十月瘋棒球、學英語 台南市長黃偉哲歡迎市民用棒球作國民外交!Tainan City Mayor invites everyone to learning English and enjoy baseball game in October!

2019-10-15

你是棒球迷嗎?你知道「打擊出去」、「全壘打」、「好球」、「二壘安打」英文該怎麼說嗎?台南市巨人盃三級棒球錦標賽,將在十月起陸續登場。為結合體育盛事,台南市政府免費提供「瘋棒球,學英文」學習手冊,內有棒球術語、實用棒球對話、棒球經典歌曲等實用英語學習內容,目標鎖定幼稚園到國中學生,歡迎家有學齡孩童的民眾、青少年踴躍索取,整個十月,一起瘋棒球、學英語。

 

台南市政府第二官方語言專案辦公室(簡稱二官辦)為引起孩童、青少年英語學習動機,特別與「Studio Classroom空中英語教室」合作,編印「瘋棒球,學英文」棒球英語學習手冊。

 

台南市長黃偉哲表示,英語學習需要日積月累的努力,因此保持學習動機很重要,棒球活動老少咸宜,深受青少年喜愛,希望藉此提升青少年英語學習動機,提升市民英語力。透過手冊,要讓民眾一次學會棒球英語,看懂棒球轉播!

 

「瘋棒球,學英文」手冊由「Studio Classroom空中英語教室」專業外籍教師收集棒球相關術語,並編寫實用英語對話。除了教民眾如何說正統的棒球英語外,二官辦也編寫了「歡迎來臺南」單元,結合美食地圖、實與用英語短句,教民眾如何向外國人介紹臺南美食、臺南特色,每個市民都可成為「臺南行銷大使」。此外,二官辦精心挑選、彙整網路上免費的英語學習資源,民眾可參考運用,選擇適合自己的英語學習工具,累積英語實力。

 

「瘋棒球,學英文」手冊還附贈精美貼紙,有興趣民眾,10月15日起可至臺南市各地區圖書館索取,數量有限,趕快手刀前往吧!

 

各區圖書館配送手冊數量, 聯絡資料及開放時間按此了解詳情~

 

Are you a baseball fan? Do you know the English terminology for baseball? Tainan Giants International Junior Baseball Championship is set to start in October. With this opportunity, the Tainan City Government published the Play Ball!! booklet, which contains English baseball terminology, useful baseball conversations, and classical baseball songs. The target audience ranges from pre-school children to junior high school students. Parents with school-age children as well as adolescents, are welcome to take a booklet and learn English while enjoying baseball.

To increase children and adolescent's motivation for learning English, the Tainan City Government's Office of English as the Second Official Language (OEASOL) collaborated with Studio Classroom to publish Play Ball!!, a booklet designed to help readers understand baseball in English.

Mayor Huang Wei-che stated that language isn't learned overnight, which makes motivation extra important. Baseball is a sport for people of all ages and is especially loved by teenagers. Mayor Huang is confident that this booklet will strengthen teenagers' motivation for learning English, which will ultimately elevate Tainan's English proficiency as a whole. The objective of the booklet is to provide a crash course on baseball English and to help citizens understand baseball games that are broadcast in English.

Professional foreign teachers from Studio Classroom were entrusted with compiling English baseball terminology into the Play Ball!! booklet, along with handy conversation examples. Other than coaching the public on how to use the correct baseball terminology, the OEASOL also contributed a chapter titled “Welcome to Tainan,” which includes a gourmet food map and useful phrases that teach citizens how to introduce Tainan's food and specialties to foreigners. With this content, every citizen has the potential to become an ambassador for Tainan. In addition, the OEASOL also selected and compiled free online English learning resources, which the public can freely utilize.

Play Ball!! also comes with a set of stickers. Starting on October 15, Citizens may obtain a copy at any district library. The booklets are limited; get one as fast as you can!

Click here for the number of booklets distributed to each district library, contact information, and office hours.