Learn English with our apps

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 Grammar

Perfect your grammar with our interactive grammar workbook, levels range from beginner to advanced.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play 

Download from Windows Phone Store

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.

Download from Google Play

MyWordBook

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

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

Sounds Right

An interactive pronunciation chart shows vowels, consonants and dipthongs and features audio playback for phonemes and sample words of the sounds.

Download from the Apple App Store (iPad only)

LearnEnglish Audio & Video

 

Watch the British Council’s most popular podcasts and videos to improve your English listening! Each video and podcast includes audio scripts and comprehension exercises.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

Download from Windows Phone Store

 

 

LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts

Improve listening and vocabulary skills by listening to podcast hosts talk about life in the UK. Each episode comes with audio scripts and comprehension exercises.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

LearnEnglish Sports World

Play a hidden word game in this beautifully illustrated sports scene. Learn hundreds of sports words, including events and technical moves..

Download from the Apple App Store

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories (School Edition)

A phonics-based story app helps children learn to read and speak English. Each story practices phonics sounds and includes a game and dictionary. A teacher’s guide offers expert advice on how to use the app in the classroom.

Download from the Apple App Store (iPad only).

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories

A phonics-based story app helps children learn to read and speak English. Each story practices phonics sounds and includes a game and dictionary. A parent’s 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 parent’s guide that offers expert advice on how to help children learn English.

Download from Google Play

LearnEnglish GREAT videos

Practise your listening skills by watching 24 short videos about UK culture. Learn about the history of the English language and explore London’s museums and other famous sites in the UK.

Download for: iOS | Android

Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge

Beat the clock and answer as many grammar and vocabulary questions as you can in 60 seconds! Hosted by quizmaster Johnny Grammar, this app features Beginner to Advanced level questions.

Download for: iOS | Android (Google Play) | Android (Amazon)

Learning Time with Timmy

Children aged 6 years and younger can now play exciting games and listen to English words to learn about numbers, colours, shapes and food with Timmy and his friends. The app is developed by the British Council in collaboration with Aardman Animations, the creators of Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time.

Download for: iOS | Android (Google Play) | Android (Amazon)

Learning Time with Timmy 2

Boost children’s language development, cognitive and motor skills in this fun app. Games help children learn and practise vocabulary as well as combine words to build simple phrases. This is the second app in a series of apps with Timmy, the star of children’s TV series Timmy Time. 

Download for: iOS | Android (Google Play) | Android (Amazon)

Learning Time with Timmy 3

With this app children will learn over 60 new English words, review vocabulary from the first two ‘Learning Time with Timmy’ apps and boost their concentration and memory skills. Kids can play three fun games with Timmy and his friends including the first reading game in the Learning Time with Timmy series.

Download for: iOS | Android (Google Play) | Android (Amazon)  

LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime

Build confidence and practise listening skills in this app for 6- to 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.

Download for: iOS