南市府二官辦有請超級偶像--粉紅豬小妹(Peppa Pig)、YouTuber 阿滴&滴妹擔任英語推廣大使,2018英語閱讀季活動7月開跑!OEASOL to kick off the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival with Peppa Pig & Ray and Crown Du in Jul

2018-06-13

臺南市政府刻正緊鑼密鼓籌辦「2018臺南市英語閱讀季」,據主辦單位臺南市政府第二官方語言辦公室(簡稱二官辦)指出,今年破天荒請來兒童界的巨星-「粉紅豬小妹」(Peppa Pig佩佩豬)、以及青少年的超級偶像-YouTuber阿滴、滴妹擔任英語推廣大使,期待藉由偶像的影響力,帶動臺南市英語學習風氣!

 二官辦指出,感謝英國企鵝藍燈書屋(Penguin Random House)大力支持。2016年臺南市英語閱讀季由企鵝藍燈書屋免費贊助小兔彼得(Peter Rabbit)圖像權,深受小朋友歡迎,成功帶動臺南市英語學習的風氣,讓親子都能享受英語閱讀的樂趣!今年則由「粉紅豬小妹」(Peppa Pig佩佩豬)接棒,要繼續帶著臺南的大朋友、小朋友,在「歡樂英語派對」一起「玩」英語!

因電視節目播出,粉紅豬小妹在臺灣廣受小朋友喜愛,是兒童界的超級天王。市府二官辦特別商請佩佩豬擔任推廣大使,期待為學齡前、國小階段的兒童英語力扎根,由可愛、俏皮佩佩豬來告訴小朋友還有爸爸媽媽們,如何善用YouTube、網路資源、免費電子書,在生活中營造英語學習環境,隨時隨地聽英語、學英語、玩英語!二官辦將推出以佩佩豬與其家人、朋友為主視覺的「2018臺南市英語閱讀季-粉紅豬小妹歡樂英語派對」閱讀護照,閱讀護照預計發行7萬4千本,免費提供給國小學童,鼓勵小朋友好好利用暑假「玩」英語!

除了佩佩豬擔任代言人,「2018臺南市英語閱讀季」還邀請人氣超旺、YouTube粉絲超過百萬、全臺最大英語學習YouTube頻道創辦人阿滴,來分享學好英語的秘訣!二官辦指出,由於今年閱讀季執行單位為敦煌書局,而阿滴滴妹為敦煌書局的年度代言人,因此市府才能有機會請到他們來擔任英語推廣大使!

二官辦指出,近期若是市民朋友街頭捕獲野生阿滴、滴妹,不要懷疑,就是他們!為了幫助臺南市民學英文而來的!阿滴、滴妹近期將走訪臺南,推出一支「臺南味」的幽默英語學習影片。此外,阿滴將親自開講,7月28日在許石音樂圖書館辦理講座,精彩可期!二官辦表示,更多2018臺南市英語閱讀季內容將陸續公告。

The Tainan City Government is now in intense preparation for the opening of the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival. The organizer of the event, Office of English as the Second Official Language of Tainan City Government (OEASOL), was excited to announce that they have invited kids’ favorite cartoon character, Peppa Pig, and popular YouTubers, Ray Du and Crown Du, to help promote the festival this year. As Peppa Pig and the Dus have significant influence and popularity among young people, OEASOL hopes to create a more passionate English-learning environment with their assistance.

    OEASOL distinctively expressed their gratitude to Penguin Random House (abbreviated as PRH in this article) for its support. In 2016 PRH granted the Tainan Reading Festival portrait rights of Peter Rabbit for free, enabling OEASOL to successfully garner attention from children, who were motivated to engage in English-reading activities. This year, it’s Peppa Pig turn to take the lead and throw a wonderful English-learning party with parents and students in Tainan! OEASOL also commissioned Caves Books, one of Taiwan’s most prestigious English bookstores, to help organize festival events.

    Ever since the Peppa Pig cartoon series were broadcasted in Taiwan, Peppa has been the biggest rock star among children and therefore an ideal candidate for promoting English learning in the eyes of OEASOL. The organizers of the event expressed that they especially encourage parents of pre-school and elementary school students to utilize online resources such as YouTube and free E-books to make English learning a habit and convenient; OEASOL’s ultimate goal is to make listening to English, learning English, and enjoying English part of citizens’ daily lives. To encourage participation in Peppa’s English Reading Party, OEASOL will publish and distribute 74,000 free “reading passports” with illustrations of Peppa and her family and friends to all elementary schools students in Tainan. In doing so, OEASOL wishes to make every student’s summer break fruitful and fulfilling.

    In addition to Peppa Pig, Ray Du and Crown Du, who currently run the biggest English-learning YouTube Channel in Taiwan that has more than 1 million subscribers, will be joining the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival to share with us the tips to learn English. OEASOL indicated that had it not been Caves Books, whose endorsers happen to be Ray and Crown this year, they would probably never have the opportunity to have the two beloved YouTubers at the Festival.

    OEASOL also jokingly urges all citizens to beware of Ray and Crown Du, whom they are likely to spot on streets in the next few weeks. Yes, it’s Ray and Crown and they are here to help you with English! Ray and Crown will be visiting Tainan to film an English-learning video that would give off a “Tainan vibe” very soon. Ray will also give two lectures at Xu Shi Music Library on July 28th. More information about the 2018 Tainan English Festival will be released later, so please stay tuned!