PREMIUM INFO / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This page will tell you everything you need to know about LEP Premium, how it works, what is included, the prices and more.  All information below ⤵️

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LEP PREMIUM HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION (ACAST+)
Details below 👇

  • All LEP Premium episodes are now available in any normal podcast app (e.g. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts etc) through the Acast+ system

  • To sign up to LEP Premium with Acast+ click here www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium

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Page contents

    1. What is LEP Premium?
    2. What is included in episodes of LEP Premium? How does it work?
    3. Is it all serious teaching, or do you have fun like the normal (free) episodes?
    4. What is the level of your premium episodes? Is it for beginners or elementary learners?
    5. How can I listen to premium episodes? Can I listen in the app? Can I listen on a computer? How do I access LEP Premium episodes in an app?
    6. How often do you publish premium episodes?
    7. How long are the episodes?
    8. Where are the PDFs? How can I get the PDFs?
    9. What is the price ($) for the LEP premium subscription?
    10. How do I subscribe to LEP Premium? How can I start?
    11. How do I cancel my subscription?
    12. How can I check the expiry date of my subscription? (on Acast+ and Libsyn)
    13. Can I listen to a free episode of LEP Premium?
    14. How can I use LEP Premium episodes to improve my English? 
    15. Any other questions? Help / FAQ

1. What is LEP Premium?

Luke’s English Podcast Premium is my paid subscription service. It includes extra audio and video episodes with lessons about vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. You can unlock premium episodes by signing up and paying a small fee per month. (Prices below).


2. What is included in episodes of LEP Premium? How does it work?

Premium episodes include audio and video lessons from me about vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Every episode has a PDF transcript and worksheet.

The aim of my episodes is to help you learn to speak English like me.

Each episode series contains target language. I use my particular set of skills to help you understand, remember, use and pronounce this target language correctly.

Usually this target language is vocabulary which my guests or I have used in free episodes of the podcast. I also clarify grammar and help you develop your pronunciation to help you speak more fluently and understand native speakers more easily. There are also episodes in which I tell you stories and then use them to teach you English.

When you sign up to LEP Premium you can unlock all the previously published premium episodes (over 100 audio and video episodes at the time I write this) and all the new content which arrives each month.

The premium subscription also includes some videos published privately on YouTube and a 28-minute stand up comedy performance by me – on stage in London in front of a live audience.


3. Is it all serious teaching, or do you have fun like in the normal episodes?

Both! I take my teaching seriously, but I think it is also important to have fun and laugh while you learn. So, yes, the episodes should be fun as well as functional.


4. Is LEP Premium for beginners or elementary level learners? What’s the level of your premium episodes?

The premium content is not for beginners or elementary learners. The target language is suitable for intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English. It is target language which should help you break out of the intermediate plateau in various aspects of your English. There is also plenty of motivation, advice and fun in each episode.


5. How can I listen to premium episodes?

Episodes are now available in all normal podcast apps with Acast+.

You can also listen to the episodes online using a computer here play.acast.com/s/lukesenglishpodcast

To sign up in a normal podcast app (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts, etc) follow these steps:

  • open a podcast app on your phone
  • find Luke’s English Podcast
  • check the show notes for an episode
  • click where it says “Sign up to LEP Premium with Acast+”. This is where you can join LEP Premium

If you are already signed up with Acast+ and you want to listen to premium content in an app on your phone:

  • Again, open Luke’s English Podcast in a podcast app on your phone
  • Open an episode and tap where it says “Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+”
  • Now sign into Acast <– you will need to use the login details you created when you signed up for Acast before.
  • Enter your Acast login to sign into Acast
  • Follow the steps to add LEP Premium to your podcast app
  • All the premium content will be added to your LEP episode list in your app
  • Make sure you subscribe to Luke’s English Podcast again when your new feed is created.

New episodes of LEP Premium will no longer be published to the LEP App.


6. How often do you publish premium episodes?

I usually upload one premium series every month. One series typically includes 2 – 4 full episodes.

I also upload extra content, such as shorter pronunciation videos, throughout the year.


7. How long are the episodes?

Audio episodes are usually 30 – 60 minutes long, so they are slightly shorter than the free podcast.

The pronunciation episodes are usually about 20-30 minutes long.

There are also videos which are usually about 10 minutes long.

Some episodes might be a bit longer – such as P35 part 1, which is a special presentation.


8. Where are the PDFs? How can I get the PDFs?

PDFs for each episode are available in your podcast app while you listen. You will see links in the description.

The PDFs are available to download in normal font size, and large font size for your phone.

You can also download the PDFs in normal font size from a computer in bulk. Click here to find download links for all the PDFs teacherluke.co.uk/premium/pdfs/


9. What is the price?

With Acast+ there is one price for LEP Premium – $4 per month.

This includes:

  • Access to all premium episodes in the archive
  • Access to all new premium content
  • Ad-free episodes of Luke’s English Podcast (no automatic advertising or sponsorship reads will appear in episodes*)

*except some old sponsorship announcements for previous sponsors italki, Spoken, BC English Tutors and Audible. These promos appear in old LEP episodes from the archive. I am currently removing these sponsorship promos from all the old episodes, which is a long process!

You can also sign up for ad-free episodes of Luke’s English Podcast for $2 per month.

This option just removes all automatic advertising from the free episodes of Luke’s English Podcast, but it doesn’t give you access to the premium episodes.


10. How do I subscribe to LEP Premium?

Follow these steps to subscribe to LEP Premium and unlock all the premium episodes in the app and on the website.

Just click here to get started www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium or in a podcast app, click the link in the show notes for LEP where it says “Sign up for LEP Premium with Acast+”

Choose the LEP Premium option.

Follow the steps (including signing up with Acast, entering your billing details)

If you signed up through a podcast app, your episode list will now contain all the premium content.

If you signed up from a computer, you will need to go to your podcast app, find Luke’s English Podcast, in the show notes click where it says “Sign up to LEP Premium with Acast+” and then log into Acast with your login details. Then your episode list will be updated to contain all the premium content.

You can also listen to premium content (and free content) on a computer here, just sign in with your Acast login. play.acast.com/s/lukesenglishpodcast

Subscriptions will automatically renew for the applicable time period you have selected.

You may cancel your subscription at any time.


11. How do I cancel my subscription? (I hope you don’t!)

If you are signed up with Acast+, click here for information about cancellations learn.acast.com/en/articles/5672446-how-do-i-make-changes-to-or-cancel-my-acast-membership

If you are signed up to LEP Premium with the old system (Libsyn / LEP App) then you need to write an email to Libsyn support to request cancellation and possibly a refund. Use this email template to make your request 👇

[7/7/2022] *Please wait before cancelling your subscription with Libsyn!

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TO: consumer@libsynsupport.com 

RE: Cancel Premium Subscription /  teacherluke

Dear Libsyn Billing Support,

I would like to cancel my subscription to premium content from teacherluke.libsyn.com

Could you cancel my subscription and refund me for my most recent charge or any outstanding time left in my billing period?

The email I use to login to my premium account with Libsyn is: __insert your email here__

The show slug is teacherluke.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,

__insert your name here​​​__

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12. How can I check the expiry date of my premium subscription?

For Acast+ membersjust sign into your Acast account here and you can check.
For Libsyn subscribers (Libsyn/LEP App) sign in with this process 👇
  • Click this link teacherluke.libsyn.com/
  • If you are already logged in you should see a small link which says “view payment settings” (see pic 1).
  • Click that and you should see when your subscription expires (see pic 2).
  • The subscription should automatically renew, so you don’t need to worry about the subscription ending.
  • If you are not logged in, then just log in (see pic 3) and then click here again teacherluke.libsyn.com/  so you can click “view payment settings”.
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