Spotlight is a daily 15 minute English language radio program. It is made for people who are learning English, or use it as a second language. It uses a special English method of broadcasting called Spezialized English. This makes Spotlight easier for many people to understand, no matter where in the world they live.
Specialized English is a controlled version of the English language used for radio broadcasting, easier for non-native speakers of English. It is derived from Voice of America (VoA) Special English. Spotlight uses a vocabulary of 1,500 words, shorter sentences and a slower rate of speech (about 90 words per minute, or half the normal speaking speed).
Scripts and audio are also available.
It is a resource that we can use in a lesson but it is not itself a lesson; it is not graded to a particular level of difficulty, and it does not introduce language concepts progressively.
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