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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 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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What’s New

Version 3.9.8

- We've made some big behind-the-scenes improvements to make the app work better than ever.
- We've got a lovely new app icon!
- Don't forget to enable push notifications in your phone's Settings, so that you can find out from us whenever we release a new podcast episode!

We hope you're enjoying using the app to practise your English listening skills! Send us an email at if you have any feedback about the app. Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Pardis.A ,

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
Best wishes

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 We love hearing from our users. :)

Ahmed Abdalgader 🇸🇩 ,

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.

Ann Daniel ,

App Crash , more ads

This app is very useful for improving English language. But to report for immediate concern, the app has been crashing immediately after opening due to appearance of too many ads. I tried several times reinstalling the app to overcome this issue. Kindly fix this issue.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ann, we've fixed the problem with the app and have uploaded a new version (v3.8.2), so please update the app on your device and try again. It should be working fine now. Thank you very much for your patience :)

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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