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The best way to become fluent is to watch authentic shows and videos created for native speakers.

Woodpecker is a state of the art video player packed full of features designed to help you improve your foreign language skills. Practice commonly used vocabulary, tones and accents while watching a huge library of popular shows from all over the world.

“Finally I can find lots of videos I want to watch and I have the tools to help me understand all of the dialogue”

- James Bell

Effortlessly find translations and content

Use our awesome bilingual dictionaries to look up words and interact with video subtitles and web pages. Our dictionaries are free, work offline and have no ads!

Our comprehensive bilingual dictionaries give you the part of speech, pronunciation, sample sentences and much more.

The words you tap on are saved to your history, so you can review them later or export them to a flashcard file.

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Just touch on a word

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Learn vocabulary appropriate for different settings in videos designed for native speakers. Simply tap on any word you like to receive definitions in your own language.

Tap the “back one sentence” button as many times as you need to train your listening and pick up the tones and accents used by native speakers.

Browse the web

Our dictionaries work on websites as well as videos. Just touch on a word!

If you are a teacher, we can create a content code for you to send to your students. Your nominated learning materials will appear inside our web browser under your logo.

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A huge range of content

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Learn English using some of the world's most popular shows, with over 400 channels and 200,000 videos from the likes of TheEllenShow, TED, The Comedy Channel and National Geographic.

We also have a dedicated teacher section, with over 5,000 structured video lessons designed to help you improve your grammar and vocabulary.

Learn Mandarin with over 40 channels that have over 10,000 videos. Over 500 of these videos also have a second subtitle stream in English.

Become fluent in these languages

English

Practice using over 200,000 videos from over 400 channels including TED, TheEllenShow, Khan Academy and National Geographic.

Learn using more than 5,000 structured video lessons from over 40 teachers designed to improve your vocabulary and grammar.

We support these languages learning English:

Chinese

French

German

Portuguese

Japanese

Spanish

Vietnamese

Russian

Mandarin

Learn using over 10,000 videos on a range of talk shows, current affairs, TV dramas and video blogs.

Choose your preferred written format with Traditional and Simplified characters both supported.

We support these languages learning Mandarin:

English

Try out Woodpecker

Woodpecker is free to download and use, with thousands of videos to learn from.

 

Need Help?

Our FAQ shows you how to get the most out of Woodpecker. If there are any questions we have missed, please email us.