About Spotlight

What is Spotlight English?

Spotlight English is an audio program made for people who are learning English. Each program serve learners in two ways.They help people practice their English listening and understanding. They also are about subjects that can improve the lives of listeners and their communities.

How is Spotlight English different from other programs?

The audio and video programs use a method called ‘Specialized English’. Compared with ‘normal’ English broadcasting, Specialized English uses:

  • fewer words (our word list has 1500 words; we explain other words when we need them)
  • slower speed (about 90 words per minute, or half the normal speaking speed)
  • shorter sentences (mostly, one idea per sentence).

For more information, please see the Wikipedia page for ‘Specialized English‘.