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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.

LearnEnglish Grammar

Perfect your grammar with our interactive grammar workbook, levels range from beginner to advanced.

Download from the Apple App Store

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 Google Play

MyWordBook

Learn new vocabulary using this interactive flashcard app. Add your own words with translations, notes and images to help you study.

Download from the Apple App Store

Sounds Right

An interactive pronunciation chart shows vowels, consonants and diphthongs and features audio playback for phonemes and sample words of the sounds.

Download from the Apple App Store (iPad only)

Big City Small World Podcasts

Learn how to communicate clearly in everyday conversations by following the lives of six friends in London in this audio soap.

Download from the Apple App Store

LearnEnglish Audio & Video

Watch the British Council’s most popular podcasts and videos to improve your English listening! Each video and podcast include audio scripts and comprehension exercises.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts

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.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from Google Play

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.

Coming soon

LearnEnglish Sports World

Play a hidden word game in this beautifully illustrated sports scene. Learn hundreds of sports words, including events and technical moves..

Download from the Apple App Store

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories (School Edition)

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 teacher's guide offers expert advice on how to use the app in the classroom.

Download from the Apple App Store (iPad only).

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

Premier Skills

Improve your football vocabulary with Premier Skills, a learning app brought to you by the Premier League and the British Council. Discover more about sport and the technical terms used in the game through interactive exercises. 

Download Premier Skills International from the Apple App Store