English Addicts is originally based on the works by Michel Perrin from the University of Bordeaux II. He compares the way a language is being learnt to the way a child can learn how to speak: when learning a language, listening comes before speaking.
To become proficient in a language, thousands of listening hours are required which is very much difficult either at school or college. However, the repetitive aspect of such a training is unavoidable. But to make it more interesting, Mr. Perrin suggested that the use of news items on a daily basis could foster linguistic improvements.
This is what has been developed through the implementation of English Addicts. Indeed, every day, and each time based on a different theme, an audio news item related to current events is being offered by experienced native teachers. The prime objective is to entice people to become "active" while listening.