LearnEnglish Podcasts

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4.7
78.7K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

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.

Feedback
All feedback is welcome. If you are experiencing any problems with the app, please email us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org 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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Updated on
Jun 10, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.7
78.7K reviews
A Google user
July 30, 2019
This app definitely improved my listening. I have been using this app since a long time ago. Unfortunately I face with some problems now. The app does not work well. Firstly, episodes stop playing after 1 or 2 minutes when the screen is off. Secondly, after finishing each episode I can not turn back to the home page. It gets stuck on the "loading ads" pop-up page. I reinstalled the app several times but it did not help.
31 people found this review helpful
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British Council
July 30, 2019
Hi there, thank you for your review. Could you forward this to learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org? We will do our best to assist further. Thank you.
Sonia Pendola
February 28, 2021
It s a very useful tool for learning (and teaching) English as a foreign language, though I believe there are articles that anybody might find interesting and enjoyable to listen to. Each podcast offers the opportunity to practice various skills, from listening and comprehension to a deeper look into the use of grammar and construction of sentences. Therefore an English teacher has a wide and rich reservoir to turn to when they want to design their own online/digital lesson.
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faeze najafi
July 8, 2021
Nice app, but it would be better if it playes automatically the next part. I mean we have to unlock the phone and go in to the app every time one part finishes for listening to the next episode, imagine how hard it is specially when we are driving! there should be play/pause/forward tools in this app to be more convenient and more useful.thanks!
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British Council
July 14, 2021
Hi faeze. Thanks for your review and your suggestion about a continuous play feature. We're looking into the possibilities for this in an update soon hopefully. All the best! LearnEnglish Mobile team

What's new

v4.0.1:
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!
- Dark mode to save your eyes and your phone's battery power
- Font size settings for audioscripts
- Search function to find episodes on topics you're interested in
- New speeds to the audio pitch control (1.5x/2x)
Enjoy your listening practice, and contact us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org with any feedback or suggestions!