Curious minds from 157 countries are improving their English in a more interesting way.
"It is such an amazing source to improve my listening, vocabulary, comprehension and more. Becoming a member was quite an easy decision for me. Definitely, I made the best decision ever."
Spanish speaker, Spain
"I really enjoy listening to this podcast. It is the perfect opportunity for me to practice my pronunciation. There are plenty of podcasts with fascinating podcasts about the world we live in, and I love the quality of the storytelling. All in all, perfect value for money and I can highly recommend this to any learner of English around the world."
Kristian de Groot
Dutch speaker, Prague
"I was very happy when I discovered Leonardo English. It's exactly what I was looking for to improve my English. The speed is just right for me, and the tone and intellectual topics make it adorable to follow. Thank you!"
Persian speaker, Iran
"Finally, a much more interesting way to improve my listening skills. I loved the one about fake meat!"
Italian speaker, Italy
"Leonardo English is one of my favourite English resources I've found. It's great for listening to High Resolution English and improving your comprehension and confidence."
Spanish speaker, Spain
"The topics are great and I find the way they are presented so positive and entertaining“
German speaker, Germany
"I'm so in love with these podcasts. The content is unique and interesting, the voice is crystal clear for me to listen which was not the case with other podcasts. Thank you so much for giving me confidence and improving my level of English."
Malayalam speaker, India
"It’s a very good way to improve my language skills. With the help of the key vocabulary and the transcripts on the website, I am increasing my vocabulary, and thanks to the shadowing I am improving my pronunciation."
Isabel M. Rivero
Spanish speaker, Spain (Gran Canaria)
"As an English teacher, I was seeking to boost my listening skills. Leonardo English was highly appealing to me. Its informative and linguistically rich podcasts along with its serene tone of speech has exposed me to a variety of authentic collocation patterns, standard pronunciation and stress, and a British accent. I'd highly recommend it."
Persian speaker, Iran
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You can listen to a limited selection of podcasts for free on the website or your favourite podcast app.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between the Listener and Learner plan?
Both plans give you unlimited access to every podcast, the ability to request podcast topics, and the right to join our monthly Q&A sessions.
The Learner plan also gives you access to transcripts and key vocabulary, and a 30 minute set-up call and discussion with Alastair, the founder of the podcast, when you sign up.
Do you have a free trial?
Sorry, we do not. We make 1 podcast free per week, and you can check out some transcripts on the Free Transcripts page.
Instead of a free trial, we offer a 30-days 'no questions asked' refund policy.
Full refunds are all processed within 24hrs.
What's your refund policy?
We have a 30 day 'no questions asked' refund policy.
This means that you can request a full refund for whatever reason you want - the language level was too high/low, I didn't have time to use it, my dog ate my phone, it doesn't matter.
Do you offer educational or student discounts?
Yes. Students get 50% off all plans, and we offer educational plans for schools. Please email email@example.com and we'll take it from there.
Can I change my membership?
Yes, changing your membership is very easy.
If you start as a Listener and want to change to a Learner, you only pay the difference between the two plans. For example, if you join as a 12-month Listener, then decide on the same day to become a 12-month Learner, then you would be charged the difference (€36). The difference is worked out on a pro-rata basis.
Similarly, if you join on a monthly membership, then want to change, you will only be charged the difference, again on a pro-rata basis. For example, if you join on a Monthly Learner (€14/month), then switch to an Annual Learner (€96/year) on day 15, the difference will be approximately €89 (taking into account that the remaining 15 days of the month for your Monthly Learner membership).
What a lovely thought! Yes, of course you can. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take it from there.
Can I ask my company to pay for my membership?
Sure, and lots of our members do.
Many companies have a ‘learning and development’ budget for their employees, and your membership to Leonardo English should certainly qualify for this.
You’ll receive an itemised receipt and invoice as well, so your Finance department will be happy.
What happens in the Member-only Q&A sessions?
Great question. These sessions happen once a month, and all members of Leonardo English are invited.
Generally these sessions cover an interesting topic, and include a presentation and discussion.
They take place virtually, typically on the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm CET (Paris/Rome time).
It's a great opportunity to learn something new, practise your English with other curious minds (but speaking isn't required), and have some fun at the same time.
Past topics include "How to actually use podcasts to improve your English", "Accents in English", "What British people really mean", and "Brexit".
I've got an idea for a podcast I'd like you to create. Can you do it?
Sure, if you are a member you can request topics for us to make.
We want to make the podcasts that our members want to listen to - join today and start requesting topics within minutes.
What kind of English accent will I learn?
The majority of our content is in a British 'BBC' accent, otherwise known as The Queen's English.
On occasion we may have content in an American, Australian, or South African accent.
Who built Leonardo English?
Hi, I'm Alastair 👋.
I'm an English guy from London, who has spent 33 years on this earth studying foreign languages, working in technology, teaching English to foreigners, and thinking about learning languages.
I'm a native English speaker, am fluent in Italian and French, have a Masters in Mandarin Chinese, and have studied Russian, Latin and Greek, as well as dabbling in Spanish and German.
I've lived in the UK, France, Italy and China. I now live in Malta, am married to an Italian, have a little (almost) trilingual baby, and have friends from all over the world, so I've spent my life thinking about how best to learn a language.
I'm building Leonardo English to help people like you improve your English while learning about the world.