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.
Perfect your grammar with our interactive grammar workbook, levels range from beginner to advanced.
Get ready for the IELTS exam! Practise with over 100 questions in 11 categories ranging from science and technology to work and business.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.