The British Council has a wide range of free online resources to help adults, teenagers and children learn English. The resources include videos, mobile apps, games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises.

LearnEnglish website for kids

LearnEnglish Kids is a fun, educational website for children aged 5–12 years who are learning English. There are online vocabulary and grammar games, songs, stories, videos and a range of activities which focus on developing literacy skills. LearnEnglish Kids is also for teachers and parents with hundreds of free printable resources and a support section for parents who want to help their children learn English outside of the classroom.

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LearnEnglish website 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.

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LearnEnglish website for adults

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. We can give you the confidence and skills you need to communicate effectively in English.

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TeachingEnglish resources

If you are an English language teacher or English Language Teaching (ELT) professional, we have lots of free resources to support your work.You can download free lesson plans and classroom materials, get tips, articles and information about professional development, conferences and qualifications and join discussion groups and access training materials.

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Apps for English learners

The British Council offers a variety of English learning apps. You can learn English through games, podcasts, movies and quizzes. These apps are effective in improving your English skills in grammar, vocabulary and exam preparation.

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English lessons from British Council teachers

Learn English watcing our video materials, find out how to write a business e-mails in English, learn some idiomatic expressions, vocabulary learning strategies and more on our Youtube channel.

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Resources for IELTS preparation

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test with over 2.2 million tests taken each year. Taking IELTS can help you live, study and work around the world. Take IELTS with British Council to help you on your way.

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The most visited LearnEnglish resources

The most popular and useful resources form the British Council.

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