You can learn English through games, podcasts, movies and quizzes

The British Council offers a variety of English learning apps. You can learn English through games, podcasts, movies and quizzes. These apps are effective in improving your English skills in grammar, vocabulary and exam preparation.

LearnEnglish Audio and Video

Listen to and watch the British Council’s most popular podcasts and videos to improve your English listening!  Each episode of the podcasts and videos comes complete with interactive audio scripts, key word glossaries and comprehension exercises to aid your listening practice.

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LearnEnglish Podcasts

LearnEnglish Podcasts is a series of English learning podcasts to practise your English on the go.

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LearnEnglish GREAT Videos

A series of short videos about UK culture. Explore London's museums and other famous sites in the UK.

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LearnEnglish Grammar

LearnEnglish Grammar is the best way to improve your English grammar at home, on the move, anywhere! LearnEnglish Grammar gives you grammar at your fingertips. Get LearnEnglish Grammar for free, with three free sample packs, and then download content packs at your level in the Purchase section.

UK edition

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Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge

Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge is a fun vocabulary quiz to help improve and widen your English vocabulary.

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Sounds Right

Sounds Right is the British Council's first pronunciation chart for learners and teachers worldwide.

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(6 and under) Timmy's First Words in English

Play exciting games and listen to the narrator to learn about numbers, colours, shapes and food in English with Timmy and his friends! Developed in partnership with Aardman Animations, Learning Time with Timmy helps children aged 6 and younger learn new words in English.

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(6 and under) Timmy's Learning New Skills

Play three exciting games in this educational app to help your child learn words, phrases, and cognitive skills such as identifying and sorting.

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(6 and under) Timmy's Starting to Read

The third app in the ‘Learning Time with Timmy’ series features a new reading game, new videos, stickers and party themes to help young children learn English.

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LearnEnglish Kids: Videos

Children can now enjoy animated versions of their favourite stories, transforming them into fun, animated video stories for handheld devices.

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LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime

Build confidence and practice listening skills in this app for 6-11 year-olds. Watch fun animated songs and stories such as Florence Nightingale and Red Riding Hood and play challenging games to improve spelling and understanding.

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