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Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning audio download for learners of English as a foreign language. The podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 390 audio 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 was nominated for an ELTon award in 2016, has won four Macmillan Dictionary Awards and has now been downloaded over 13 million times.

Hi, I’m Luke and I have been producing the podcast at home in my flat for over 7 years. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 15 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.

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  • Ivan

    Hi Luke!

    I just listened to your conversation with Alexander, he seems like a cool guy! It’s really interesting to hear his perspective on languages and cultures. You should have him on another episodes, having him join you with Paul and Amber would be nice too!

    Btw, I wanted to write this right after I listened to episode 387 but forgot to; I was a bit bummed that the episodes in which you make things up as you go (like The Pink Gorilla Story, which is my absolute all-time favourite) didn’t get as much vote as other types of episodes, because that sort of episodes is one of the kinds of episodes that I really love. (Also LOVE the PODPALS episodes too; my day always gets better whenever I listen to you Paul and Amber)
    However, I still think you should record the ‘rambling’ episodes because I know you enjoy doing them (and I really enjoy them too!). Do a sequel to “The Pink Gorilla Story” pleaseeeeeee!

    Anyway, I love the fact that you’ve been pumping out lots of content recently, since it’s nearing the exam period in my uni and I don’t feel so alone and scared whenever I study because I can listen to new LEP episodes during my cramming sessions! :D

    Stay awesome Luke,


  • Mingyi Zhao

    Hi Luke!
    Hello from a Chinese fan! Finally make it to Britain so that i can leave a comment on your page! Now i’m studying in University of Wolverhampton. I listened to ur podcast everyday before i came here, and i can understand about 80% of them, which made me had confidence on my course and living in Britain. But after I came here, i found that everybody have different accents, and i can barely understand them, especially in the classes. I really hope that everyone speaks like u. Lol. Whatever, i’ m gonna keep listening to ur podcast, and get used to others’ accents. Love u and ur podcast! <3

    • Yes, in Wolverhampton people speak with a black country accent! It’s quite particular isn’t it, but I think you’ll get used to it after a while.
      It’s nice to hear from a Chinese fan. Best of luck at uni!

  • Nguyễn Quang

    Good evening Luke!
    I’ve been a regular LEPster for about half a year, and I must say i’m addicted. I’m addicted to your great sense of humour, It’s really hard to make me laugh but you with Amber and Paul have been doing so well on making me and people laugh while we can still study English simultaneously.
    Also, your voice and accent really appeal me, much that I prefer listening to your podcast to music. Music has been my choice as a way to start my day, but for the most recent weeks, your podcast has taken the place and I have no plan on switching back.
    Keep up the great works and I really look forward to more new podcasts from you!!!

    • Thanks so much for such a lovely message! I’m very glad you’re enjoying the podcast so much. I’ll get Amber & Paul back on the podcast soon. New episodes will be uploaded in the next few days. By the way, did you know that I’ve uploaded a few music mixes onto Mixcloud here teacherluke.co.uk/useful-websites/music-mixes/

  • Andrew

    Ahhh… it’s so pleasant to hear your daddy’s voice again on the podcast, Luke. It’s such a good way to relax at the end of a hard day with a cup of tea in front of you, listening to Luke and his dad talking. Well done, Luke. Well done.