Important information for Premium subscribers
The best way to use LEP Premium is to add the episodes to a normal podcast app on your phone. You will be able to listen to the audio, find links for PDFs and video versions. Click here to learn how to do this.
To sign up to LEP Premium with Acast+ click here www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium
- What is LEP Premium?
- What is included in episodes of LEP Premium? How does it work?
- Is it all serious teaching, or do you have fun like the normal (free) episodes?
- What is the level of your premium episodes? Is it for beginners or elementary learners?
- 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?
- How often do you publish premium episodes?
- How long are the episodes?
- Where are the PDFs? How can I get the PDFs?
- What is the price ($) for the LEP premium subscription?
- How do I subscribe to LEP Premium? How can I start?
- How do I cancel my subscription?
- How can I check the expiry date of my subscription? (on Acast+ and Libsyn)
- Can I listen to a free episode of LEP Premium?
- How can I use LEP Premium episodes to improve my English?
- Any other questions? Help / FAQ
1. What is LEP Premium?
Luke’s English Podcast Premium is my paid subscription service. In premium episodes I teach you vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Each episode has a PDF worksheet with exercises and full transcripts which you can download, use for self study or to read while you listen. Some episodes have video versions too.
You can unlock premium episodes by signing up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and paying a small fee per month. (Prices below).
The best way to use LEP Premium is to add the episodes to any normal podcast app on your phone (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts, etc), then you can listen, and find the links to get PDFs and video versions of some episodes.
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 show by me – filmed on stage in London in front of a live audience.
The best way to use LEP Premium is to add the episodes to a podcast app on your phone. This is how to find links for PDFs and video versions.
3. Is it all serious teaching, or do you have fun like in the normal episodes?
Both! I am serious about teaching English, but I think it is also important to have fun and to help you to laugh while you learn. So, yes, the episodes are 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?
Listen with a podcast app on your phone (recommended)
First, sign up to LEP Premium, and then add the episodes to a normal podcast app on your phone (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts, etc). This is also how to access links to the PDFs and video versions of some episodes.
Do not use the LEP App – it doesn’t function any more.
You can also listen on your computer by adding LEP Premium to Google Podcasts. Check this video to find out how.
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.
If I haven’t uploaded premium content for a while (over 1 month since the last series) it means that a new series is coming very soon and I am working hard to deliver it!
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. To find these PDF links you will need to add LEP Premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. The PDF and video links are in the notes for each episode.
The PDFs are available to download in normal font size for your computer or to print on paper, and large font size to see on your phone.
Alternatively, you can download the PDFs from my website here.
9. What is the price?
With Acast+ there is one price for LEP Premium – $4 per month.
- 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. https://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 https://learn.acast.com/en/articles/5672446-how-do-i-make-changes-to-or-cancel-my-acast-membership
If you are a Libsyn subscriber (old system) just send me an email and I will help you directly email@example.com
12. How can I check the expiry date of my premium subscription?
13. Can I listen to a free episode of LEP Premium?
At the moment, P35 (Part 1) is free for everyone to listen to. It can give you an idea of the content or premium episodes.
Check out the free video version of P35 here 👇
14. How can I use LEP Premium episodes to improve my English?
The episode [Premium] How to Improve Your English with LEP Premium will tell you how to use the premium episodes to improve your English in various ways. When you have a premium account, sign in and listen to this. You will find it in the episode list between P34 and P35.
15. Any other questions? Help / FAQ
Acast+ Frequently Asked Questions and Listener Help https://learn.acast.com/en/collections/3294820-listener-help
Log into your Acast account as a listener https://auth.acast.com/login?url=https%3A%2F%2Fplus.acast.com%2Fmemberships
Still confused? Just send me an email if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org I am happy to help.