Newswise is an English reading comprehension programme based on current events, with much emphasis on extending vocabulary. Newswise is a follow up on the successful Dutch reading programme Nieuwsbegrip, which is used in more than 6,000 Dutch schools. Newswise comes out once a fortnight and contains a news text plus assignments. The Newswise texts are based on authentic sources and are written at three CEF levels: A1, A2 and B1. The language used in Newswise is English.