Learn English online

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Learn English with activities

You can learn English online with the British Council’s free website for adult learners. The site contains hundreds of pages of audio, text and video content and over 2,000 interactive exercises. You can become a member and contribute to the site, interact with other users and download free resources.

Learn English with games

You can learn English while having fun with games and jokes. You can find games for all tastes to help you practise your English or just to have fun. There are also hundreds of illustrated jokes to help you play, enjoy and learn.

Learn English with audio and video

We have lots of audio and video materials for language practice. The materials include podcast stories, an audio soap opera, a series of English language teaching TV programmes produced with the BBC and videos that show how to say things correctly in very different situations.

Learn English on your mobile

The British Council has developed a wide range of mobile apps for learning English for different devices such as iPhone, iPad, Nokia, Samsung, Ovi and Android. The apps include podcasts, a soap opera, quizzes, games and exercises to help you improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Learn English for kids

LearnEnglish Kids is a website for children who are learning English. Kids can have fun with songs, stories, videos, grammar and vocabulary games and lots of other activities. The activities are designed for children to do on their own or with friends, parents and teachers. 

Learn English for teens

Are you a teenager learning English or are your teenage children studying English? The LearnEnglish Teens website is designed especially for 13-to-17-year-olds. On the site they can find language practice, tips for exams and help with grammar and vocabulary, as well as fun activities, videos, games and puzzles.

Business English

Do you already speak English but would like to improve your business English? Do you wonder if your business English is up to standard? Would you like to apply for international jobs where English is the language of work? We have the right resources to help you improve your business English.

Learn English with football

If you are learning English and are interested in football, Premier Skills English can help you improve your English while you learn about the Premier League clubs and players. You can also find out about the matches and the Premier League rules and play games and do quizzes.