シラバス Syllabus

授業名 ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS 500 F
Course Title ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS 500 F
担当教員 Instructor Name 佐藤 亜美(Ami Sato)
コード Couse Code NUC005_N21B
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 専門専門科目200系 / Specialized Subject 200
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Fall

授業の概要 Course Overview


In alignment with our Mission Statement, this course will provide students with the foundation to learn the English language proficiency necessary for success in today’s international business.

Through this course, students will develop productive and receptive skills in preparation to achieve the CEFR B1 level at the TOEIC® Listening and Reading score (550-780 score range). The course focuses on building up English vocabulary, understanding grammar and making use of the knowledge through reading, listening, speaking, and communication tasks assuming various business situations.

Across the classes, assignments and tasks typical to the junior high school and senior high school English classrooms are repeated and presented in individual, pair work or group work formats. Homework and individual study components for active learning through online modules are also woven throughout the course.

Term 4 also presents a Case Study component, which is to help students develop their analytical and critical thinking skills on a topic worthy of discussion in the business profession. Students will be instructed to prepare for a case study discussion in class and later submit a report on what they have learned from the case.

This is a SAC compulsory subject.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG5 Business Perspectives (BSc)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


Grammar: to review the grammar learnt from high school lessons, to use the grammar of each week in statements and questions

Reading: to improve reading fluency, to learn and use critical reading strategies such as skimming and scanning, to expand vocabulary

Listening: to learn and use critical listening strategies to identify key facts, to search for and recognize information about people, places, things and events from an audio sample

Speaking & Communication: to discuss topics using spontaneous and practiced speech, to accurately describe people places and things, to be able to ask and respond to questions about one's own and someone else’s daily life.

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 outside of class. The independent study outside of class will help prepare students for task-based applications within the class and will include written as well as online homework tasks. Group and peer interaction will occur throughout the semester and will be supplemented with individual work.

Students will be expected to spend 1-2 hours on independent study per week.

Oral or written feedback will be provided on each assignment in class or through Google Classroom.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Week 1
Diagnostics, Course Overview
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 6: Requests & Offers

Week 2
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 6: Requests & Offers

第2日(Day2)

Weeks 3-4
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 7: Company & Personal History

第3日(Day3)

Weeks 5-6
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 8: Making Plans

第4日(Day4)

Week 7
Vocabulary Quiz
Review of Term 3 (Units 6-8)
Unit 9: Opinions & Preferences

Week 8
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 9: Opinions & Preferences

第5日(Day5)

Weeks 9-10
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 10: Directions & Invitations

*Week 10: Pre-reading of Case Study / Vocabulary Tasks (SAC)

第6日(Day6)

Weeks 11-12
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 11: Entertaining

*Week 11: Case Study Reading / Class Discussion (in-class)
*Week12: Review Activities / Report (SAC)

●使用するケース
Week 11: TBA (Source: Business Venture 1)

第7日(Day7)

Week 13
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 12: Saying Goodbye

Week 14
Vocabulary Quiz
Review of Term 4

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 20 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 15 %
最終レポート Final Report 15 %
期末試験 Final Exam 30 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Preparation Report (20%) = Weekly SAC Activities

Final Report (15%) = September and December TOEIC Tests

For SAC compulsory classes, 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 (September and December). 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

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • Barnard & Cady「Business Venture 1 」Oxford University Press(2009)9780194578172

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Additional materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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

Here are some comments I received in the previous course evaluation:
「学生のペースに合わせてくれる」
「グループワークが多い」

I will improve this course for 2021 based on the students' feedback and comments.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

学位:博士(言語学)ランカスター大学
研究分野 : イン/ポライトネス、談話分析、コンピュータ媒介コミュニケーション

Academic Degree:Ph.D. in Linguistics (Lancaster University)
Research Area:Im/politeness, Discourse analysis, Computer-mediated communication

(実務経験 Work experience)

2018 - 2019 小樽商科大学 非常勤講師、北海学園大学 非常勤講師
2019 - 現在 名古屋商科大学 専任講師

2018 - 2019 Part-time lecturer (Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkai Gakuen University)
2019 - present Assistant professor (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business)

Refereed Articles

  • (2019) Using I don't know for rapport management in informal language learning online. Research Bulletin of English Teaching (15):
  • (2018) Harmony through disharmony in online communication: an investigation of rapport management in discussion forums from a perspective of situated learning. Lancaster University

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2020). A Study of the Speech Event of ‘Offering’ in English from the Viewpoint of Politeness. Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan .Pragmatics Society of Japan. 1. 3. Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
  • (2019). Rapport Management in Apologizing: From English Speech Acts Corpora. Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan .Pragmatics Society of Japan. 1. 3. Kyorin University, JAPAN






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