全亞洲首例免費多益普及測驗即將登場 富樂夢捐贈文具組為臺南市民加油打氣Flomo Foundation Donates Free Stationery for TOEIC Bridge Test Takers

2018-05-17

台南市政府推動英語為第二官方語言政策,鼓勵民眾提升日常英語溝通能力,將英語學習融入生活,今年獲「多益普及英語測驗(TOEIC Bridge)」提供1500個名額讓台南市民免費報考,消息一出,免費額度瞬間秒殺。多益普及測驗即將於5月24,25,26日進行,長期贊助市府第二官方語言政策的富樂夢基金會慨然贊助全部參試者精美的「文昌文具組」,並於17日前往台灣首廟天壇(天公廟)為文具組進行過爐祈福,期盼在玉皇大帝、文昌帝君庇佑下,考生都能高分通過。

  富樂夢基金會陸續捐贈現金兩千萬予臺南市政府推動二官語政策,並與市府合作、招募具備英語專長的大學生,透過「英語樂學坊」專業培訓,建立英語人才資料庫。而富樂夢教育基金會「夢想起飛」免費英語課輔專案推動已進入第7年,約5000名經濟弱勢或偏鄉學生受惠,今年再與19所小學簽約推動英語免費課輔專案。富樂夢基金會沈坤照董事長表示,多益普及測驗免費贊助案讓他很欣慰,樂見更多資源共同挹注、協助台南市推動二官語政策,造福下一代。因此,沈坤照董事長特別贊助文昌文具組1500份,為參與此次測驗的臺南市民加油打氣!該文具組與市府民政局合作開發,包含2B「籤筆」與「籤詩橡皮擦」,饒具臺南廟宇文化特色,每位參加測驗的民眾皆可獲得。

為了讓文具組在神明「加持」下發揮神威,富樂夢副董事長沈青縈還特別前往首廟天壇(天公廟)過爐祈福,再轉交予市府兼任二官辦主任的李賢衛副秘書長,預祝考試圓滿順利。

   沈青縈表示,富樂夢教育基金會二年前率先捐助二官辦,拋磚引玉下,引起廣大迴響,像ETS臺灣總代理忠欣公司贊助多益普及英語測驗、空中英語教室贊助100萬組免費APP學習資源,以及知名線上英語平台Voicetube協助提昇企業英語力,皆是非常有意義的成果。期待在產官學共同合作下,臺南市民英語力能夠向上提昇、邁向國際舞台。

 

   李賢衛副秘書長表示,多益普及測驗是為英語初學者及中級者設計的測驗,民眾能夠了解自己的英語程度,藉以評估、調整學習狀況。從報考熱烈的狀況來看,全民學英語的風氣已逐漸形成。

The Tainan City Government launched the policy to promote English as the second official language to encourage residents to upgrade their everyday English communication skills and incorporate the study of English into their daily lives. This year, it provided 1,500 residents with the opportunity to take the TOEIC Bridge test for free. The slots were filled as soon as the news was announced. The test will be held on May 24, 25, and 26. The FLOMO Education Foundation, a long-time supporter of the city government’s policy to promote English as the second official language, has generously offered to provide all test takers with free stationery sets. On May 17, a foundation representative went to Tiantan Tiangong Temple to offer incense and pray for blessings for the stationery set with the expectation that the Jade Emperor and Wenchang Dijun will bless test takers and help them achieve high scores.

 

The FLOMO Education Foundation has also donated a total of NT$20 million in cash to the Tainan City Government to help promote the English as the second official language policy. It collaborates with the municipal government to recruit college students with English proficiency and train them through the “Fun English Program” in order to establish a database of English-speaking talents. The foundation’s “Dream High” free English tutoring project is now in its seventh year, and 5,000 economically disadvantaged or rural students have benefitted. This year, it signed agreements with 19 additional elementary schools to promote the free English tutoring project. FLOMO Education Foundation Chairperson Flomo Shen said he is very pleased with the TOEIC Bridge test sponsorship project, as he is happy to see the contribution of additional resources to assist the city in promoting its English as the second official language policy, benefitting the next generation. Shen therefore specially provided 1,500 stationery sets to boost the morale of the 1,500 test takers. The stationery set was jointly developed with the Bureau of Civil Affairs, and comprises lottery poetry-themed 2B pencils and erasers that incorporate the cultural characteristics of Tainan’s temples. The set will be offered to all test takers.

 

FLOMO Vice Chairperson Shen Qing-ying specially made a trip to Tiantan Tiangong Temple to make offerings and obtain the blessings of the deities for the stationery set before presenting it to Tainan City Government Deputy Secretary-General and Office of English as the Second Official Language (OEASOL) Director Lee Hsien-wei. She offered her best wishes for the test to go off without a hitch.

 

Shen Qing-ying said the FLOMO Education Foundation took the initiative to make a donation to the OEASOL two years ago, hoping to get the ball rolling and start a chain reaction. Chun Shin Limited, ETS’ representative in Taiwan, subsequently sponsored TOEIC Bridge tests, while Studio Classroom sponsored one million free study apps, and online English-learning platform VoiceTube helped to improve corporate English proficiency. All of these are extremely significant achievements. It is hoped the collaboration of industry, government, and academia will allow Tainan residents to continue to improve their English abilities as well as make the city more international.

 

Lee said the TOEIC Bridge test is designed for beginning to intermediate English learners, and people can use the test to gauge their English proficiency and thereby assess and adjust learning methods. Judging by the enthusiastic registration for the test, it is clear that the English-friendly environment sought by the OEASOL is already taking shape.