About & Pics

Description

Listen to everyday conversations recorded by native British English speakers in our LearnEnglish Podcasts series, and improve listening skills. Listen to podcast hosts Tess, Ravi, Adam and Jo chatting with different people and talking about different everyday topics, such as their favourite celebrities, making plans for the weekend, having a dinner party and which cities they like to live in.

The app helps you learn everyday English by providing 60 episodes and over 20 hours of free listening about a wide range of topics, as well as great new features that help you listen and understand the conversations.

LISTEN, READ AND CHECK THAT YOU UNDERSTAND
In every episode, listen and read along with a moving audioscript. The audioscript gets highlighted to help you focus on listening. Comprehension questions come with each episode so that you can check your listening and whether you understand the conversation.

HOW THE APP HELPS YOU LEARN EVERYDAY ENGLISH
The best way to improve your listening skills is to listen to a little bit every day and try to listen to a wide range of different topics in English. When you’re listening, try to remember or write down as many of the main points as possible.

FEATURES BACKGROUND PLAYING AND OFFLINE ACCESS
The audio plays even when the screen is turned off. This is a popular request from our users – thank you all for your feedback.
You can also:
- download episodes onto your tablet or phone and listen offline
- delete episodes after you’ve listened to them to create space on your tablet or phone. Re-download episodes when you want to listen again.

We love to hear from our users! If you have any feature requests, feedback or need technical support, get in touch with us through the Feedback and Support button in the Help screen in the app.

PERSONAL DATA AND PRIVACY
Your privacy is very important to us. We do not collect any personal information about you. We do track how the app is used, such as which episodes are most but we only use this information to improve the app and the podcast content. Learn more about the British Council's privacy policy here: http://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/how-we-work/policies/privacy

LEARN ENGLISH WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL
Learn English in our classrooms with the world’s English experts. We’ve been teaching English for more than 75 years and have helped more than 100 million people in 100 different countries improve their English skills and build their confidence. Visit www.britishcouncil.org/english to find out more information.

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL’S ENGLISH LEARNING APPS
The British Council creates top English learning apps for learners of all ages. You can download our apps to practise grammar, vocabulary and listening. Visit our website to see all our apps www.britishcouncil.org/mobilelearning.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 04, 2010 (about 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Jan 16
2019
(Current)
Version 3.8.2

v3.8.2:
* We've fixed a bug that was causing the app to crash after launch.

Thanks for all your patience while we've been fixing this problem! If you have any feedback for us about the app, please get in touch at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Jul 03
2018
Version 3.8.1

v3.8.1:
- We've fixed a bug that was causing the app to crash when playing the last episode of any series. Thank you for reporting it to us!

We hope you enjoy improving your English listening skills with LearnEnglish Podcasts!

Mar 04
2018
Version 3.8

v3.8.0:
- full support for iOS11 and iPhone X
- updated some SDKs, fixed some bugs and made some backend changes to improve performance

v3.7.0:
* improved the instruction image when you press the “i” button while doing the exercise questions
* updated some of the app’s code to make it run smoother
* updated the info on the “About us” screen, to give you the latest up-to-date info about our other great learning apps

Jun 20
2017
Version 3.7

v3.7.0:
* We’ve replaced the instruction image when you press the “i” button while doing the exercise questions, to make it clearer.
* We’ve updated some of the app’s code to make it run smoother.
* We’ve updated the information on the “About us” screen, to give you the latest up-to-date info about our other great learning apps.
* We’ve fixed some minor bugs to make things better.

v3.6.2:
* Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Feb 14
2017
Version 3.6.2

v3.6.2:
* Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

v3.6.1:
* Minor bug fix

v3.6.0:
* New Copy button for copying audioscript to your device clipboard

Dec 22
2016
Version 3.6.1

Performance improvements

Dec 08
2016
Version 3.6.0

v3.6.0
- We've added a Copy button to the audio player screen, so now you can copy text from the audioscript to your device's clipboard.
- We've reversed the order of Series to put newer content on top.
- Minor bug fixes.

v3.5.0
- We've fixed a few bugs and made some minor design updates, including an easier way to find our other great English learning apps.

Sep 14
2016
Version 3.5.0

v3.5.0
- We've fixed a few bugs and made some minor design updates, including an easier way to find our other great English learning apps.

v3.4.1
- Improved the design of the pitch control. Tap the 1x button to slow the speed of the audio. Tap it again to bring the speed back to normal.
- Minor bug fixes in the control panel and syncing the audioscript.

Mar 10
2016
Version 3.4.1

v3.4.1.
- Improved the design of the pitch control. Tap the 1x button to slow the speed of the audio. Tap it again to bring the speed back to normal.
- Minor bug fixes in the control panel and syncing the audioscript.

v3.4.0
- Fixed a bug where the app was stuck on the splash screen. Thank you for all your feedback about this bug!
- Fixed a bug where users could not download episodes on iPhone6S.
- You can now use the iPhone audio controls.
- We’ve added a badge on the Series screen to let you know when new episodes have been added to Series 4. There will be a total of 20 episodes in Series 4, so please stay tuned!
- Other minor improvements.

Nov 17
2015
Version 3.4.0

v3.4.0
• Fixed a bug where the app was stuck on the splash screen. Thank you for all your feedback about this bug!
• Fixed a bug where users could not download episodes on iPhone 6s.
• You can now use the iPhone audio controls when listening in the background.
• We’ve added a badge on the Series screen to let you know when new episodes have been added to Series 4. There will be a total of 20 episodes in Series 4, so please stay tuned!
• Other minor improvements.

v3.3.0
We are excited to bring you the brand new series of LearnEnglish Podcasts. Series 4 has started and we will be releasing a new episode every two weeks. Update now to get the new series.

Jul 29
2015
Version 3.3.1

v3.3.1
* We've added audio buttons in the control centre and on the lock screen so you can skip forwards and backwards 15 seconds at a time when you're listening to a podcast in the background.
* We've also fixed a bug that was causing the tapescript to flicker.

v3.3.0
* We are excited to bring you the brand new series of LearnEnglish Podcasts. Series 4 has started and we will be releasing a new episode every two weeks. Update now to get the new series.

v3.2.1
* We’ve made some improvements in speed.

v3.2.0
* Added Spanish and Japanese UI to the app
* Background audio, so you can listen even when the screen is off.

May 20
2015
Version 3.3.0

v3.3.0
We are excited to bring you the brand new series of LearnEnglish Podcasts. Series 4 has started and we will be releasing a new episode every two weeks. Update now to get the new series.

v3.2.1
We’ve made some improvements in speed.

v3.2.0
• Added Spanish and Japanese UI to the app
• Background audio, so you can listen even when the screen is off.

Mar 25
2015
Version 3.2.1

v3.2.1
We’ve made some improvements in speed.

v3.2.0
• Added Spanish and Japanese UI to the app
• Background audio, so you can listen even when the screen is off.

v3.0.0
This one is a major update, featuring a complete redesign of the app for a better experience…
• Stable download process so you can store the files to listen offline
• Full iOS8 compatibility, and a beautiful new look and feel
• Help section to give you tips on using the app to improve your English listening skills
• New 'Feedback & Support' button in the Help section, so you can ask questions and give us feedback directly
• Progress section to help you keep track of your answers to the Exercises
• Background downloading, so you can minimise the app during downloads
• Background audio playing, so you can do other things or switch your screen off while you listen

Jan 13
2015
Version 3.2.0

v3.2.0
* Added Spanish and Japanese UI to the app
* Background audio, so you can listen even when the screen is off.

v3.0.0
This one is a major update, featuring a complete redesign of the app for a better experience…
* Stable download process so you can store the files to listen offline
* Full iOS8 compatibility, and a beautiful new look and feel
* Help section to give you tips on using the app to improve your English listening skills
* New 'Feedback & Support' button in the Help section, so you can ask questions and give us feedback directly
* Progress section to help you keep track of your answers to the Exercises
* Background downloading, so you can minimise the app during downloads
* Background audio playing, so you can do other things or switch your screen off while you listen

Nov 08
2014
Version 3.0.0

This one is a major update, featuring a complete redesign of the app for a better experience…
* Stable download process so you can store the files to listen offline
* Full iOS8 compatibility, and a beautiful new look and feel
* Help section to give you tips on using the app to improve your English listening skills
* New 'Feedback & Support' button in the Help section, so you can ask questions and give us feedback directly
* Progress section to help you keep track of your answers to the Exercises
* Background downloading, so you can minimise the app during downloads
* Background audio playing, so you can do other things or switch your screen off while you listen

Nov 27
2013
Version 2.1.2

We’ve made a few changes:

* Full iOS7 compatibility
* Design updates for iOS7
* Content fixes, and minor bug fixes
* New ‘About us’ screen

We hope you’re still enjoying LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts! If you like it, don’t forget to rate it and review it in the App Store… Thanks a lot!

Jan 08
2013
Version 1.5.3

- Fixed Bugs

Dec 18
2012
Version 1.5.2

- Bug Fixes

Nov 19
2012
Version 1.5.1

- Fix Bugs

Nov 10
2012
Version 1.5

- new content (Series 3 is here!)
- Supports iPhone 5
- Support iPad and iPad mini

Nov 05
2011
Version 1.4.1

iOS 5 ready

May 13
2011
Version 1.1.2

Bug fixes for streaming
New icon

Jul 25
2010
Version 1.0.2

Update offline cache support
minor bug fixed

May 19
2010
Version 1.0.1

Response to user requests
Bug fixes
Greater stability
Facebook page updated

May 04
2010
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions

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