Improve your English with our fun and exciting learning apps! Designed for all the family, our games, podcasts, videos and quizzes will help you learn English at home or on the move.


LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime App

LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime

Build confidence and practise listening skills in this app for 6- to 11-year-olds. Watch fun animated songs and stories such as ‘Florence Nightingale’ and ‘Red Riding Hood’, and play challenging games to improve spelling and understanding.

Download for: iOS

Waseem Kotoub - Arts manager - British Council in Qatar

Waseem Kotoub

Senior Programme Manager, Culture and Sport Programme, Gulf

Waseem joined the British Council in 2009. He is a medical doctor and a pianist with extensive knowledge in the arts and proven track record of completing outstanding quality health, science, arts and creative economy projects. His background in management enriched his role in leading on all programmes for local and regional projects such as Qatar UK Year of Culture 2013 and the annual British Festivals amongst others.

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories App

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories

Read fun stories about space spies and learn phonetic sounds in this story app. Each story practises phonetic sounds and includes a game and dictionary. A parents guide offers expert advice on how to help young children learn English.

Download for: iOS (iPad only)

LearnEnglish Kids: Videos App

LearnEnglish Kids: Videos

Watch children’s favourite stories like Little Red Riding Hood in this video stories app. It features audio and text narration, and a parents guide that offers expert advice on how to help children learn English.

Download for: Android (Google Play) | Android (Amazon App Store)

Neil Sandilands

Deputy Teaching Centre Manager

Neil has worked in ELT for around 18 years in Europe, East Asia and MENA. 10 of these years were with British Council in Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia working in teaching centre management and exams management, and a further 5 years with British Council in MENA as DTCM Bahrain and DTCM Qatar.

LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts App

LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts

Listen to our podcast hosts talk about life in the UK and improve your listening and vocabulary skills. Each episode comes with audio scripts and comprehension exercises.

Download for: iOS | Android 

Rohan Stephens

Head of Programmes and Partnerships

Rohan Stephens, acting Head of Programmes and Partnerships Qatar, joined the British Council in 2017 as the Touring Exhibitions Manager and Regional Visual Arts Advisor for MENA. Prior to joining the British Council, Rohan had worked extensively in the commercial sector, with roles at Christie’s in both the UK and the Middle East. Rohan’s education background is in Arts Management and Political Science, receiving both his Bachelor degree’s in his home city of Sydney, Australia. 

LearnEnglish Sports World App

LearnEnglish Sports World


In this beautifully illustrated app, players need to find and spell sports events and technical moves. A range of activities will help players learn the spelling and definitions of hundreds of Olympic and Paralympic sports words.

Download for: iOS

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Learning Time with Timmy 2

Boost children’s language development, cognitive and motor skills in this fun app. Games help children learn and practise vocabulary as well as combine words to build simple phrases. This is the second app in a series of apps with Timmy, the star of children’s TV series Timmy Time. 

Download for: iOS | Android (Google Play) | Android (Amazon)