BBC Learning English


The BBC Learning English app is the ultimate package that brings together all your favourite lessons and presenters in a user-friendly interface. It's the perfect tool to keep your English skills up-to-date! Download it now.
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BBC Media App Technologies
Jun 10, 2022
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The official BBC Learning English app is a fantastic, simple-to-use package that brings together all of the user’s favourite lessons and presenters. It is considered to be the best way to keep one’s English up to date. The app has received positive comments and feedback from users, and the month of May is set to make it even better. This month, the app is introducing its first series for low level learners – English My Way. It also has a new series called British Chat, which helps users speak more naturally by using real English to talk about everyday topics without a script.

Users can download audio programmes to listen offline. The app also provides daily updates of fun and topical lessons, transcripts, and quizzes to help users practice a little bit of English every day. The app features built-in transcripts and subtitles for watching or listening again after practicing listening and reading skills. Quizzes are also available to test users’ understanding and the app remembers their scores so they can keep trying until they get the result they want.

The app is designed to be used on the go, as the programme keeps playing in the background even if the screen is turned off. This means users can be on the bus, travelling by train, flying, walking, or running and still have the perfect lesson in their ear.

Other features of the app include new lessons daily, notifications to help users continue their learning, and easy-to-find programmes listed by series name or category such as Everyday English, Learn English with the News, Business English, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation. Users can also follow their favourite series. The app provides access to all of BBC Learning English’s most popular programmes, including The English We Speak, 6 Minute English, English at Work, English in a Minute, Tim’s Pronunciation Workshop, LingoHack, and News Review.

About BBC Learning English

BBC Learning English has been helping millions of learners around the world become better English speakers for over 75 years, making it one of the world’s most popular providers of free English language teaching material. To learn more about BBC Learning English and access other free English language teaching materials, visitors can go to the website at

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The BBC is committed to keeping users’ information secure and will not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, which users can access at Users who install the app must accept the BBC Terms of Use at The app is published by BBC Media AT (BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Full details of BBC Media AT can be found on the Companies House website at This information was updated in 2019.

What's new

We release regular updates to the Learning English app to fix issues and improve performance.