第二官方語言行動計畫簡介

The Policy

計畫願景

1

讓世界走進臺南

培養臺南市民有效的國際溝通能力,讓世界看見臺南的美、認識台南的好,甚至能走進臺南,體驗珍貴的古都文化。

2

培養臺南子弟站上國際舞台

鼓勵臺南子弟能結合英語與自身專業,勇敢地站上國際舞台,與全世界的人才相互競爭,並將國外經驗帶回國內,提升下一代的國際競爭力。

3

英語讓臺南成為一流的國際化城市

期許十年後,臺南市全面雙語化。英語友善環境建置完善,市民普遍具有使用簡單英語進行日常生活溝通的能力,憑藉語言優勢,吸引外資、國際觀光客,使臺南成為亞洲觀光投資首選,打造一流的國際化城市。

 

分段目標

短程目標 3

  • 為打造友善英語環境奠定基礎
  • 為提升公私部門人員英語力奠定基礎

中程目標 6

  • 持續打造友善英語環境
  • 完成英語力提升之中程目標

長程目標 10

  • 百分百雙語化,打造友善英語環境
  • 英語力全面提升
  • 以英語為臺南市第二官方語言

 

政策推行方向

  1. 二官語政策,其整體短程目標分為三大範疇,即為「為英語友善環境奠定基礎、為提升英語力奠定基礎並積極落實雙語教育與全英語教學。」
  2. 以英語為第二官方語言,目標是「英語能力與中文能力幾乎並駕齊驅」,英語成為類母語。成人要把英語能力提升到類母語的程度,會非常辛苦,孩童學習英語則比成人容易許多。二官語十年政策是否能成功,繫於臺南市的英語教育和雙語教育是否能達成體制面的重大變革。推動英語成為臺南市第二官方語言,最終目標是讓臺南市成為雙語社會,首先需在城市中創造雙語教育環境,讓學童在學習英語最容易的階段,發展基本聽說能力。需擴展雙語學校,提供平民化的雙語教育,以達成雙語社會的目標。

 

政策推行成果

 

  • 英語友善環境奠定基礎 :
    • 政府文書資訊雙語化:八大類政府文書資訊雙語化、市政會議記錄與議會施政總報告雙語化、建立英語新聞發佈機制、英語新聞電視與廣播節目、市府社群網站雙語化、臺南市重要國際活動文宣評估、臺南市重要自治條例英譯。
    • 公共設施及公共服務雙語化:輔導公車、停車場、古蹟區、文創園區、觀光景點、醫療機構獲得英語友善標章。(English-Friendly Emblem)
    • 工商服務雙語化:輔導夜市攤商、店家、寺廟、藥局獲得英語友善標章。
    • 英語學習資源建置:臺南市民英語資源網、「我在臺南」英語日誌、臺南市政府LINE推播每週一句實用英語、市府每日英語廣播。
    • 建立英語使用平台:「各行各業說英語」生活對話、市府辦理「英語聊天室」、「外國人來洽公活動」、口說競賽、市長盃英語簡報競賽、三分鐘職場英語力競賽。
    • 建立彈性英語化檢核機制:與南台科大合作,建置Global English檢測系統。
  • 提升英語力奠定基礎 :
    • 國中小學生:國小三年級至國中三年級一週一次英語課全英語教學、國小二年級英語課皆全英語教學、英語課向下延伸至國小一年級、國小課後時間增加英語課程、開辦兩所雙語實驗小學、六所小學試辦「雙語(CLIL)教學計畫」。
    • 國中小教師:「全英語教學」教師培訓、「非英語科採英語授課」教師培訓(CLIL)。教甄變革,招考具英語能力之教師。
    • 市府暨所屬機關人員:制訂「臺南市政府提升公務人員英語能力實施計畫」、公務人力中心英語進修課程、各局處英語共學小組、各局處培養英語簡報菁英。
    • 店家與一般市民:辦理英語學習推廣活動,包括英語閱讀季、瘋棒球學英語、金牌外語役前進古都、市民學苑英語課程。為公車司機、計程車司機、店家辦理英語會話課程。
  • 推動雙語教育與全英語教學 :
    • 開辦兩所雙語實驗小學
    • 開辦六所雙語教學試辦國小
    • 國小三年級至國中三年級一週一次英語課全英語教學
    • 國小二年級英語課皆全英語教學
    • 英語課向下延伸至國小一年級
    • 「全英語教學」教師培訓
    • 「非英語科採英語授課」教師培訓(CLIL)
    • 教甄變革,招考具英語能力之教師。

Mission Statement

1

Introduce the world to Tainan

We strive to strengthen citizens’ability to communicate bilingually and connect them with a global audience. We want to make Tainan’s beauty  visible to the world and reveal the city’s cultural assets to the international community.

 

2

Bring the younger generation onto the world stage

We encourage students in Tainan to apply English in their profession and ascend proudly onto the world stage to compete with elites from all over the world. We also welcome those who are abroad to share their experience back home to enhance the competitiveness of the next generation.

 

3

English turns Tainan into an internationalized city

We hope that Tainan will completely become a bilingual city in ten years, where there would be comprehensive infrastructure for an English-friendly environment and that most citizens would be equipped with the ability to start a simple conversation in English. With a linguistic advantage, we hope to attract more foreign investment and tourists, transforming Tainan into a favored choice in terms of tourism investment.  

 

 

Goals

Short-term goals in 3 years

  • Laying the foundation for a completely bilingualized environment
  • Increasing English proficiency levels among civil servants and employees from private sectors

Mid-term goals in 6 years

  • Continue ameliorating the English-language environment within the city
  • Foster a greater boost on the current English proficiency levels among citizens

Long-term goals in 10 years

  • That a completely bilingual environment has been created and English language has been significantly popularized
  • That the English proficiency levels among citizens have reached the initial expectations of the EASOL policy
  • English is used as the second official language of Tainan city

 

The EASOL Policy

  1. The short-term goals of the EASOL policy are defined by three objectives, which are as follows: laying the foundation for a completely bilingualized environment, laying the foundation for greater English proficiency levels among citizens, and effectively conducting bilingual education and teaching-English-in-English-only  (TEEO) lessons.
  2. By adopting English as the second official language, we aim to put English proficiency on par with fluency in Chinese and popularize English usage. We also observed that children generally learn English faster and more efficiently than adults and have thus decided to put a greater emphasis on primary education. The success of the EASOL policy relies on whether revolutionary changes in bilingual education could be made to the existing system, where academic excellence is typically prioritized and subjects are taught in a standardized manner. The ultimate goal of EASOL is to establish a bilingual community within Tainan through language-learning at an early stage in education. In order to achieve this, an increased number of bilingual schools that provide understandable bilingual materials and lessons is needed.

 

Achievements

  • Bilingualize government documents and press releases: in other words, drafting bilingual documents of whole publications, partial publications, promotional items, forms, multimedia works (e.g. document templates, posts on social media, websites, and apps), meeting minutes and policy reports, city news, monthly English shows: Hot Tainan, ICRT radio program Tainan Tuesday, evaluations of major international events, and local autonomy acts.
  • Bilingualize public facilities and public services: assisting local buses, taxis, parking lots, historic sites, cultural and creative parks, tourist destinations, and hospitals in obtaining English-friendly Emblem
  • Bilingualize private sectors: assisting vendors in night markets, shop owners, restaurants, temples, and pharmacies in obtaining English-friendly Emblem
  • Setting up English-learning resources, which include establishing the Tainan City English learning website, posting bilingual entries on the Facebook page“At Tainan,”sending useful phrases in English in the city’s Line group -- of which more than a million citizens are members -- on a weekly basis, and implementing English radio programs for civil servants
  • Establishing platforms for English usage, which include daily conversations for all professions, English chat rooms within the city hall, interactive activities with foreign visitors, oral competitions, Mayor’s Cup English Presentation Competition, and 3-Minute Business Talk in English Competition.
  • Developing a more flexible system of evaluations for English proficiency: OEASOL cooperated with Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST) to develop a global English testing system
  • Requiring that there is at least one period dedicated to TEEO per week for students from third to ninth grade and that English lessons among second graders are taught in English only; that primary schools start providing English classes to first graders and after-school English sessions to all students. Two bilingual experimental elementary schools will also be established; another six elementary schools will be conducting the CLIL program.
  • Conducting programs for teachers in primary schools and secondary schools that will provide training sessions and workshops specifically for TEEO and CLIL; fostering changes in the qualifications and recruitment requirements for teachers, who now have to be more fluent in English.
  • Implementing the Tainan City Government Civil Servant English Proficiency Enhancement Program and Civil Service Development Institute English Classes; creating English study groups and providing oral presentation training for all bureaus and departments.
  • Promoting English-learning among local businesses and citizens through various  events, including Tainan English Reading Festival, Learning English through Baseball, Golden SMS Event, English classes in civil schools, and English training programs for bus drivers, taxi drivers, and shop owners.
 
  • Goals in expanding bilingual education and TEEO :
    • Establishing two bilingual experimental elementary schools
    • Implementing CLIL in six elementary schools
    • To have TEEO once in a week among students from third to ninth grade
    • To have TEEO among all second-graders
    • To start providing English classes to first-graders
    • To provide training sessions for teachers who will teach with CLIL
    • To change the recruitment requirements for teachers, who now have to be more fluent in English