improving your English online

The British Council offers plenty of exciting games, puzzles, stories and activities online to improve your English. All of these activities are completely free to use and you can access them online whenever you like.  

The websites listed below have been designed to help young learners of English improve their speaking, listening and grammar skills. These websites are used by thousands of learners every day. Many of the activities are a lot of fun and if you are new to online learning you will find that it is as easy as playing any other game. 

LearnEnglish Kids (for 12 years old or under)

LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children and young people to have fun and learn English too. You can become a member, make your own cool character and enter competitions. When you are a member you can comment across the site and answer questions so you can practise your reading and writing.

LearnEnglish Teens (for 13 years old or over)

If you are 13 or over, you will find plenty of exciting activities and information by exploring the pages of the LearnEnglish Teens website. The website can help you improve your English with language practice, tips for exams, plus grammar and vocabulary exercises. At the same time, you can have fun with lots of activities and games, including a video zone, a magazine and puzzles. You can also add comments and interact with other teenagers on the site. 

Improve your listening, reading and writing skills with these activities and exercises. The activities are prepared for different levels.

Are you sometimes not sure which tense to use? Do you make mistakes with grammar? Do you need to improve your vocabulary? If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, this section is for you!

Let's face it, not many people love exams. There are lots of different English exams and tests that you have to do at school. This section gives you tips and advice on how to get the best marks you can in all of your English exams.

Read about topics with a British connection. From special days, like Valentine's Day, to trends, like gap years, you'll find all you need to know here. There are exercises too so you can check your understanding of the text.

When you need a break from your studies, this is the place to be! Our study break section offers you videos, stories, games, puzzles and competitions, so you can relax and enjoy using your English at the same time.

Our magazine section is written especially for you by young people from the UK. If you want to keep up to date with the latest fashions, music or trends, this is the place to be.