About English-friendly Emblem
The English Friendly Emblems program aims to make services and cultural experiences available to English speakers. Offering free translation and design services to sectors like public transportation, hospitality and retail, markets and pharmacies allow English speakers to navigate the city, participate in the economy and purchase medicines more freely; activities which formerly proved forbiddingly difficult for many who cannot read or speak Chinese. Historic sites and temples also participated; allowing OEASOL representatives to inspect and assess linguistic needs, then meet those needs with English language signs, pamphlets, websites and apps. This empowers English speakers to absorb Tainan’s rich cultural heritage on a much deeper level, bridges the culture gap and promotes mutual understanding and respect.
The Criteria of English-friendly Emblem
英語友善標章是一套國際化環境建置計畫，我們會依照各業種擬定適合的標準，若該業種能提供完善的雙語化環境建置，即可申請英語友善EF(English Friendly)標章；此外除了能提供雙語化硬體環境外，若該店接待人員亦可透過英語對話，了解並回應顧客之需求，即可申請英語友善EF+(We Speak English)標章。
English-friendly Emblem Plan is a series of international environment development and installation project. We establish the different criterion for specific industries based on foreigners needs. To comply with the standard of English-friendly emblem, the private sectors need to provide bilingual signs, documents, menus or any physical items that foreigners need. Apart from that, if the receptionists also possess basic English speaking ability, it reaches the higher requirements, which is English-friendly+ (plus) emblem.
How to apply English-friendly Emblem
So far, the scope of implementation includes shops/ restaurants, bus drivers, taxi drivers, parking lots, historical sites, temples, the official tour guides, hospitals and pharmacies. Different industries will be assisted in applying for the English-friendly emblem by corresponding competent authority. If you would like to apply or give us suggestions, please contact us. (06-299-1111 ext: 7898)