a different levels.
The speech is clear and the subject is beautiful, but it is not possible to translate the new words that you want to learn. You have to exit the program and go to the translation program. Also there is no copy of the word. Please solve the problem. I will give the program the best rating. Thank you
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- 38.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, Japanese, Spanish
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