營造英語學習風氣 「臺南一起讀、投稿拿iPad」吸引零歲到88歲的投稿者 今舉行頒獎典禮English book review contest attracts over 1000 entries. Award ceremony held today.

2018-11-01

    由臺南市政府第二官方語言辦公室(簡稱二官辦)與敦煌書局首度舉辦的「臺南一起讀、投稿拿iPad」英語閱讀心得分享活動,短短三個月的時間,吸引了1358份心得投稿,參加的投稿者涵蓋各年齡層,甚至有88歲的銀髮族熱情參與。其中以國小組最踴躍,投稿件高達近7成,和順國小、億載國小、勝利國小學生的投稿數量為全臺南市的前三名。主辦單位分別根據投稿數及點讚數選出前10名「勤讀書蟲獎」及前20名「人氣書蟲獎」得主,另特別增設1名「市府員工特別獎」,於今(1)日在永華市政中心舉行頒獎典禮。

    二官辦主任兼臺南市政府副秘書長李賢衛在致詞中表示,今年英語閱讀季一系列精采豐富的活動,包括英語故事屋、名人親子講座、英語戲劇表演以及英語閱讀心得分享活動,都獲得市民熱烈的迴響,足見台南市民對英語學習充滿高度熱忱。

    獲得「勤讀書蟲獎」第一名的田懿寧小妹妹總共投稿97件閱讀心得,是本次活動投稿最多的參賽者。評審認為她的閱讀心得雖然字句簡單,但充分展現了孩子特有的純真。加上投稿量大,特別給予獎勵,鼓勵其保持閱讀好習慣。

    就讀新營國小三年級的沈同學獲得「人氣書蟲獎」第一名,她的閱讀心得「傑克與魔豆」獲得超過1萬5千個點讚數,以細膩的畫作生動描繪出故事中傑克被巨人追趕的驚險畫面。沈同學從四歲開始每天閱讀英文書、搭配錄音檔,現在就連短篇小說都可以讀得津津有味。同樣獲得「人氣書蟲獎」的復興國小鄔同學點讚數約1萬4千個,她表示,從幼稚園開始即養成閱讀英文書的習慣,想藉由英語閱讀心得活動,與大家分享她所喜愛的故事書。

    「勤讀書蟲獎」、「人氣書蟲獎」以及「市府員工特別獎」三個獎項外,另外還有「臺南愛閱獎」,只要有投稿的台南市民皆有抽獎資格,獎品包括新款iPad、行李箱、繪本套書…等好禮,得獎名單已於10/26 (五) 公佈於「臺南市英語閱讀季活動網站」以及市府二官辦官網,可供民眾上網查詢。

    市府二官辦表示,臺南市英語閱讀季即將邁入尾聲,活動網站上各種免費英語資源十分豐富,「英語學習資源」專區介紹國、內外各大英語學習網,包含上百本牛津兒童電子書,以及不同程度的聽力測驗,皆可免費使用!免費使用期限至今年12月31日,請民眾把握機會、多加利用!

臺南市英語閱讀季活動網站 http://www.tainanlovesreading.com.tw/

「臺南愛閱獎」得獎名單
 

 

The first edition of the “English Book Review Contest” jointly organized the Tainan City Government’s Office of English as the Second Official Language (OEASOL) and Caves Bookstore received 1,358 submissions in just three months’ time. The contributors were of all ages, and there was even a submission from an 88-year-old! The elementary school category received the highest number of reviews, accounting for nearly 70 percent of all submissions. Heshun Elementary School, Yizai Elementary School, and Shengli Elementary School were the elementary schools with the highest number of submissions. The top 10 contributors in terms of the number of entries received the “Dedicated Bookworm Award,” and the 20 reviews that received the most number of likes were awarded the “People’s Choice Bookworm Award.” The organizer also specially created the “City Employee Special Award,” which had one winner. The awards ceremony was held today (Nov. 1) at Yonghua Civic Center.

 

In his speech, Tainan City Government Deputy Secretary-General and OEASOL Director Lee Hsien-wei said this year’s Tainan English Reading Festival was composed of a series of exciting and interesting activities, including Peppa Pig’s Story Time, Celebrity Lectures on English Learning, ArtSpot Educational Theatre, and the English Book Review Contest. All received wide public acclaim, and this response showed how enthusiastic Tainan residents are to learn English.

 

Tian Yi-ning finished first in the ranking for the “Dedicated Bookworm Award” by contributing 97 book reviews, the highest number out of all contributors. The judges said that although her writing was quite simple, the reviews fully demonstrated the unaffected nature of children. As Tian also submitted a high number of reviews, they decided to reward her, thereby encouraging her to maintain her good reading habit.

 

A Xinying Elementary School third grader surnamed Shen finished first in the ranking for the “People’s Choice Bookworm Award.” Her review of “Jack and the Beanstalk” received over 15,000 likes for its meticulous and vivid description of the thrilling scene where the giant chases Jack. She began reading English books on a daily basis starting at the age of four and also listened to audiobooks. She can now even read short stories with ease. A Fuxing Elementary School student surnamed Wu was also a recipient of the “People’s Choice Bookworm Award” after her review garnered 14,000 likes. She said she developed the habit of reading English books in kindergarten, and wanted to share her favorite books with everyone through the English Book Review Contest.

 

In addition to the aforementioned three awards – the “Dedicated Bookworm Award,” “People’s Choice Bookworm Award,” and “City Employee Special Award” – there was also the “Tainan Loves Reading Award.” Any resident who submitted a review was eligible to participate in a prize draw. The prizes included the latest model iPad, suitcases, and picture book series. The list of winners was published on Oct. 26 (Friday) on the “Tainan English Reading Festival” website and OEASOL website for the reference of residents.

 

The OEASOL said the Tainan English Reading Festival is ending shortly. It reminded the public that the festival’s website offers a wealth of free English study resources. The special “English study resources” zone has a list of large online domestic and foreign English-learning platforms, as well as hundreds of Oxford children’s e-books and listening tests of differing levels. These resources can be used for free until Dec. 31, and residents are encouraged to make good use of this singular opportunity.

 

Tainan English Reading Festival’s website: http://www.tainanlovesreading.com.tw/

 

List of “Tainan Loves Reading Award” winners