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Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning free download for learners of English as a foreign language. The podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 300 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.

I’m Luke and I produce the podcast at home in my flat. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 14 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 thousands of people from around the world and listen to Luke’s English Podcast. Get started here with the first episode of the podcast, recorded 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.

1,540 thoughts on “HELLO and WELCOME!

  1. Gab,

    Hello Luke. Just a few lines to thank you for joining me on the treadmill. You’re such a good, interesting, clever and instructional company! I enjoy it a lot. I only take you (I have to admit, sometimes also Jarvis Cocker) on my earbuds since last year. So, I guess you’re something like my personal trainer… but in english. Thanks to you, I’m getting my english back in shape!
    Regards from Spain (from an uruguayan).

  2. Massimo Barbieri

    Hello Luke, I am Massimo from Italy – and moving there. I would like to do some written exercises in English, could you recommend a book please? My English is intermediate.
    Thank you!
    Have a nice weekend

  3. Yoshiki Watanabe

    Hello, Luke! I’m Yoshiki, from Japan. This is my first time to leave a comment here, but actually, I’ve listened this marvellous podcast for about three years. Everything you talk in this podcast is profoundly fascinating to me who have got keen interest in England ever since I could remember. Last summer, I finally went to the U.K for the first time to study at Eton College for two weeks. It was obviously an unforgettable experience. Now, I’m studying international politics at university to go back lovely England as a great diplomat. Lastly, I just want to say thank you to your biggest effort to make this brilliant podcast.
    Best regards.

    1. Luke Thompson Post author

      Thank you Yoshiki!
      Wow, Eton College is a very prestigious school. That must have been a fascinating experience.
      Good luck going back to the UK in time.
      All the best,