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Luke’s English Podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 270 episodes, transcripts, videos and a special series on phrasal verbs, there is so much for you to use, and it’s all free. The podcast has been downloaded over 3.5 million times in the last 12 months and this website won the Macmillan Dictionary Award for Best Blog in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

10679850_4629218585900_8637988205879675701_oI’m Luke and I produce the podcast at home in my flat. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 13 years of teaching experience. I’m also a stand-up comedian. My podcast offers you an insightful learning resource, which aims to make you laugh while you learn.

Join hundreds of thousands of listeners from around the world, and listen to Luke’s English Podcast. Get started here with the first episode of the podcast, recorded back in 2009 or this introduction to the podcast for new listeners, or click here to see an archive list of all the episodes and their pages on this website.

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  1. PAOLO


  2. Anonymous

    I like to think of English as my second language instead of a foreign language. Thanks to the internet, probably 85% of the material for education, entertainment etc. is in English now.

  3. agrek

    Phrasal verb podcast is one of the most valuable English resources on the net. I and my friends, we are very happy you returned to it. Very, very important and appreciable for all ESLs.

  4. Carlos

    Hello, Luke. I’m new. I’ve been listening your podcasts for only a couple of week. I was astonished with the clarity of your vocabulary and your pronunciation.
    I really enjoy the podcasts. I don’t have much free time -I have two jobs and two little daughters-, so I have to wait until 3 or 4 AM in orden to be able to listen them. Sometimes, I sleep few hours only for listening LEP!!! It’s worth the sacrificie.
    I’m from Uruguay and I have been studying English for several years. I love the language, but I have to recognize I can spend little time to learn it. However, I try to do my best every day and never give up. In this point your podcasts are very important, because I can listen them through my headphones whenever and wherever I want.
    Thanks for your job.
    Take care.

  5. John Nguyen from Vietnam

    Hello Luke,

    Hope you are having a good day.

    Needless to say, this is the best English podcast in the whole universe!

    I have a question about pronunciation :-)

    Could you enlighten me on the differences in pronunciations (British English) between these: “salt” and “[sult]an”, “haul” and “hole”?

    Perhaps it’s my ears, but most of the times I hear them pronounced similarly.

    Thanks much in advance!

    1. John Nguyen from Vietnam

      Hi Luke,

      Thank you very much for the clear explanation! I think I got the differences now.

      I also noticed that “most of the times” is not correct in this case (thanks to your correction). It should be “most of the time” which has similar meaning as “usually”.

      To all fellow listeners: if you want to find out the answer to my question, you can listen to this episode of the podcast: http://teacherluke.co.uk/2015/05/26/274-qa-session-4/


  6. Kamil W

    Hi Luke!

    I’ve been listening to your last episode many times and just can’t get enough. I mean, your friend, Amber. She’s got lovely, warm voice and accent as well. Must be very attractive woman :)

  7. Alexander Penkov

    Hi, Luke! I’ve been listening to your podcast since you had probably about 60 episodes published, and I just wanted to thank you for creating such an amazing language learning resource!
    I learn other languages besides English, and I really appreciate it when the learning material has some personality and authenticity put into to it. It makes the process so much more fun and productive, immerses you into the language and culture instantly, and from there everything just goes the right way and all the good things happen!
    Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

    P.S. Oh, and congrats on your TV appearance! It was quite unexpected and very interesting to see you in this new setting. That Princess Leia moment was quite amusing 😀

  8. Anonymous

    Hello! My name is Alessandro, I’m from Curitiba, Southern Brazil. I just started to listen your podcast from the very beginning and hope to be up to date soon. It’s great! Your teaching is clear and I’ve been enjoying it so much.

    I also have a question: why is so easy to speak English with any non-native person and so hard to speak with native speakers?

    Thank you

  9. Dagor

    Hi Luke! I’ve recently started listening your podcast, it is really great, but I have some trouble in understanding. In this episode (#271) at 10:32 you’re saying “I hope you can teach it the ways of…” and there follows the word that sounds like “raichessness”. I can’t find anything relevant in Google, so can you please clarify this for me?

  10. Hunter

    I recently find your podcast and I think it is great! I have stayed in the UK for a while, and I find that your podcast always brings me back to those wonderful memories. Please consider doing some interesting topics such as cultural differences, different eating habits, and traveling experiences. Have a good time in Paris.

  11. Iwona

    This podcast is really awesome. I listened to few like: ESL and All Ears… and Happy English because when I was browsing iTunes in purpose to find some English podcast and those listed above were easy to find but not LEP! And it’s because LEP on iTunes has only 10 reviews!! How is it possible with so many listeners?? People please make a review on iTunes.

    1. ptholome

      Hi Iwona,

      You’re right, we are very much people listening those interesting, funny and useful poscast and, alas!, we didn’t think to write a review.

      Hopefully you have written this comment which made me recall I forgot it too. Now it is done! Thank you.