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Innovative New VOA English Learning Program Catching on Fast

Interactive online lessons attracting beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners

Washington, D.C., November 10, 2010 – Fans of Voice of America's new English language learning program, The Classroom, are praising the interactive, online lessons. <!-- IMAGE -->

The free program offers customized, interactive lessons built around news articles from VOA's widely-respected Special English webpage and broadcasts. Individual lessons are designed to increase vocabulary and improve listening and comprehension skills. In the Interactive Learning Lab users can find wordbooks and a dictionary.

In its first week online more than 150,000 people visited The Classroom, which offers English language lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced learners.

One new user in Indonesia says, "What I wanted and waited for a long time, is finally come true, and the answer is The Classroom."

Click on The Classroom at, and find out what English language learners from around the world are so excited about.

For Farsi, Mandarin and Russian speakers interested in learning English with a program tailored to their own language, check out, another free, and innovative online learning program from Voice of America.

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The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 125 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages and are intended exclusively for audiences outside of the United States.

For more information, call VOA Public Relations at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail