Learn English apps

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

LearnEnglish Grammar 

Perfect your grammar through thousands of questions in this interactive grammar workbook! Questions range from beginner to advanced level. 

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IELTS Wordpower

Get ready for the IELTS exam! Practise with over 100 questions in 11 categories ranging from science and technology to work and business.

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MyWordBook

Learn new vocabulary using this interactive flashcard app. Add your own words with translations, notes and images to help you study.

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LearnEnglish for taxi drivers

In this 20 lesson course for taxi drivers, you can learn how to welcome customers and ask for directions on a taxi journey. You will focus on grammar, vocabulary and useful phrases for a taxi driver.

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Sounds Right

An interactive pronunciation chart shows vowels, consonants and diphthongs. It also features audio playback for phonemes, to improve your pronunciation.

Download from the Apple App Store (iPad only)

Big City Small World Podcasts

Learn how to communicate clearly in everyday conversations by following the lives of six friends in London in this audio drama. Get involved with our comprehension exercises.

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LearnEnglish Audio and Video

Watch and listen to real, everyday English conversations to improve your listening skills. Each video and podcast comes with audio scripts and comprehension exercises.

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LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts

Improve your listening and vocabulary skills with our host, as they talk about life in the UK. Each episode comes with audio scripts and comprehension exercises.

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Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge

Beat the clock and answer as many grammar and vocabulary questions as you can in 60 seconds! Hosted by quiz master Johnny Grammar, this app features beginner to advanced level questions.

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LearnEnglish Sports World

Find and spell sports words in a beautifully illustrated sports scene. Learn hundreds of sports words, including sporting events and technical terms.

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LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories

A phonics-based story app helps children learn to read and speak English. Each story practises phonics sounds and includes a game and dictionary. A parents guide offers expert advice on how to help young children learn English.

Download from the Apple App Store (iPad only)

LearnEnglish Kids: Videos

Watch children’s favourite stories like Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk in this video stories app. Features audio narration and text and a parents guide that offers expert advice on how to help children learn English.

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Premier Skills

Discover more about football through this vocabulary app. Learn about the sport and technical terms through a series of interactive flashcards.

Download Premier Skills International from the Apple App Store