RDEC honors English Services film winners
The China Post news staff
October 13, 2012, 12:06 am TWN
The Executive Yuan's Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC, 行政院研究發展考核委員會) yesterday announced the winners of the New Horizons for English Services in Taiwan short film contest in a ceremony at National Taiwan University Alumni Hall.
Mary Mullan Christie from South Africa was awarded the first prize, Taipei's Lai Chien-chung (賴建中) won second prize and Hsieh Hui-ju (謝惠如) from Mackay Memorial Hospital (馬偕紀念醫院) won third. Fabri Rahadi from Indonesia and Kao Yu-fang (高玉芳) from Cardinal Tien Hospital (耕辛醫院) both received honorable mentions. RDEC Deputy Minister Tai Hao-chun (戴豪君) presided over the awards ceremony.
The event was organized by the RDEC to promote the English Service Emblem, an accreditation mark issued by the RDEC to local businesses that provide up-to-standard English services. The contest, which was open to both locals and foreigners, aimed to promote Taiwan's development into a friendly and convenient English environment for its foreign community.
The winning videos portrayed the experience of receiving services and assistance in English when purchasing services or products from local businesses. They also aimed to capture the significance and effect of the English Service Emblem on local businesses.
The RDEC's goal for the contest is to help local businesses provide better English services for Taiwan's foreign customer base. It also hopes to encourage more local industries to apply for the English Service Emblem and improve services up to international standards.