Improve your English with our fun and exciting learning apps! Designed for all the family, our games, podcasts, videos and quizzes will help you learn English at home or on the move. 

For kids

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.

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Learning Time with Timmy 2

Learning Time with Timmy 2 invites children to join Timmy and his friends in the nursery for fun games that have been specially designed to introduce children to English. The animated characters encourage children to keep playing, helping to engage them and enhancing their concentration skills as well as engaging in cognitively demanding tasks like sorting and classifying; universal skills that are essential for the development of all 2-6 year olds.

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Learning Time with Timmy 3

The third app in the ‘Learning Time with Timmy’ series features a reading game, new videos, stickers and party themes to help young children learn English.

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 cognitive and memory skills.

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LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories

Young learners of English will enjoy LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories, a phonics-based, interactive storybook app that features audio narration and fun games. The story follows super space spies Sam and Pam as they arrive on Earth and learn how to speak and spell English words.

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LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime

Build confidence and practice listening skills in this app for 6-11 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.

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LearnEnglish Kids: Videos

Children can now enjoy animated versions of their favourite stories, transforming them into fun, animated video stories for handheld devices.

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Learning tools

LearnEnglish Grammar

LearnEnglish Grammar is the best new way to improve your English grammar at home, on the move, anywhere! LearnEnglish Grammar gives you grammar at your fingertips. Get LearnEnglish Grammar, with 3 free sample packs, and then download content packs at your level in the Purchase section.

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Sounds Right

Sounds Right is the British Council's first pronunciation chart for learners and teachers worldwide.

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IELTS Word Power

British Council IELTS Word Power is a vocabulary practice app for IELTS test takers.

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Listening

LearnEnglish Audio and Video

Listen and watch the British Council’s most popular podcasts and videos to improve your English listening!  Each episode of the podcasts and videos comes complete with interactive audio scripts, key word glossaries and comprehension exercises to aid your listening practice.

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Elementary Podcasts

Elementary Podcasts is a series of English learning podcasts to practise your English on the go.

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LearnEnglish GREAT Videos

A series of short videos about UK culture. Explore London's museums and other famous sites in the UK.

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Games

Premier Skills

Improve your football vocabulary with Premier Skills, a vocabulary learning app brought to you by the Premier League and the British Council. Learn about the sport and the technical terms through a series of interactive flashcards. Add notes, translations and images to help you learn.

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LearnEnglish Sports World

LearnEnglish Sports World is a great hidden word game with a sports theme. Find almost three hundred sports related words in the picture. 

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