Using mobile apps to learn English
Using mobile apps to learn English

The British Council offers a variety of apps to help you improve your grammar, vocabulary and prepare for exams. You can learn English through games, podcasts, movies and quizzes – even using football and the Premier League.

Sport apps

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 football through a series of interactive flashcards. Add notes, translations and images to help you learn.

Download from the Apple store 

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. 

Download from the Apple store

Games

60 SECOND WORD CHALLENGE

60 Second Word Challenge is a fun vocabulary quiz to help improve and widen your English vocabulary.

Download from the Apple store 

JOHNNY GRAMMAR'S QUIZMASTER

Test yourself against our resident expert Johnny Grammar.

Download from Google play 

Video and audio apps

LEARNENGLISH AUDIO AND VIDEO

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

Download from the Apple store

Download from Google play 

ELEMENTARY PODCASTS

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

Download from the Blackberry store 

Study tools

LEARNENGLISH GRAMMAR

LearnEnglish Grammar is the best way to improve your English grammar at home, on the move, or anywhere!  Download LearnEnglish Grammar and receive 3 free sample packs.  You can download more content packs for your level in the app.

Download from the Apple store

Download from Google play 

MYWORDBOOK 2

Learn, practise and review your English vocabulary with MyWordBook. MyWordBook is an interactive vocabulary notebook with some of the most useful words in the English language taken from Cambridge University Press’s dictionaries for English learners. Download word lists to suit your ability and interests.

Download from the Apple store

Download from Google play  

SOUNDS RIGHT

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

Download from the Apple store 

Apps for kids and young learners

LEARNENGLISH KIDS: PHONICS STORIES

Kids can learn how to speak and spell English words with super space spies Sam and Pam in our LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories app.  This phonics-based interactive storybook app 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.

Download from the Apple store 

LEARNENGLISH KIDS: VIDEOS

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

Download from Google play

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