2019臺南市英語閱讀季正式開跑!闖關集點換好禮 全民一起瘋英語2019 Tainan Reading Festival Is Officially Launched

2019-07-01

每年暑假期間,臺南市政府推出的英語相關活動深受民眾歡迎。今(108)年配合SCHOLASTIC所贊助的英語電子書,市府特別推出「2019臺南市英語閱讀季」活動,針對不同族群,規劃一系列闖關集點活動,期能鼓勵市民朋友多閱讀,妥善運用寶貴英語資源。臺南市長黃偉哲今(1)日與贊助企業、貴賓一起為閱讀季揭開序幕。黃偉哲市長鼓勵民眾多多參與,除了自我提昇英語力,還能獲得好禮!全民一起瘋英語!
 
黃偉哲市長表示,2019年英語閱讀季規模比往年更大、參與的族群更廣,包含五大子活動「英語故事屋」、「名人英語講座」、「線上英文闖關」、「創意投稿活動」、「英語魔法校車」。不僅規劃了上百場英語說故事活動、將其拓展到台南市35個行政區,還辦理8場親子英語活動,以及邀請國際知名繪本大師來臺南分享。跨越各年齡層,包含幼稚園、國小、國高中、大學、成人都可找到適合的活動!
曾任金馬獎主持人的劉傑中,因英語流利,受邀擔任閱讀季的推廣大使;而全球知名的繪本「Clifford大紅狗」,擔任國小組的代言偶像;改編成好萊塢賣座電影的知名小說-「飢餓遊戲」則擔任國高中及成人組的代言偶像。記者會由劉傑中擔任主持人,而真人大小的大紅狗、由Cosplay玩家裝扮成的「飢餓遊戲」男女主角凱妮絲和比德,也共同登場、公開亮相。
 
黃偉哲市長感謝各界熱情的支持、提供英語閱讀季各項資源。包含富樂夢教育基金會以及台灣中油公司贊助辦理經費;Scholastic學樂集團贊助英語電子書系統BookFlix及TrueFlix;玉山金控贊助「你看書,我捐書」活動,捐贈英文書給即將落成的新總圖,同時贊助5500個黑熊錢包,作為閱讀集點好禮;大員皇冠假日酒店、敦煌書局、富樂夢教育基金會贊助120場英語故事屋活動的抽獎獎品。黃偉哲市長表示,「臺南市英語閱讀季」受到家長與學生的熱烈歡迎,英語故事屋更是一公佈就被「秒殺」馬上報名額滿。能夠獲得市民朋友廣大迴響,要歸功於民間企業、團體的共襄盛舉,政府民間一起來,成功營造臺南英語學習風氣。
 
主辦單位臺南市政府第二官方語言專案辦公室表示,閱讀季活動即日起正式開始,各項報名系統皆已啟動,歡迎市民朋友踴躍報名。線上閱讀闖關集點活動也正式展開,期待市民朋友多多利用!
官方網站:https://tainanlovesreading.tainan.gov.tw/

The summertime English-related activities organized by the Tainan City Government are always well received by the public. This year (2019), the city government has organized “2019 Tainan English Reading Festival” activities in conjunction with the English e-book resources provided by SCHOLASTIC. It has planned a series of challenges aimed at different proficiency levels to encourage residents to read more and properly utilize these valuable English resources. Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che helped to launch the reading festival today (July 1) alongside representatives from corporate sponsors and distinguished guests. The mayor encouraged people to join this event, which will give them the chance to improve their English proficiency and win prizes. Let’s all read English together!

 

Huang said the scale of the 2019 Tainan English Reading Festival is larger compared to previous years, and there is a wider range of participating groups. This year’s festival is divided into five main activities: “Story Time,” “Celebrity Lectures on English Learning,” “Online English Reading Challenge,” “Creative Book Reviews,” and “English Magic Bus.” There will be hundreds of English storytelling activities held in 35 administrative districts. There will also be eight parent-child English activities. The organizer invited internationally famous picture book authors to come and share their works in Tainan. There are activities for all age groups. Kindergarteners; elementary, junior high, and senior high school students; university students; and adults will all be able to find something suitable for them. Former Golden Horse Awards pre-show host Ethan Liu was invited to serve as the reading festival’s spokesperson due to his English fluency, and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” from the picture book series of the same name is the spokesperson for the elementary school group. “Hunger Games,” a book series that was adapted into a film franchise, is the focus of the junior high school, senior high school, and adult groups. Liu presented the press conference. A life-size Clifford and cosplayers dressed as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from the “Hunger Games” appeared as well.

 

Huang thanked everyone for their enthusiastic support and provision of all types of resources for the festival. FLOMO Education Foundation and CPC Corporation provided funding; Scholastic Corporation offered the use of its BookFlix and TrueFlix English e-book systems; E.SUN Financial Holding Company sponsored the “Tainan Residents Read Books, E.SUN Bank Donates Books[CC1] ” campaign, donated English books to the soon-to-be completed new Tainan Public Library; and supplied 5,500 black bear coin purses to serve as rewards for the reading points collection challenge; and Crowne Plaza Tainan, Caves Bookstore, and the FLOMO Education Foundation contributed prizes for the prize draws at 120 “Story Time” sessions. Huang said parents and students have enthusiastically welcomed the “Tainan English Reading Festival.” The “Story Time” sessions filled to capacity as soon as they were announced. He added that the credit for this enthusiastic response belongs to the private companies and organizations that are cooperating with the city government on this project. The public and private sectors have successfully created an English-learning environment together.

 

The organizer, the Tainan City Government’s Office of English as the Second Official Language, said the reading festival and its events are now officially open. Registration systems have been activated, and residents are encouraged to sign up for events. The online reading and points collection challenge has also been launched.

 

Official website: https://tainanlovesreading.tainan.gov.tw/