シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Myeongeun Son
コード Couse Code NUC005_N22A
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 Spring

授業の概要 Course Overview

This course directly aligns with NUCB's mission statement to “educate innovative and ethical leaders who possess a ‘Frontier Spiritʼ and to create knowledge that advances business and society." In this course, students will practice and refine advanced English language skills. They will contribute original, critical argumentation about global issues and business topics, building confidence in their ability to "bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world.”
ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS 800 is the final course in the FUNDAMENTALS sequence. In this advanced course, students will:

-Deepen their understanding of advanced-level English grammar and vocabulary
-Read complex texts and increase reading fluency
-Enhance their ability to express themselves using both written and spoken English
-Make use of their English language knowledge through reading, listening, speaking, and performing communication tasks assuming various high-level business situations
-Give a number of original, persuasive presentations
-Take part in a case study discussion
The aim of ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS 800 is to:

-Provide students with the opportunity to obtain advanced-level knowledge of the English language through the completion of productive and receptive tasks that contain material at the CEFR C1 & C2 and TOEIC® 800 levels score range

PLEASE NOTE: This is a SAC compulsory subject.

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

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will improved the following skills:

1. Grammar: to review the grammar learnt from previous ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS courses and to use the grammar of each week in class activities and presentations

2. Reading: to improve reading fluency and to learn and use advanced critical reading strategies

3. 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, and to take strong notes

4. Speaking & Communication: to discuss topics using spontaneous and practiced speech, to accurately communicate complex ideas in front of an academic audience, to ask and respond to original questions

5. Writing: to learn about various business writing styles and formats, to use advanced grammar knowledge to compose complex sentences and compositions

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 taught using lectures, small and large group discussion, and presentations.

Participant-Centered Learning (PCL) will be incorporated. The independent study outside of class will help prepare students for task-based application within class and will include written as well as online homework tasks.

Students should be prepared to spend approximately 1-2 hours preparing and completing homework BEFORE each weekly class meeting.

It is encouraged that students utilize the Central Information Center (library).

To be successful in class, students must complete the required weekly assignments, come to class prepared, and be ACTIVE participants in class.

The teacher will provide oral and written feedback on all assignments, either online (Google classroom) or in class.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Week 1:
Course Overview
Introduction Presentations
Unit 1: Connections

Week 2:
Complete Unit 1
Speaking Task


Week 3:
Overview: The Case Study Process
Unit 2: Careers

Week 4:
Case Study Discussion: What Disney Teaches Us
Overview of Week #7 Presentation
Complete Unit 2

Case Study: What Disney Teaches Us


Week 5:
Unit 3: Change
Speaking Task

Week 6:
Complete Unit 3
Week #7 Presentation Peer Activity


Week 7:
Student Presentations
Unit 4: Risk

Week 8:
Complete _Unit 4


Week 9:
Unit 5: Teamwork
Week #14 Group presentation overview

Week 10:
Complete Unit 5


Week 11:
Unit 6: Progress

Week 12:
Writing Activity
Complete Unit 6


Week 13:
Units #1-6 review

Week 14:
Group Presentations
Summer Study Schedule

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 15 %
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 15 %
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

Preparation Report = Weekly SAC Activities

Final Report = June TOEIC Test

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 (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

  • Kate Baade, Christopher Holloway, Jim Scrivener and Rebecca Turner「Business Result Advanced」Oxford University Press(2017)978-0-19-473906-1

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Azar, Betty Schrampfer, and Stacy A. Hagen. Understanding and Using English Grammar. Pearson Education, 2009.

Engelhardt, Diane. Advanced English Reading and Comprehension. McGraw-Hill, 2013.

Lee, Christien. 21st Century Communication: Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking. National Geographic Learning, 2017.

Muñoz Page Mary Ellen. ESL, English as a Second Language: Writing, Intermediate & Advanced. Research & Education Association, 2019.

Nist, Sherrie L. Improving Vocabulary Skills. Townsend Press, 2010.

* The materials will be distributed by the instructor

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

Student progress will be evaluated throughout the course.

If students have any questions concerning their course standing, they should contact the professor.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Myeongeun Son is an assistant professor in the faculty of International Studies at NUCB. Before joining NUCB, she taught Second Language Learning, Pedagogical Grammar, American Language and Culture, and English to undergraduate as well as secondary school students. Her research interests lie in development of Second Language (L2), L2 processing, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). She has mainly investigated how L2 learners process and produce L2 and the extent to which their L2 processing and production are linked to their L1 ones. In addition, she has also conducted research on L2 learners' attention and socialization. Her research has appeared in journals, such as Applied Psycholinguistics.

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) International Undergraduate Students’ Socialization and L2 Writing: A Case Study. English Teaching
  • (2021) Attention to form and meaning revisited: Insights from eye tracking. Studies in Second Language Acquisition
  • (2021) The role of modality in cross-linguistic syntactic priming. Linguistic Research 38
  • (2021) L2 language development in oral and written modality. Michigan State University
  • (2020) Cross-linguistic syntactic priming in Korean learners of English. Applied Psycholinguistics 41(1223-1247): 0142-7164 (Print), 1469-1817 (Online)