VOA Learning English Podcast - VOA Learning English-logo

VOA Learning English Podcast - VOA Learning English

VOA

Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

VOA

Description:

Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.

Language:

English

Contact:

2022034984


Episodes

Learning English Podcast - November 29, 2023

11/28/2023
On today’s podcast, India road workers rescued from a collapsed tunnel after 17 days; costly water is growing in popularity; a program in Washington, D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods sends journalism students to college followed by more on D.C. neighborhoods; then, ‘cultivation’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 28, 2023

11/27/2023
On today’s podcast, the latest on the hostage release during a cease-fire in the Hamas-Israel war; Christmas at the White House; new research into an Alzheimer’s disease vaccine followed by a discussion on the report; then, resolutions and fun public speaking tips on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 27, 2023

11/26/2023
On today’s podcast, sugar is in short supply in many nations after a poor harvest; NASA is using lasers to send more information from spacecraft followed by a discussion the new technology and a space mission to an asteroid; then prefixes and shortened forms on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 26, 2023

11/25/2023
On today’s podcast, the U.S. Department of Education says Black and Latino students lack the tools for success; a clergyman uses music to connect with young people; ‘count your blessing’ and other expressions followed by the presidency of Jimmy Carter on America’s Presidents.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 25, 2023

11/24/2023
On today’s podcast, the World Health Organization says nothing unusual about wave of lung infections in northeastern China; herders continue to keep animals in a change world; a listener’s question about ‘danger’ and ‘hazard’; then, ‘Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen’ by O. Henry.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 24, 2023

11/23/2023
On today’s podcast, automakers aim to design electric cars with fewer rare earth metals; coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico are doing well; the grammar of talking about pets followed by a discussion on those family friends; then famous women placed in the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 23, 2023

11/22/2023
On today’s podcast, U.S. companies aim to increase battery production; learn about the Thanksgiving Holiday in America followed by a discussion about the tradition; then hair problems on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 22, 2023

11/21/2023
On today’s podcast, a “poor” man leaves a New Hampshire town $3.8 million; how did the turkey get its name?; a study finds schools’ reports on student grades do not mean the student is performing at grade level followed by a discussion about report cards; and the word ‘adopt’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 21, 2023

11/20/2023
On today’s podcast, Argentina’s new president faces high inflation, economic problems; is it the end of China’s panda diplomacy?; experts worry not enough overweight people are included in drug tests; then ways to agree and disagree on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 20, 2023

11/19/2023
On today’s podcast, extremist groups spread in West Africa; new research on Eris, a distant member of the solar system; Chinese researchers say the made an AI robot that makes oxygen from rocks, and a discussion on similar systems for Mars exploration; then possessive pronouns on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 19, 2023

11/18/2023
On today’s podcast, numbers of foreign college students in the U.S. have returned to levels before COVID-19 thanks to Indian students; learn about ‘state-of-the-art’ and similar terms on Words and Their Stories; then, the presidency of Gerald Ford on America’s Presidents.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 18, 2023

11/17/2023
On today’s podcast, could a movie about scams be keeping Chinese visitors away from Southeast Asia?; the difference between ‘source’ and ‘resource’ followed by a discussion on sources and plagiarism; then a ‘fountain of youth’ on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Doctor Heidegger’s Experiment.’

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 17, 2023

11/16/2023
On today’s podcast, how Taiwan is attending the APEC economic meetings in San Francisco; is a two-state agreement possible in the Middle East?; cheetahs might be changing hunting habits; Spain’s Canary Islands has too many immigrants; then, all about Happy Thanksgiving.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 16, 2023

11/15/2023
On today’s podcast, people in Japan are buying fish from Fukushima as some countries ban products from that area; new companies aim to confirm video from social media followed by a discussion misinformation and artificial intelligence; then describing amounts in Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 15, 2023

11/14/2023
On today’s podcast, UN negotiators want a treaty on plastic pollution; in Japan, animals receive blessings; a report finds U.S. men graduate at lower rates than women followed by a discussion on the topic; then hear about the word ‘comply’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:58

Learning English Podcast - November 14, 2023

11/13/2023
On today’s podcast, hear about this week’s APEC meeting of Pacific Ocean leaders in San Francisco; the drug ketamine is being increasingly used to treat pain, depression and other conditions followed by a discussion on the drug’s effects; then reading people’s minds on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 13, 2023

11/12/2023
On today’s podcast, evidence of a crash with another planet in Earth’s past; Syria’s dry conditions and climate change; a new space telescope begins its search for dark matter and energy followed by a discussion about forces at work in space; certainty and uncertainty on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 12, 2023

11/11/2023
On today’s podcast, college students play climate change board games in class; expression for being in a good place followed by a discussion about ‘sitting pretty’' and being on 'cloud nine;' then the presidency of Richard Nixon on America’s Presidents.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - November 11, 2023

11/10/2023
On today’s podcast, a Swiss device helps a person with Parkinson’s disease; we answer a listener’s question about the word ‘get’ followed by a discussion about its common uses; then a Civil War veteran returns home in Hamlin Garland's “Return of the Private” on American stories.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - November 10, 2023

11/9/2023
On today’s podcast, an industrial robot crushes a South Korean worker; homes in Florida are being built to withstand strong storms; what do you do with autumn leaves?; how do we express pessimism in English followed by a discussion comparing pessimism and optimism.

Duration:00:29:59