If you are purchasing the following online courses, please make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements

System requirements for LearnEnglish Select


  • This course has been optimised to work best on:
    - iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Air, iPad Mini
    - large-screen Android tablets such as Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, Galaxy Tab Note 10.1, Google Nexus 9.
  • It may be possible to complete the courses on smaller-screen tablets, but the user experience will not be as good.
  • This course is not designed to be delivered on smartphones.


  • On Mac OS we support up-to-date versions of Chrome or Safari.
  • On Windows or Linux, we support up-to-date versions of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 11 and above.
  • On iPad we support up-to-date versions of Chrome and Safari.
  • On Android tablets we support the current version of Chrome.


  • Some of our courses use a lot of video so we recommend a minimum internet connection speed of 0.5 Mbps.


  • Some of our courses include an option to record your voice. Please make sure you have access to a microphone in advance and the latest Adobe Flash plugin on desktops.

Technical requirements LearnEnglish Select Premium and IELTS SOS

  • A device (desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile) running one of the supported Operating Systems Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) or later, Windows 10, Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 7
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (minimum 3G or 4G/LTE for mobile devices), speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth microphone, a webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB.

Please note that for best experience a fast Wi-Fi or a wired connection is recommended