支持二官語政策 空英送百萬市民免費學英語APP大禮Studio Classroom Offers Tainan Citizens Hot Words App for free

2017-11-01

推動英語為第二官方語言是台南市政府重要政策之一,空中英語教室創辦人彭蒙惠博士特別捐贈本市市價達9千萬,共100萬組免費序號的「哈單字Hot Words App」,以行動支持台南第二官方語言政策。今(31)日於永華市政中心舉辦「哈單字APP致贈暨頒發感謝狀」記者會,代理市長李孟諺鼓勵市民透過輕鬆方便的管道學英語,並把握機會、踴躍下載哈單字APP。

李代理市長表示,市府希望建立學習平台、提供豐富多元的學習資源,以鼓勵市民學英語,下載哈單字APP就能透過手機隨時隨地學英語,他也鼓勵學生從根基開始學習英語,提升未來國際競爭力,並感謝空中英語教室捐贈100萬組免費序號,總市價達9千萬元,目前已有上萬市民下載使用。

李代理市長特別頒發感謝狀予彭蒙惠博士,感謝博士自賴清德院長擔任市長期間,就一直支持市府推動第二官方語言政策,並擔任第二官方語言政策推動委員會的成員,給予許多建言和協助。

彭蒙惠博士表示,有些人認為學習需要耗費許多時間與精力,就放棄更多學習的機會,但哈單字App內容簡短,不用花費很多時間,就能輕鬆學習英語。一向致力於英文教學的彭博士說,台南市政府提供許多英語學習資源,但如果市民們不去看、不去學習,就不會有所進步。她鼓勵所有人再學習,無論是學習語言或是做人處事,都要持續學習,不要放棄,「Use it,or lose it.」。

市府也特別邀請無米樂紀錄片主角崑濱伯擔任宣傳活動代言人,彰顯學習不分年齡,阿公阿嬤可以和孫兒一起學。今日記者會中,安南國中兩位學生從「哈單字」APP中,挑選單字編劇並演出幽默英語劇,以感謝彭蒙惠博士對台南的貢獻,還巧妙用rice這個單字串進崑濱伯學英文的「好樣」,展現用手機學英文的親民及便利性。

「哈單字APP」免費序號即日起至12月底,皆可透過台南市政府官網獲得序號,提供台南市民免費學習英語。市府已完成技術整合,並製作下載與使用的簡易說明,方便各年齡層市民使用。

To support Tainan City Government’s English as the Second Official Language Program (ESOL), Studio Classroom founder Dr. Doris Brougham gave Tainan City a great gift which allows a million citizens to learn English vocabulary for free from October to December through a mobile app developed by Studio Classroom.

     Dr. Brougham has been a member of the ESOL Promotion Committee since 2015 when Premier William Lai was still the mayor of Tainan City. Early this year, Studio Classroom and Tainan City Government signed the memorandum of understanding and vowed to promote English in Tainan together.

     This August, Studio Classroom announced that it will offer a 3-month free trial of its Hot Words App for a million Tainan citizens, hoping to encourage more people to learn English. From Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st, Tainan citizens may go to the Tainan English Resource Website (englishresource.tainan.gov.tw) to claim the free-trial code and download the app.

     Tainan City Government said that it hopes that more and more private organizations can join the government to promote English in Tainan. If the overall English proficiency of Tainan citizens can be enhanced, the city will also be more competitive and visible in the international society. Office of English as the Second Official Language (OESOL) pointed out that Studio Classroom and other organizations such as local universities have been very supportive of this program, and Hot Words App will be useful for citizens who are interested in learning English.

     Dr. Brougham said that she always believes that learning English can be fun. Hot Words App has various functions which allow learners not only to learn vocabulary but to test their own proficiency. Tainan City Government and Studio Classroom hope that Tainan citizens can have fun learning English with this App.