シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Xuehong He
コード Couse Code NUC002_N22B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 4
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目400系 / Specialized Subject 400
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2022 UG Nisshin Fall

授業の概要 Course Overview

By equipping students with English language skills and business communication strategies, this course will facilitate students in becoming innovative and ethical leaders of the world. Various tasks and activities in this course will also develop students' 'Frontier Spirit' and assist them in developing their abilities to advance business and society in New Asia and beyond.
As the last year of core courses at the Faculty of International Studies, this course will further strengthen students' four English language skills, namely, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in order to prepare them to pursue post-graduation goals, including job search and applying for graduation programs. This course offers the final opportunity for students to consolidate their English language skills and help them get ready to apply what they learn in post-graduation work and life.
This advanced English language course provides students with complex readings and listening activities that emphasize the foundational English learnt in the previous terms. The productive and receptive tasks will contain material at the CEFR B2 & C1 and TOEIC 700 levels score range. This course has a special focus on grammar and vocabulary relevant for the TOEIC exam learned through reading, writing, listening, speaking and communication tasks that reinforce previously covered materials throughout the current and previous academic terms but with an increase in the complexity of the materials presented and the tasks required of the students. Across the classes, assignments and tasks are repeated and presented in individual and pair work formats, and homework and individual study components for active learning through online modules are also woven throughout the course. This course will be supported by your required completion of the designated hours for learning support in the SAC.

*This is a SAC compulsory course.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

- Grammar: to review grammar previously learned, to use the grammar of each week in productive statements and questions;
- Vocabulary: to review and recycle vocabulary via receptive and productive tasks;
- Reading: to improve reading fluency, and to learn and use critical reading strategies, such as skimming and scanning and context and situational cues;
- Listening: to learn and use critical listening strategies to identify key language. concepts and subsequent facts, to search for and recognize information via audio or video samples;
- Speaking: to discuss topics using open and closed practice, to accurately describe/explain business-related actions and events, to be able to ask and respond to questions about one's and someone’s daily business life;
- Writing: to learn a variety of writing styles with a focus on meaning over accuracy as a means to overall effective business communication.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 80 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 20 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

This course will be guided by lectures, which will be supported by independent study completed by the students. The independent study will include work from the course materials available in the online platform of the textbook. Group and peer interaction will occur throughout the semester, and will be supplemented with individual work. After-class individual and group work is also encouraged to take place in the library.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Class 1: Course Outline; Case Discussion
Class 2: Unit 5 Ethical Business - Working with Words

Case Discussion: Placing an Order (Reading File 8)


Class 3: Unit 5 Ethical Business - Language at Work
Class 4: Unit 5 Ethical Business - Practically Speaking, Business Communication


Class 5: Unit 6 Making Decisions - Working with Words
Class 6: Unit 6 Making Decisions - Language at Work


Class 7: Unit 6 Making Decisions - Practically Speaking, Business Communication
Class 8: Unit 7 Outsourcing - Working with Words


Class 9: Unit 7 Outsourcing - Language at Work
Class 10: Unit 7 Outsourcing - Practically Speaking, Business Communication


Class 11: Unit 8 Employees - Working with Words
Class 12: Unit 8 Employees - Language at Work


Class 13: Unit 8 Employees - Practically Speaking; Business Communication
Class 14: Review

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 20 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 20 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 40 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 20 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

- Preparation Report (20%) = SAC Work
- Class Contribution (20%) = Volunteering (10%) + Class Activities (10%)
- Quizzes/Tests (40%) = Quizzes (20%) + TOEIC (20%)

For SAC compulsory courses, students are required to study over 20 hours during the semester at SAC in the Central Information Center. Additionally, students enrolled in SAC Compulsory courses are all required to take the TOEIC exam 3 times at NUCB during the spring semester (June) and fall semester (October and November). Failing to do so, a student will receive Incomplete for his/her grade for the SAC compulsory course in the semester in which the student failed to take the TOEIC exam.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • John Hughes, Michael Duckworth, and Rebecca Turner「Business Result: Upper-Intermediate (Second Edition)」Oxford University Press(2016)9780194738965

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Additional materials will be supplied by the instructor; other resources may be made available from tasks and materials in the SAC.

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Continue to work closely with students to meet their needs.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Xuehong He, better known as Stella, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of International Studies at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. As a teacher-scholar, Stella’s teaching and research experience has come from China and the United States. She has taught English and Chinese as second/foreign languages from novice to advanced levels to children and adults in face-to-face and online settings. She has also offered face-to-face and online teacher education courses and workshops to pre-service and in-service second/foreign language instructors at undergraduate and graduate levels. Stella’s research focuses on Instructed Second Language Acquisition, with special attention to teaching and learning English and Chinese vocabulary. She has published and presented her research findings at well-established journals and conferences, such as TESOL Quarterly and the annual conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics.

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) Stimulating learner engagement in app-based L2 vocabulary self-study: Goals and feedback for effective L2 pedagogy. System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics
  • (2020) Working Memory, Presentation Formats, and Attention: An Eye-tracking Study on Learning L2 Chinese Characters in a Computer-Assisted Self-Study Environment. ProQuest Dissertation Publishing
  • (2019) Choosing Words to Teach: A Novel Method for Vocabulary Selection and Its Practical Application. TESOL Quarterly 53(2):
  • (2017) Encounters: Chinese Language and Culture, 汉语和中国文化, Level 1, Annotated Instructor’s Edition 1 & 2, by Cynthia Y. Ning and John S. Montanaro. Chinese as a Second Language 52(1):