VOA Special English is just one example of simple English.

Posted: 21 Nov 2007   Print   Send a link
"Besides the VOA version, there is Aerospace and Defense Simplified Technical English, used by the European aerospace industry since 1986 to streamline communications, especially in maintenance guides for commercial airplanes. ... Another, called EasyEnglish, helps some Christian missionaries take their message abroad. ... But the most influential version is the first: Basic English, developed in the 1930s. With some modifications, this version is still in use at the VOA, mostly for broadcasts to the Third World." J. David Goodman, greatreporter.com, 20 November 2007.