SMS Golden Generation - Interpreting the world
The Office of English as the Second Official Language (OESOL) of Tainan City Government recruits 16 substitute military service (SMS) draftees specialized in English to organize “SMS Golden Generation- Interpreting the world”. Lasting from June 1st to June 3rd, passionate draftees will go deep into remote areas of Tainan to share not only their experience in studying and living abroad, but also tips on English-learning to encourage students to bear “sky is the limit” in mind.
Chairperson of OESOL stated that alternative service draftees usually wait to be assigned to tasks; however, Alex Wu, the draftee serving in OESOL stays very proactive. Having been invited to Taitung to share experience in English-learning, now Wu proposed to organize this event in Tainan, where he expected to stimulate high school students to sophisticate English proficiency to broaden their own horizons.
This event gathers SMS draftees from around Taiwan, and all of them are have various expertise including economics, accounting, medical science, biology, actuarial, photo-electricity, civil, and electrical engineering. Most of all, these 16 SMS draftees cover all aspects from activity organization, films shooting and editing, to promotional poster design by themselves.
Alex Wu mentioned that his companions are very enthusiastic. In the last two months of their term in service, they decided to share what they have been through abroad. For example, a draftee with PhD degree of John Hopkins University will elaborate on the topic of “Speaking English = A Global Perspective?”; another draftee will describe how it feels like to a Chinese actor in the US; and another draftee who had studied in South Africa will illustrate what Africa is really like after being there in person. In addition, a draftee well-experienced in starting up new business who holds both NTU and EU MSc degree in photo-electricity will share his knowhow of founding startups. Besides above-mentioned topics, other scheduled speeches are also fascinating and inspiring.