シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Stuart Warrington
コード Couse Code NUC003_N24B
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 2024 UG Nisshin Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview

Misson Statementとの関係性 / Connection to our Mission Statement

In line with NUCB's mission statement, this English language course aims to educate and inspire students to become innovative and ethical leaders through the medium of English. In so doing, it is hoped they can grasp and take on the ideal of ʻFrontier Spiritʼ and the ability to create knowledge in English for the advancement of business and society.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

*This is a SAC compulsory course --> The November TOEIC is necessary to receive course credit.

This advanced English language course provides students with complex readings and listening activities that emphasize the foundational English learned 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 presented in individual, pair and group work formats along with homework and individual study components for active learning. This course also involves the required completion of 20 hours of self-directed learning in the SAC with the support of SAC staff and SAC volunteers.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

Building on the previous 500, 600 core courses, this course will further strengthen students' four English language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in order to prepare them in their pursuit of graduation and post-graduation goals, including job searching, job application and /or further academic study.

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 productively
- 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 listening strategies to identify key information, facts, and main ideas via audio or video samples;
- Speaking: to discuss topics from multiple perspectives, to accurately describe/explain business-related actions and events, to be able to ask and respond to questions about one's and someoneʼs daily business life;
- Writing: to learn a variety of writing styles with a focus on meaning and process over accuracy and production 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 %

事前学修と事後学修の内容、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Pre- and Post-Course Learning, Report, Feedback methods

This course will be guided by a learner-centred curriculum and is supported by an independent study component completed by the students based on the selection and completion of self-directed goals. Peer, and group interaction and other interactive tasks will occur throughout each term.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


*This is a tentative course outline and subject to change based on student abilities and needs*

Week 1: Term 1 & 2 Review / Unit 8 (Finance)

Week 2: Unit 8 (Finance)


Week 3: Unit 9 (Logistics)

Week 4: Unit 9 (Logistics) / Viewpoint 3

Logistics: Is there a world standard? (Business Result: Intermediate, Second Edition, p. 58)


Week 5: Unit 10 (Facilities)

Week 6: Unit 10 (Facilities)


Week 7: Unit 11 (Decisions)

Week 8: Unit 11 (Decisions)

Decisions: What is the best way to make a business decision? (Business Result: Intermediate, Second Edition, p. 72)


Week 9: Unit 12 (Innovation)

Week 10: Unit 12 (Innovation) / Viewpoint 4


Week 11: Unit 13 (Breakdowns)

Week 12: Unit 13 (Breakdowns)

Breakdowns: How can you solve a breakdown in public relations? (Business Result: Intermediate, Second Edition, p. 86)


Week 13: Unit 14 (Processes)

Week 14: Unit 15 (Performance) / Review of Units 8-15

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 30 %
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 30 %
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

Quizzes/Tests = Quizzes & Homework (20%) + TOEIC (10%) = 30%

Preparation Report = SAC-related Work = 20%

Class Contribution = Face-to-face and Virtual Participation = Showing you want to learn English through your actions and regularly communicating (speaking and writing) actively in English both inside and outside of the classroom = 20%

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • John Hughes and Jon Naunton「Business Result: Intermediate (Second Edition)」Oxford University Press(2017)978-0194738866

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

The TOEIC test (November) makes up 10% of the final grade and quizzes and homework make up 20% (Total = 30%). The final exam represents 30% of the final grade, and the remaining 40% will come from class participation (20%), and reported SAC related self-study (20%). With respect to the latter, students are required to study over 20 hours in the fall semester (Terms 3 & 4) in the SAC in the Central Information Center.

Additionally, students enrolled in SAC compulsory courses are all required to take the TOEIC exam twice at NUCB: Once during the spring semester (May) and once during the fall semester (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.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Stuart Warrington, Ed.D., has over 20 years of experience teaching EFL, ESL, EAP, ESP and EIL/ELF to mostly university students. He has been at NUCB since 2014 and previously taught in Japanese universities in Tokyo and Niigata-ken and, before that, in English language institutes in Seoul, South Korea and Calgary, Canada. His research interests and areas of expertise lie in professionalism, professionalisation and continuing professional development in English language teaching, critical and public pedagogy in English language teaching, and self-access and self-directed learning and advising. Stuart holds a B.A. in Psychology (University of Manitoba), a Certificate in TESOL (Canadian Global TESOL Training Institute), a Master of Education in TESL (University of Calgary), a TESL Professional Certificate - Standard 3 (TESL Canada Federation) and a Doctorate of Education in TESOL (University of Exeter, UK). He regularly publishes peer-reviewed papers in the field, presents at conferences and occasionally edits and reviews articles for a few peer-reviewed journals.

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) Exploring Student Perceptions of Self-Access Learning for Active Learning: A Case Study. SiSAL Journal (Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal) 13(1): 2185-3762
  • (2020) Looking in, Looking out: Autoethnographically Applying a Model for Learning Advisor Autonomy. JASAL Journal 1(1): 2435-3884
  • (2020) Have a Look Around: The Effect of a ‘Push’ Activity on Future SAS Use. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal 11(1): 2185-3762
  • (2018) Push, Don't Pull: One Self-Access Centre's Struggle for an Identity. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal 9(2): ISSN 2185-3762
  • (2015) Exploring the Construal of Membership in English Language Teachers' Associations: A Window into Professional Identity through Japanese Voices. Open Research Exeter