臺南愛閱讀 英語閱讀季開跑短短一週 閱讀量衝破3萬本!Tainan Has Read More than 30,000 Books in One Week Since Launch of English Reading Festival

2019-07-08

「2019臺南市英語閱讀季」暑假正式開始,活動內容多元有趣,包含:「英語故事屋」、「名人英語講座」、「線上英語閱讀闖關」、「創意投稿活動」、「英語魔法校車」等。其中,「線上英語閱讀闖關」活動,在短短一週內,已累積閱讀量33,184本,其中麻豆國小閱讀4,059本,表現最積極!日前臺南市長黃偉哲與玉山銀行總經理黃男州會面,共同宣佈「市民看書,玉山贈書」英語閱讀活動,臺南市民所累積之閱讀量,已為即將落成的臺南市立總圖書館爭取到3319本英語圖書!

臺南市政府獲得Scholastic美國學樂集團贊助,原價訂閱價1200元的BookFlix及TrueFlix英語電子書資料庫,臺南市民可免費使用一年。為鼓勵市民朋友多加利用,臺南市長黃偉哲與玉山銀行總經理黃男州共同宣佈,推出「市民看書,玉山贈書」,凡臺南市民閱讀scholastic電子書達10本,玉山銀行將捐贈1本全新的英語書籍,以此累積總數後,一併將新書捐贈給明年即將落成的臺南市立總圖書館。閱讀「利己也利他」,不僅可提昇英語力,亦對城市有益。

   臺南市長黃偉哲表示,感謝玉山銀行熱情支持並提供英語閱讀季各項資源,讓規模比往年更大、活動更多元豐富,也讓參與的族群跨越各年齡層,從幼稚園、國小、國高中及大學,無論是大人、小孩都可以找到適合自己的英語閱讀活動!

  玉山銀行總經理黃男州表示,雙語教育是國家重要政策之一,也是代表國際競爭力的關鍵指標。2019年玉山銀行除了首次與臺南市政府共同攜手合作「市民看書,玉山贈書」活動,並提供5,500個黑熊零錢包作為國中小學童閱讀獎勵贈品,總金額達100萬元。希望藉此鼓勵臺南市民及學童養成英語閱讀習慣,營造親子共學的英語環境,積極朝向國際化城市之路邁進。

  黃男州總經理說,玉山銀行重視人才培育,長期投入閱讀推動及弱勢學童關懷,已在全國打造144所玉山圖書館,捐贈近30萬本圖書,超過9萬名國小學童受益。並累計幫助超逾7萬名弱勢學童,讓他們可以快樂成長、安心就學。近期更將與敦煌書局共同合作,提供兼具生活化、實用性的英語教學課程,提高偏鄉學童學習意願及英語能力。

  臺南市政府表示,透過產官學三方合作、資源共享,能為城市營造更好的英語學習環境!感謝臺南市民踴躍響應,短短一周即累積超過三萬本閱讀量,成果亮眼!其中,國小部分麻豆國小累積閱讀量4059本、永康勝利2965本、安定國小2926本,國中部分則是忠孝國中914本最多。

The “2019 Tainan English Reading Festival” has officially started, and there are many interesting and fun activities to enliven your summer vacation! The activities include “Story Time,” “Celebrity Lectures on English Learning,” “Online English Reading Challenge,” “Creative Book Reviews,” and “English Magic Bus.” The “Online English Reading Challenge” kicked off just one week ago, but the number of books read by Tainan residents has already reached 33,184 books! Madou Elementary School read 4,059 books, the most stellar performance to date. Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che and E.SUN Commercial Bank President Joseph Huang recently jointly announced the “Tainan Residents Read Books, E.SUN Bank Donates Books” English reading campaign. The reading efforts of Tainan City residents have so far resulted in the donation of 3,319 English books to the soon-to-be completed new Tainan Public Library.

 

The Tainan City Government received the support of Scholastic Corporation for the festival. The company offered one year of free access to its BookFlix and TrueFlix English e-book platforms to Tainan City residents. The annual subscription normally costs NT$1,200. To encourage residents to make good use of this valuable resource, Huang We-che and Joseph Huang announced the launch of the “Tainan Residents Read Books, E.SUN Bank Donates Books” campaign. Under the campaign, E.SUN Bank will donate one new English book for every 10 Scholastic e-books read by Tainan City residents. At the end of the campaign, the number of read books will be totaled, and all the new books will be donated together to the new Tainan Public Library, which will be completed next year. In this case, reading will not only help readers to improve their English proficiency, but also bring benefits to the city.

 

The mayor thanked E.SUN Bank for its enthusiastic support and provision of resources for the English reading festival, allowing the scope of the festival to be expanded compared to previous years and enriching and increasing the number of activities. This in turn has allowed more age groups to participate. There are suitable English reading activities for all age groups this year, from kindergarteners, elementary school students, junior high school students, and senior high school students to university students and adults.

 

Joseph Huang said bilingual education is an important national policy, as well as a key indicator of international competitiveness. In 2019, E.SUN Bank not only teamed up with the Tainan City Government for the first time for the “Tainan Residents Read Books, E.SUN Bank Donates Books” campaign, but also provided 5,500 black bear coin purses to serve as reading rewards for junior high and elementary school students. The total monetary value of the contribution is NT$1 million. It hopes these actions will help Tainan City residents and students to cultivate good English reading habits and create an environment where parents and children can jointly learn English together, thereby helping Tainan to move closer to becoming an international city.

 

Joseph Huang also said E.SUN Bank attaches great importance to the cultivation of talented people, and it has long been engaged in the promotion of reading and care for disadvantaged schoolchildren. It has constructed 144 E.SUN libraries around the country and contributed nearly 300,000 books, benefitting over 90,000 elementary school students. Meanwhile, the cumulative number of disadvantaged schoolchildren helped by the bank is over 70,000. This assistance means these children can grow up happily and attend school without any worries. The bank will collaborate with Caves Bookstore in the near future to offer life-oriented and practical English teaching courses to raise the willingness to study of students living in rural areas as well as improve their English proficiency.

 

The Tainan City Government said tripartite cooperation and resource sharing between industry, government, and academia can construct better English-learning environments for cities. The mayor thanked residents for their enthusiastic response to the festival. In just one week’s time, residents read over 30,000 books, an outstanding achievement. The elementary schools with the best reading performances were Madou Elementary School with 4,059 books, Shengli Elementary School with 2,965 books, and Anding Elementary School with 2,926 books. Jhongsiao Junior High School led all junior high schools by reading 914 books.