is a simplified version of English language
used by the US broadcasting
service Voice of America
in daily broadcasts. The news is read slowly, using a limited vocabulary and simplified grammar.
For the listeners whose own language is not English, it not only provides clear and simple news and information, but also help them improve their English. In some countries such as China, Special English is increasingly popular for junior and intermediate English learners.
Special English was first used on October 19, 1959.
See also: Simple English