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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 400 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 has won 5 awards, received a British Council ELTon nomination and has now been downloaded over 25 million times.

I’m Luke and I have been producing the podcast at home in my flat for over 8 years. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 16 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 L.E.P.


  • Diego Aira

    Hey Luke. How are you doing? Hope everything’s going well with you. Diego here! (not dago; mind you!) another one of your stealthy lepsters. Well, this time I decided to step out of the dark and show myself, and whaddya know! Just in time to wish you a happy birthday and, while I’m at it, congratulations on your bronze medal at the podcast competition (I voted for you naturally)
    I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina (oh dear…another bloody Argie, sorry about that!)
    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that your podcast is great and it’s one of my main sources of learning (and entertainment). Keep up the good work!
    Best wishes,
    Diego
    P.S. I’ve read a couple of George Orwell’s essays recently, and there’s a famous one, Politics and the English Language. Orwell suggests that it’s good practice to try and use as many words of Anglo-Saxon origin (as opposed to Greek, French or Latin words) as possible to give the language a more authentic feel.
    Any thoughts on that? Would it make good material for a future episode?

  • Domenico Tangredi

    Hi @teacherlukepod:disqus ! I’m one of your Shadow supporter who feel the need to come to the light to wish you all the best for your birthday. Like most of your listeners, I’m climbing the mountain of learning english. Just 3 years ago I was B1, last year I succeded with my FCE and now I’m going to sit my CAE. During this last challange I met you podcast and since then I’m having a lot of fun listening to it!

    THANK YOU, INDEED!!!

  • Cat

    I’m nothing special, in fact I’m a bit of a bore
    If I tell a joke, you’ve probably heard it before
    But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
    Cause everyone listens when I start to sing
    I’m so grateful and proud
    All I want is to sing it out loud
    So I say … :)
    (not my text, of course, but it could be :))

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dcbw4IEY5w

    • Syntropy

      Thanks for sharing this song with us, Cat!
      Sometimes, music is similar to wine: the older, the better :))

    • Ethan

      One of my favorites from ABBA. Thanks Cat :)

  • Francesco Gaeta

    Happy b-day @teacherlukepod:disqus !

  • Agnes

    Dear Luke

    you almost have answered all of the wishes for you we made today! WOW amazing! Thanks to you that you took your time to answer all of it!

    Have a nice birthday party:-)))