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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 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 10 million times in total and this website won the Macmillan Dictionary Award for Best Blog in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Hi, 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 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.

1,844 thoughts on “HELLO and WELCOME!

  1. Pedro Medina

    Hi luke, i hope you’re well.
    I’ve just left you a review in the iTunes section but for some reason it doesn’t appear complete. Just the first line. Did I do something wrong?. Anyway this is my comment:

    “This podcast have been so helpful, entertaining and wonderful… I’ve learnt so much !!
    And just for the record I think you are genuinely funny I get all of your jokes, and if you ask me one hour lenght or so is not enough. Thank you”

    I can’t believe you haven’t got enough comments in the iTunes section, which I believe is more important in order to increase your value as a podcaster

  2. Saya Myonran

    Hi, Luke. Thank you for your great podcast. 😀
    I almost finish listening all of your episodes. There are only two episodes left. When I was half way through, I really wanted to listen them as quick as I could, but now I feel quite sad… I can’t imagine my commuting without LEP. I also listened Paul’s podcast and watched the viral video about kissing in France. That was hilarious! I like listening you two just chatting.
    Please take care and keep on recording the very informative episodes! Thank you.

  3. Federico

    “It´s a bit like being a Jedi; you just have to be mindful of the living usage of English!!!”

    Luke Thompson, the “Luke Skywalker” of the English teachers.

    Thank you very much for doing these podcasts, Luke. They´re just great. Greetings, Federico.

  4. Roberto

    Email Issue.

    Hi Luke, how are you?
    I’m Roberto, addicted to your podcast.
    For some reason I cannot receive an email whenever you post a new episode.
    I’ve just tried again to put my address in the ‘subscribe by email’ spot, clicked to subscribe and got the ‘thanks message’ that say an email was sent to me. But I haven’t received anything, I checked the spam to.
    I received your emails till 2014, then I de-subscribed (if that is a word) because I had an email every time somebody posted a post (so they were too many).
    I thought my email address might be finished in a black list because of my de-subscription, or I don’t know.
    Anyhow, does anybody have the same problem? Any suggestion?
    Luke, you are always the best.


  5. Roshka

    I How are you?actually I saw your podcast recently. I am listening it’s giving me relax. This really simple way to learn English.i learned somewhat expressions, as far as I am aware I might be wrong you are very famous some countries. Really you are look like kind men. I am happy to meet your podcast. Very glad. Thanks for your all podcast. I hope i will continue. I am already into your podcast.
    But Dear Luke I have question to you. Please if you find free time then respond my quetsion. Please. Quetsion is I take your three podcast and listen 3 hour in a week. Please say me Am I right? Is it right method for learning Or no? Please please please reply. Thanks Takecare good luckyBye bye bye.

    1. Luke Thompson Post author

      Hi Roshka,
      I’m fine thanks. Welcome to the podcast, and I’m really glad you’re enjoying it. :)
      If you’re wondering how much you should listen, I recommend that the main thing is that you listen just regularly – at least once a day. About half an hour a day would be good. Also, try reading transcripts while you listen. That might help you learn more quickly. You can find episodes with transcripts by clicking here teacherluke.co.uk/episodes-with-transcripts/

      1. Jesus

        Hi Luke!!

        Thank you very much for everything that you do for us.
        I love listening to your podcast everywhere, everytime , so much entertaining and learning from them.

        I have a doubt. How many times are the best listening to every single podcast?
        I think repetition is the key. Maybe I am wrong but I prefer repeating the same audio 7 times than listening to 7 different audios, although perhaps it’s not as fun, but I think the learning is deeper.

        I like repeating several times the same podcast but in the end (after 6-7 times listening to) it can be a bit boring and difficult to keep the concentration on it. What is your opinion on this subject?

        Many thanks Luke :)