About VOA's Special English

VOA's Special English communicates by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language is not English. It also helps people learn American English. And it provides listeners, even those who are native English speakers, with information they cannot find elsewhere.

Three elements make Special English unique.

Special English broadcasts around the world seven days a week, five times a day. Each half-hour broadcast begins with ten minutes of the latest news followed by 20 minutes of feature programming. There is a different short feature every week day about science, development, agriculture and environment, and on the weekend, about news events and American idioms. These programs are followed by in-depth 15 minute features about American culture, history, science medicine, space, important people or short stories.

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