捕獲野生阿滴滴妹!「臺南一日遊」實測臺南雙語店家英文實力Youtubers Ray and Crown Du put the English proficiency of local shops at Tainan to the test

2018-07-11

全臺訂閱人數最多的英語學習YouTuber阿滴和滴妹,擔任2018臺南市英語閱讀季的宣傳大使,兄妹倆日前親臨臺南拍攝閱讀季代言影片。聽聞臺南市政府在正推廣英語友善環境,阿滴和滴妹還特地扮演外國觀光客,實測雙語店家英語力。其中一個店長的英文好到讓阿滴「傻眼」。想知道哪位店長的英文這麼厲害?主辦單位臺南市政府二官辦請民眾7月12日晚上九點鎖定阿滴英語YouTube頻道,答案即將揭曉!

    臺南市政府二官辦請來知名網紅阿滴、滴妹擔任「2018臺南市英語閱讀季」活動代言人,鼓勵臺南市「全民學英語運動」。阿滴、滴妹到臺南一日遊,嘗試「只用英文是否能夠玩遍臺南?」兩人在街頭實測了7個臺南雙語店家,包括吳萬春蜜餞、久必大眼鏡行、度小月擔仔麵、歐多賣電能車、Doro多肉植物、安平小舖、炸雞洋行。阿滴、滴妹表示,「臺南雙語店家的英語『真的還不錯』,鼓勵大家可以帶外國朋友來臺南玩」。影片拍攝適逢暑假,幸運地巧遇野生阿滴滴妹的青少年朋友,興奮之情溢於言表。

    除了實測雙語店家英語力,阿滴、滴妹還試吃當紅的「神級點心」-成功洋芋片,並教大家「化應子」、「蝦餅」等臺南美食的英文怎麼說。不吃香菜的滴妹更告訴大家「如何點擔仔麵不加香菜」。影片生動有趣,除了行銷臺南觀光文化與美食,還融入英語教學。

    市府二官辦表示,阿滴滴妹除了拍攝代言影片,還參加「臺南一起讀、投稿拿iPad」英語閱讀心得分享活動,親自寫閱讀心得,示範如何投稿拿大獎。阿滴推薦的英文書是探討社群媒體的Crushing It!,滴妹則推薦科幻小說Red Rising。即日起,臺南市民只要到「2018臺南市英語閱讀季」官網上投稿,即有機會抽中iPad、行李箱等上百項精美好禮,市府二官辦鼓勵市民邀請身邊家人、朋友一起閱讀英文書籍,讀越多、中獎機率越大!

    想親自看見阿滴本尊的青少年朋友們,則可參加7月28日於許石音樂圖書館辦理的「YouTuber阿滴新世代英語講座」,限定兩場,現場還可抽限量「阿滴英文」特刊及滴妹簽名提袋,名額有限,市府二官辦呼籲市民朋友手刀快跑、搶報名去囉!

YouTuber阿滴新世代英語講座http://www.tainanlovesreading.com.tw/event/rd_lecture/

Ray Du and Crown Du, the duo behind the English-learning YouTube channel with the highest number of subscribers in Taiwan, are serving as spokespersons for the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival. The brother and sister pair recently traveled to Tainan to film a promotional video for the festival. After hearing about the Tainan City Government’s efforts to promote an English-friendly environment, they offered to assume the role of foreign tourists and put the English proficiency of English-friendly local shops to the test. The English abilities of one store manager were so good that Ray Du was left “flabbergasted.” Are you curious about whom this store manager is? The Tainan City Government’s Office of English as the Second Official Language (OEASOL), the festival’s organizer, invites everyone to stay tuned to Ray Du’s YouTube channel. The answer will be revealed at 9 p.m. on July 12.

The OEASOL invited Internet celebrities Ray Du and Crown Du to serve as activity spokespersons for the “2018 Tainan English Reading Festival” and join the “all Tainan residents learn English campaign.” The duo traveled to Tainan for one day to see if “they could visit all of Tainan using only English.” They put seven bilingual shops to the test, including Wu Wan Chun Candied Fruits Store, Mi727 Optical Company, Du Hsiao Yueh Restaurant, Oodo Bike Rental, Doro Succulents, Anping Shop, and Chicken House. Ray Du and Crown Du said, “The English abilities of Tainan’s bilingual shops are really quite good. Everyone should bring their foreign friends to visit Tainan.” As the filming of the video happened to take place during the summer vacation period, some young fans were left elated by the unexpected celebrity sighting.

In addition to testing the English proficiency of bilingual shops, Ray Du and Crown Du also sampled Cheng Gong Potato Chips from the popular “snacks of the gods” line, and taught everyone how to say the terms for famous Tainan delicacies such as “dried pitted plums” and “shrimp crackers” in English. Crown Du, who doesn’t eat cilantro, also explained “how to order Danzai noodles without cilantro.” The video is vibrant and fun, and teaches English while promoting Tainan’s tourism, culture, and delicacies.

The OEASOL says in addition to shooting this promotional video, Ray Du and Crown Du also joined the “English Book Review Contest” by writing their own book reviews and demonstrating how to submit reviews for the chance to win prizes. Ray Du’s English book recommendation was “Crushing It!,” which explores social media, while Crown Du recommended the science fiction novel “Red Rising.” Tainan residents can submit their own reviews via the “2018 Tainan English Reading Festival” official website for the chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes including iPads and suitcases. The OEASOL encourages residents to invite their family members and friends to read English books together. The more entries that are submitted, the higher the chances of winning a prize!

Those wising to see Ray Du in person can register for “Ray Du’s Special Lectures.” Two sessions are scheduled for July 28 at Xushi Music Library. There will be prize draws for limited special edition “Ray Du English” magazines and totes autographed by Crown Du. The number of spaces is limited, so the OEASOL urges people to make haste and register!

Official website of the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival: http://www.tainanlovesreading.com.tw

Website of the “English Book Review Contest”: http://bookreview.tainanlovesreading.com.tw/Info.aspx

Ray Du’s Special Lectures: http://www.tainanlovesreading.com.tw/event/rd_lecture/