シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name 栗原 典子(Noriko Kurihara)
コード Couse Code NUC006_N23A
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 2023 UG Nisshin Spring

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.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

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.
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: Building Class Rapport / Course Outline / Unit 1 (First Impressions)

Week 2: Unit 1 (First Impressions)


Week 3: Unit 2 (Motivation)

Week 4: Unit 2 (Motivation)


Week 5: Unit 3 (On schedule)

Week 6: Unit 3 (On schedule) / Viewpoint 1


Week 7: Unit 4 (New Ideas)

Week 8: Unit 4 (New Ideas)

New Ideas (Business Result: Upper-Intermediate (Second Edition), p. 25)


Week 9: Unit 5 (Ethical Business)

Week 10: Unit 5 (Ethical Business)

Ethical Business (Business Result: Upper-Intermediate (Second Edition), p.30)


Week 11: Unit 6 (Making Decisions)

Week 12: Unit 6 (Making Decisions) / Viewpoint 2

Making Decisions (Business Result: Upper-Intermediate (Second Edition), p.35)


Week 13: Unit 7 (Outsourcing)

Week 14: Unit 7 (Outsourcing) / Review of Units 1-7

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 20 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 10 %
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 refers to in-class tests & Homework (15%) + TOEIC (15%) = 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%

Case (Case Preparation & Case Discussion) = 20%

Final Exam = 10%

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(2018)978-0-19-473896-5

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

This is the first year in charge of this course.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

   修士 ( MA in TESOL/ Applied Linguistics ) Teachers College Columbia University, Japan

Noriko Kurihara has many years of English teaching experience at both secondary school and at higher education institutions such as Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University, Nara Women’s University, Okayama University and Kurashiki City College. Her research interests include learner autonomy, critical thinking, and sociolinguistics. Her main focus has been on process-oriented writing and the impact of peer review on the development of student writing skills. She has given numerous academic presentations for professional organizations such as JALT, JACET, TESOL, IATEFL and AILA, and her research has appeared in international publications such as TESOL Journal and the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics. She has also been active in international youth exchange programs and occasionally edits and reviews articles for peer-reviewed journals.

(実務経験 Work experience)

1981 ~ 2014 兵庫県立高等学校 (教諭)
2014 ~ 2018 奈良女子大学、立命館大学、京都大学、岡山大学、兵庫県立大学、神戸芸術工科大学 (非常勤講師)
2018 ~ 2023 倉敷市立短期大学 (准教授)
2023 名古屋商科大学  (准教授)

1981 ~ 2014 teacher at senior high schools in Hyogo Prefecture
2014 ~ 2018 instructor at Nara Women's University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University,
Okayama University, Hyogo Prefectural University, Kobe Design University
2018 ~ 2023 associate professor at Kurashiki City College 
2023 ~ associate professor at NUCB

Refereed Articles

  • (2023) Training High School Students on Summary Writing. The Bulletin of the Writing Research Group, JACET Kansai Chapter 15 1883-7840
  • (2019) The Significance of Collaborative Learning in Foreign Language Education: A Sociocultural Perspective. Kyoto University Research Information Repository (KURENAI)
  • (2017) Do Peer Reviews Help Improve Student Writing Abilities in an EFL High School Classroom?. TESOL Journal 8(2): 1056-7941
  • (2017) Peer review in an EFL classroom: Impact on the improvement of student writing abilities. The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics 4(1): 2308-6262