Children using a computer to look at the Learn English online website
Children using a computer to look at the Learn English online website ©

British Council

View our selection of free online English learning materials from the British Council.

LearnEnglish for adults 

Learn English online while having fun with the British Council’s free website for adult learners. You can find games, audio podcasts, over 2,000 interactive exercises, a soap opera, educational TV programmes produced with the BBC and videos that show you how to say things correctly in very different situations. You can become a member and contribute to the site, interact with other users and download free resources.

LearnEnglish website

LearnEnglish for business

Would you like to improve your business English? Do you wonder if your English is good enough to use in a professional environment? Would you like to apply for international jobs where English is the language of work? We have the resources you need to help you improve your business English.

LearnEnglish website: Business & Work

LearnEnglish for kids

Children aged 5-12 years can have fun learning English with LearnEnglish Kids. On our website children can watch a story or a video, play a game, or do some fun grammar activities. They can sing a song, practise some tongue twisters, and learn jokes in English. Members of LearnEnglish Kids can make a cool avatar and print fun craft activities. Children who join the website can also comment across the site and write messages in English to other young learners all around the world!

LearnEnglish Kids website

LearnEnglish for parents

LearnEnglish Kids Parents is for parents who want to help their children learn English at home. You can read articles and watch videos offering advice and tips. Join the parents’ forum to exchange ideas, choose from hundreds of free printable resources to use with children, and find out about our mobile apps. 

LearnEnglish Kids Parents website

LearnEnglish for teens

Do you have teenage children who are learning English? If so, the LearnEnglish Teens website is especially for them. They will find a variety of language practice activities to improve their reading, writing and listening skills. There are videos to explain grammar and phrasal verbs in a fun and engaging way. In the exam section there is advice to help them to prepare for both school and public exams. There are also music videos, short films, games and puzzles, so they can learn and have fun at the same time.  

13- to 17-year-olds can register on the site and join our global community of learners. They can put their English into practice by writing comments and interacting with teenagers from all around the world in a safe and supportive learning environment. LearnEnglish Teens can be used on mobile phones and tablets so they can practise their English on the go! 

LearnEnglish Teens website

English for football fans

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.

Premier Skills English website