The official BBC Learning English app brings together all of your favourite lessons and presenters in one fantastic, simple-to-use package. It's the best way to keep your English up to date!
AND NOW - it's even better! You asked to be able to download our audio programmes so that you can listen to them whenever you want. UPDATE your app today and you will find a new download button with all of our audio programmes (6 Minute English, 6 Minute Grammar and 6 Minute Vocabulary). Click to download and listen offline. We'll be adding more audio programmes over the coming weeks.
So, whether you want to study grammar, improve your pronunciation, develop your English through topical new stories or learn the latest phrases to use in your everyday conversations, our app has the series for you.
Take us with you; we'll always be there to help you become a brilliant English speaker.
The best way to learn a language to is to practise a little bit every day. Our app helps you do that with daily updates of amazing, fun and topical lessons, transcripts and quizzes. Watch your English grow!
Features that will help you learn
Audio programmes that you can download so that you can listen to them as often as you need whether you have an internet connection or not.
Watch or listen to each programme without using the text support. Then watch or listen again using the built-in transcripts and subtitles. Once you've practised your listening and reading skills, use the quizzes to test your understanding. The app will remember your scores so you can keep trying until you get the result you want.
When you're listening to an audio lesson, the programme will keep playing in the background even if the screen is turned off. So you can be on the bus, travelling by train, flying, walking, running or even swimming* and still have the perfect lesson in your ear.
* This feature requires a waterproof phone
- Lessons available first on this app – even before our website
- New lessons daily
- Notifications to help you continue your learning
- Easy-to-find programmes listed by series name or category: (Everyday English, Learn English with the News, Business English, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation)
- Follow your favourite series
- Share your favourite programmes to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
All of our most popular programmes are available, including:
- The English We Speak
- 6 Minute English
- English at Work
- English in a Minute
- The award-winning Tim's Pronunciation Workshop
- News Review
- And many more
About BBC Learning English
BBC Learning English is one of the world's most popular providers of free English language teaching material. For more than 75 years it has been helping millions of learners, in over 100 countries, become better English speakers. Find out more about BBC Learning English and access other free English language teaching materials by visiting our website: www.bbclearningenglish.com
If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by Urban Airship on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. You can choose to disable notifications from the BBC Learning English app in your phone’s 'Settings'.
No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed.
The app is published by BBC Media AT (BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). Full details of BBC Media AT are available on the Companies House website at: http://data.companieshouse.gov.uk/doc/company/07100235 BBC © 2019
We update the Learning English app regularly to enhance your experience and fix small bugs.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I really like the job you guys are doing I like my iPhone more since y’all updated the software I know you guys has so much more ideas for us can I get the update for my device I have the iPhone 6 Plus but the camera it doesn’t has good resolution I wonder if y’all can help me with it..thank you
It will be extremely convenient if the play can be continued at the background or in lock screen.
Hi and thanks for your great app. I have two suggestions:
1. Please add moving transcript to podcasts, those that are sync with the presenter's voice and become bold when they say that line. It is a worthwhile feature!
2. Please give access to all episodes! The number of available episodes is really small!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.