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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..

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If you would like to find out more about our apps, please visit our LearnEnglish website.

LearnEnglish Grammar

Perfect your grammar through thousands of questions in this interactive grammar workbook! Questions range from beginner to advanced level. There are two versions of this app, an English and American version:

UK version - download from the Apple App Store

UK version - download from Google Play

US edition - download from the Apple App Store

US edition - download from Google Play

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 the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

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)

LearnEnglish Audio & 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.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

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.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

Johnny Grammar 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.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

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.

Download from the Apple App Store

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.

Download from Google Play