「2018臺南市英語閱讀季」未演先轟動!媽媽群組瘋傳報名網址,市府二官辦趕緊提早曝光活動內容2018 Tainan English Reading Festival sparks excitement among parents

2018-06-20

臺南市政府第二官方語言辦公室(簡稱二官辦)主辦的「瘋英語、愛閱讀-2018臺南市英語閱讀季」即將於7月1日登場,然而相關活動內容尚未正式對外公佈,子活動「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」就已經在媽媽Line群組中瘋傳,超過3000人搶先報名,主辦單位「驚呆了」,趕緊正式公告活動內容。

二官辦表示,自從對外宣佈今年的英語閱讀季由兒童界巨星「粉紅豬小妹」(Peppa Pig佩佩豬)以及擁百萬粉絲的YouTuber阿滴、滴妹,擔任活動代言人及推廣大使之後,民眾洽詢電話不斷,而線上報名系統上更湧入大量報名者,因相關活動訊息尚未正式對外公佈,二官辦同仁相當困惑「民眾如何得知報名網址?」,一問之下,才知道,神通廣大的媽媽透過孤狗大神(google)找到BeClass線上報名系統,將「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」報名網址在媽媽Line群組中分享,因此才造成民眾搶先報名。二官辦「驚呆了」直說臺南的媽媽們真的「瘋英語、愛閱讀」,趕緊將原計於6月28日正式記者會上公佈的活動內容,提早曝光。以免其他民眾得知訊息後,上網報名卻發現早已額滿。

「2018臺南市英語閱讀季」由臺南在地企業「富樂夢教育基金會」沈坤照董事長全額贊助,臺灣外文書店第一品牌的敦煌書局與市府二官辦合作執行。自七月起陸續推出40場英語故事饗宴「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」,邀請國內外專業講師大展身手說英語故事;另外,還有針對爸爸媽媽設計的「名人親子英語講座」,共8場,由知名親子英語專家分享如何教孩子學英文,現場還有抽獎活動!而喜歡「阿滴英語」的青少年朋友,絕對不要錯過7月28日阿滴親自開講的「新世代英語講座」,限定2場。

為了英語學習更活潑有趣,更有「英語教育戲劇表演」,由來自美國的ArtSpot劇團帶來4場全英語《榮耀埃及:女王的誕生》舞台劇,臺南市民可免費參加,不用出國就能享受微型百老匯的專業英語劇團演出。

除了實體的活動,在兒童英語教材及英文教學叢書方面相當專業的敦煌書局,特別於閱讀季官網上規劃「國際英語學習資源大集合」,蒐集好用的免費線上英語學習資源,包括知名的Oxford Bookworms經典讀本系列、Oxford Owl電子書資源網、Tina & Friends系列讀本音檔,敦煌書局行銷企劃部經理陳郁菁表示,「敦煌書局傾全公司之力,將六十幾年來在英語教學教材的資源都用上了!好康大放送!」

為了讓家長及小朋友善用這些免費英語學習資源,二官辦特別印製了7萬多本閱讀護照,發送給臺南市國小學生,介紹以上資源的使用方式。此外,閱讀季也首度舉辦「臺南一起讀、投稿拿iPad」英語閱讀心得分享活動,鼓勵市民分享閱讀一本英文書的心得,只要上網回答幾個簡單的問題,就有機會抽中iPad、行李箱、迷你印相機、英語繪本套組等百項精美獎品。敦煌書局、香草集等也額外贊助許多今獎品,讓臺南市民「讀」得大獎!讀越多、獲獎機會越高。

「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」和「名人親子英語講座」報名活動已經開始,歡迎家長和學童把握機會,報名網址:

 

Information about an event at the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival, held by the Office of English as the Second Official Language of Tainan City Government (OEASOL), has gone viral among parents’ Line groups before the official opening on July 1st. OEASOL announced that more than 3000 people have registered to participate in Peppa Pig’s Story Time, prompting them to reveal the activities ahead of schedule.

OEASOL stated that they have received numerous calls inquiring about the main guests of this year’s English Reading Festival -- children’s rock star Peppa Pig and popular YouTubers Ray and Crown Du. A massive amount of online registration crushed the system, which supposedly was not accessible to the public and hence confused staff in OEASOL: how did citizens do it? They would later realize that it was all due to the power of Google and Line: it took just a few keywords for the excited parents to find the BeClass website and a simple step of  copy-and-paste in chat rooms to spread the information to hundreds of other people who are equally interested. The overwhelming responses delighted OEASOL, who thus announced more details about the festival that would originally be released on June 28th.

The 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival is funded by local business Flomo Education Foundation and operated by Caves Books and OEASOL. Starting from Peppa Pig’s Story House in July, there will be 40 English story-telling events featuring professional lecturers and 8 English-speaking forums for parents and children that are hosted by experts in English education for youths. All of these activities are followed by a lucky draw. OEASOL did not leave young adults’ favourite out: Ray Du will also be giving two special lectures on the topic of English for the new generation, the first one scheduled on July 28th.

In order to make English learning more interesting and attractive, OEASOL also included plays in the English Reading Festival, inviting the American theater company ArtSpot to perform CLEOPATRA, The Adventure of a Princess on stage in English. The admission will be free; all citizens are welcome to enjoy an experience of professional English education theater that combines musical theatre, physical comedy, and meaningful stories.

In addition to the planned activities, Caves Books prepared a variety of useful English-learning resources that will soon be uploaded on the official website of the English Reading Festival, which include the Oxford Bookworms classics, Oxford Owl ebooks, Tina & Friends audio books, and more. Tina Chen, the marketing manager of Caves Books, said that Caves Books has tried its best to provide all the English-learning materials that they have collected for the past 60 years. “It’s like a grand giveaway!” Chen added.

OEASOL will also be distributing more than 70,000 reading passports with instructions on how to utilize the aforementioned resources among elementary school students for free.  Furthermore, the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival will be holding its first-ever English reading reports competition; OEASOL encourages all citizens to submit a reading report of an English book in either Chinese or English and answer a few questions online to enter a lottery draw of prizes that include iPad, luggage cases, mini cameras, and English picture books collections. Read to get the gifts! The more you read, the bigger the chance you will earn the prizes.

The registration for Peppa Pig’s Story Time and Celebrity Lectures on English Learning is now open. Please refer to the following addresses for more information:

Peppa Pig’s Story Time (July) - https://goo.gl/Nr3c2A

Peppa Pig’s Story Time (August) - https://goo.gl/XB7hmW

Celebrity Lectures on English Learning - https://goo.gl/dfrqxa

The official website for 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival will open on July 1st. All citizens are welcome to use the abundant resources for English learning online.