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

Early years

Timmy's First Words in English 

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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Timmy's Learning New Skills

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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Timmy's Starting to Read

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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Primary

LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime

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

Adults

Listening

LearnEnglish Podcasts

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.
iOS | Android

LearnEnglish GREAT Videos

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

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.
iOS | Android

LearnEnglish Sounds Right

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

IELTS Word Power

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

Games

Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge

Beat the clock and answer as many spelling, vocabulary and grammar questions as you can in this 60-second quiz!
iOS | Android

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