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VOA Mock Reality Show Teaches Language Through Laughs (VOA On Assignment July 19)i
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July 19, 2013 2:08 PM
The Voice of America has its very own "mockumentary"-style comedy series – “English Off the Mic.” The program, by the VOA Mandarin Service, aims to teach American English and culture to viewers in China. The show's hosts/actors Lin Yang and Michael Bond and director Chenxing Zhang invite On Assignment's Alex Villarreal to a taping and tell her all about their fun approach to an important need.

VOA Mock Reality Show Teaches Language Through Laughs (VOA On Assignment July 19)

Published July 19, 2013

The Voice of America has its very own "mockumentary"-style comedy series – “English Off the Mic.” The program, by the VOA Mandarin Service, aims to teach American English and culture to viewers in China. The show's hosts/actors Lin Yang and Michael Bond and director Chenxing Zhang invite On Assignment's Alex Villarreal to a taping and tell her all about their fun approach to an important need.

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Broadcast every Friday, On Assignment showcases the best of VOA reporting across the globe, giving front-line journalists the chance to share their experiences from the field, including some of the most challenging and dangerous trouble spots in the world. Each week, hosts Imran Siddiqui and Alex Villarreal give viewers a backstage pass to meet our reporters in the field and hear the stories behind the headlines.
 

 

On Assignment This Week:

 

"Kurdish Children Missing in Turkey"

"Smart Roads, Smarter Drivers"

"Banned in China, But Fighting Back on the We"

"The Global Plastic Pollution Problem"

 

That, plus Water Wheel Picks Up Trash, in this week's episode of On Assignment.

 

 

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