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.
Our LearnEnglish apps
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:
Get ready for the IELTS exam! Practise with over 100 questions in 11 categories ranging from science and technology to work and business.
Learn new vocabulary using this interactive flashcard app. Add your own words with translations, notes and images to help you study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Learn English 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.