繼上回「雙語國家Bilingual Nation校園創意短片徵選－台灣美食」活動在全台校園引發熱潮後，國發會為持續推廣雙語國家政策深入校園，再次以「你要去哪裡Where are you going?」為主題舉辦第二梯次活動，吸引了超過150組同學踴躍報名，足足比上次活動多出50多組，再度於校園形成話題。
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The 2nd Campus Fun Video Contest “Where Are You Going?”
30 videos outstand to win among over 150 teams of participating students presenting places to visit in Taiwan, showing their English fluency and limitless creativity. Even Aladdin cannot resist!
The previous Bilingual Nation 2030 Campus Fun Video Contest—“Hello! Taiwan Food” has enjoyed a great hit and became a sensation in campuses around the island. To further promote the Bilingual Nation 2030 policy, the National Development Council (NDC) launched the 2nd round of contest “Where Are You Going?” to penetrate the policy promotion in campuses. The activity has attracted over 150 teams of participating students, which is more than over 50 teams than last time, becoming a hot topic among students once again.
Nominated works show amazing English abilities regardless of geographic location
After the assessment process by 3 professional foreign teachers, 30 nominated works were selected out of 152 submitted videos, with the results announced on October 15th. There were 11 videos from northern Taiwan (to the south of Miaoli), 10 from central Taiwan (south of Yunlin), 4 from southern Taiwan (south of Pingtung), 1 from eastern Taiwan, and 4 from Penghu. The regions which are generally considered as having more academic resources did not show any particular advantage. On the contrary, students from Penghu, an offshore island, amazed the event organizer with their English ability and outstanding level of video content; Penghu even had more nominated works than other big cities in Taiwan. This has proved to the general public that the bilingual education has gradually seeped into every city, village, and offshore island in Taiwan, and delivered a remarkable achievement.
The top 30 nominated teams for 2nd round Campus Fun Video Contest made the general public realize how far Taiwan’s bilingual education has reached. Students can introduce tourist attractions of their hometown in creative ways with fluent English. Some students even used famous YouTubers or popular Disney characters as their punchline in the video. Who will take home the NTD50,000 prize? The result will be announced during the Campus Fun Video Contest Award Ceremony to be held on November 2nd.
English situational experience events bring foreign teachers to locations around Taiwan
To promote Bilingual Nation 2030 policy thoroughly in Taiwan, not only has NDC launched two rounds of campus fun video contests but also many other events around the island. These events have gained quite a lot of zealous fans. For instance, during the Hualien Li Chuan Aquafarm event on October 5th, the organizer was told that there were loyal fans who have been participating in these events starting from August 24th in Chiayi. They have enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the elaborately created English scenarios. Some of the parents participating in the Hualien event also commented that they hope there will be more free English situational experience events held in Hualien, and they also feel touched by the government’s efforts in promoting English learning.
For those who wish to enhance their English ability and learn more about the Bilingual Nation 2030 policy, please feel free to follow us on LINE at http://line.me/ti/p/@ylb1336g, and also our Facebook page ”雙語國家Bilingual Nation” for access to online English learning resources. NDC has also established a bilingual learning database at https://bilingual.ndc.gov.tw/ to provide free English learning resources to the general public.