美国之音(以下称VOA)的英语节目,按播音速度可分为两种:Standard English (标准英语)和 Special English(特别英语)。

Special English 又叫“慢速英语”,是VOA 专为全世界非英语国家初学英语的听众安排的一种简易、规范的英语广播节目。该节目创始于50年代末期,是VOA 的专家们研究如何与世界各地的英语学习者进行交际的产物。它正式开播于1959年10月。当时只面向欧洲和中东,但由于这个节目适合许多国家英语学习者的需要,所以它的广播对象不久就扩大到世界其他地区,并很快在全世界范围内产生了广泛的影响。现在这个节目对欧洲、非洲和拉丁美洲每晚广播一次,对加勒比地区每晚广播一次(星期天除外),对东南亚广播次数最多,每天上午两次,晚上三次。

People in America(美国人物志) 这是有关美国历史名人的一个专题节目,每逢星期天晚上播出。它向听众介绍在美国历史上产生过重大影响、起过重要作用、作出了突出贡献的科学、文学、政治、或其他各方面的历史人物。节目一般都对他们的生平事迹进行简要的叙述,对其贡献作出评介,类似人物小传。有的重要人物事迹很多,必须用两次或几次的节目时间进行联播。对这样的节目要坚持收听,才会获得完整的印象。

VOA慢速英语:纽约交响乐团赋予古典音乐生命和能量2016-09-29
David Titcomb is managing director of the Philharmonia of New York. Being a semi-retired musician himself, Titcomb along with PONY principal Conductor Atsushi Yamada are passionate about transforming and bringing to life classical music.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:安东尼福奇由博士:美国抗击传染病斗士(二)2016-09-01
Dr. Fauci has carried out important research in HIV/AIDS and other diseases affecting the immune system. He also is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the United States National Institutes of Health. Here is Part 2 of his interview.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:安东尼福奇由博士:美国抗击传染病斗士2016-08-18
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the United States top doctor when it comes to infectious diseases. He has made substantial contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiencies, both as a scientist and as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:BeBe Winans:音乐,上帝和家庭2016-08-04
BeBe Winans is an American gospel and R&B singer. The youngest male member of the renowned gospel family the Winans, BeBes latest professional undertaking is a musical he co-wrote which tells the story about his life.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:80岁的健美运动员讲述她的健康生活方式2016-07-21
Ernestine Shepherd is a fitness trainer and professional model. She is also determined, disciplined and dedicated to staying fit. The 80-year old holds the 2010 and 2011 title in the Guinness World Records as the Worlds Oldest Performing Female Bodybuilder.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:马兹·乔布拉尼:来自中东的美国逗比2016-07-07
Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who loves to make people laugh. His comedy draws on his personal life as well as a comics role in challenging stereotypes especially when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslims in America.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国的制造业2016-06-23
Makers Row helps entrepreneurs with their brands to start producing their products in the United States so that consumers will see more made in America products on the store shelves.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:雅典娜哲:画油画、生活和呼吸2016-06-09
When she was 14, Athena moved to the United States. Working at a health food store, Athena painted on the menu boards. A customer notice her artistic talents and asked if she would help paint faces at street fairs.From that day on, Athena never looked back.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:伊拉克裔美国人:我选择了美国2016-05-25
Andy Shallal loves words. His restaurant in Washington, D.C., named Poets and Busboys, features ceiling-to-floor bookshelves. As an Muslim-American, he has seen many changes in the American fabric since he arrived decades ago. He reminds us about the dreamers. Who are the dreamers? Read on.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Eartha Kitt,1927 - 2008:美国著名的演员、歌手2013-05-05
Today we tell about the unforgettable entertainer Eartha Kitt. The life of this singer and actress was as rich and interesting as her career. Cest Si Bon, or Its So Good in French, was one of Eartha Kitts first hit songs. She recorded it in the early nineteen fifties after performing it in a Broadway show.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:比利·怀尔德,1906-2002:他改变了美国电影史2013-04-28
Today we tell about Billy Wilder. He was the director of some of the greatest American movies. Many experts say that Billy Wilder changed the history of American movies. He is often called the best movie maker Hollywood has ever had.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2013年的世界地球日2013-04-22
From VOA Learning English, welcome to This Is America. Im Kelly Jean Kelly. And Im Mario Ritter. April twenty-second is Earth Day. Former United States Senator Gaylord Nelson started the observance in nineteen seventy. The aim of this day is to urge local action and increase awareness about the state of the worlds environment.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Rosa Parks, 1913-2005:Mother of the American Civil Rights Movement2013-04-21
Today, we tell about Rosa Parks, who has been called the mother of the American civil rights movement. Until the nineteen sixties, black people in many parts of the United States did not have the same civil rights as white people. Laws in the American South kept the two races separate.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:One of the leaders of the Indian resistance, Apache chief Cochise2013-04-14
During the Eighteenth Century, Indians tried to halt the move of white settlers into territory in the American west. Today Ray Freeman and Shirley Griffith tell the story of one of the leaders of the Indian resistance, Apache chief Cochise.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Katharine Graham, 1917- 2001:A Powerful Media Leader in America2013-04-08
And I'm Doug Johnson with the VOA Special English program, PEOPLE IN AMERICA. Today we tell about Katharine Graham. She was the owner and publisher of The Washington Post newspaper.
VOA慢速英语:Edward R. Murrow, 1908-1965:The Famous Radio and Television Reporter Helped Create Modern News Broadcasting2013-04-01
Today, we tell the story of Edward R. Murrow, a famous radio and television broadcaster. He helped create and develop modern news broadcasting.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[译]:PEOPLE IN AMERICA-玛丽莲·梦露的传奇人生2013-03-25
Today we tell about movie star Marilyn Monroe. She died many years ago, yet still is one of the best known American women. Her name at birth was Norma Jean Baker. Her life as a child was like a bad dream. She lived with a number of different people, and often was mistreated.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Samuel Gompers, 1850-1924:'The Grand Old Man of Labor'2013-03-18
Samuel Gompers was born in London, England in eighteen fifty. His parents were poor people who had moved to England from the Netherlands to seek a better life. Sam was a very good student.
VOA慢速英语:Jerome Kern, 1885-1945:The Father of American Musical Theater2013-03-03
And I'm Barbara Klein with People in America in VOA Special English. Today we tell about and play music by songwriter Jerome Kern. He was the man who helped invent the modern musical play.
VOA慢速英语:Crazy Horse Was Chief of the Lakota, a Warrior and a Holy Man2013-02-24
The Lakota people were hunters. They moved with the seasons. They moved through the great flat lands and the great mountains of the north-central United States.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Ann Morrow Lindbergh, 1906-2001: a famous pilot and writer2013-02-17
VOICE ONE: I'm Shirley Griffith. VOICE TWO: And I'm Steve Ember with the VOA Special English program PEOPLE IN AMERICA. Every week we tell about a person who was important in the history of the United States. Today, we tell about Anne Morrow Lindbergh.She was a famous pilot and writer.
VOA慢速英语:Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895: He Fought for Freedom and Equality for African Americans2013-02-10
I'm Steve Ember with PEOPLE IN AMERICA in VOA Special English. Today we tell about Frederick Douglass. He was born a slave, but later became one of America's greatest leaders. He was an activist, a writer, a powerful speaker and an advisor to President Abraham Lincoln.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:William Randolph Hearst, 1863-1951: He Created What Was Once the Nation's Largest Newspaper Organization2013-02-04
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to the VOA Special English program PEOPLE IN AMERICA. Today, Steve Ember and Rich Kleinfeldt tell about American publisher . Mister Hearst created what was once the nation's largest newspaper organization.
VOA慢速英语:Martha Graham, 1894-1991: The Mother of Modern Dance2012-09-01
I'm Barbara Klein with PEOPLE IN AMERICA in VOA Special English. Today, we explore the life of dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. She created almost two hundred dance pieces. She is often called the Mother of Modern Dance. Her influence on the world of dance continues today.
VOA慢速英语:Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962: She Was the Most Influential Wife of Any American President2012-07-29
Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of America's thirty-second president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She helped her husband in many ways during his long political life. She also became one of the most influential people in America. She fought for equal rights for all people workers, women, poor people, black people. And she sought peace among nations.
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