シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Niculina Nae
コード Couse Code NUC017_N24A
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200系 / Specialized Subject 200
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2024 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview

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

The course will equip the students with essential English communication skills and global competences as stated in the mission of the university, such as "frontier spirit" and professional abilities necessary to bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

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). 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 (Google Classroom) are also woven throughout the course.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

Students will be expected to build up English vocabulary, understand grammar and make use of the knowledge through reading, listening, speaking, and communication tasks assuming various business situations.

*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

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 %

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 lecture, which will be supported by independent study completed by the students outside of class. The independent study outside of class will include written as well as online homework tasks. Group and peer interaction will occur throughout the semester, and will be supplemented within individual work.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Week 1
Diagnostics & Introduction
Unit 1 Jobs
Vocabulary: Countries, nationalities, jobs
Grammar: Present Simple & Possessives
Speaking: How to spell

Week 2
Unit 1 Jobs: Review of Week 1
Speaking: Saying hello and goodbye


Week 3
Unit 1 Review Quiz
Unit 2 Products & Services
Vocabulary: Company types and activities
Grammar: Present Simple

Week 4
Unit 2 Products & Services: Review of Week 3
Speaking: How to say numbers
Making phone calls

Case 1: Ajinomoto - A Household Name


Week 5
Unit 2 Review Quiz
Unit 3 Location
Vocabulary: Location and workplace
Grammar: There is/are; Some/any

Week 6
Unit 3 Location: Review of Week 5
Speaking: Saying email and postal addresses
Ordering by phone



Week 7
Unit 3 Review Quiz
Unit 4 Technology
Vocabulary: Technology and functions
Grammar: Adverbs of frequency; Questions
Speaking: How to use sequencing words

Week 8
Unit 4 Technology: Review of Week 7
Speaking: Asking for and offering help

Case 2: Using E-books and Paper Books in Japan


Week 9
Unit 4 Review Quiz
Unit 5 Communication
Vocabulary: Documents and correspondence
Grammar: Past simple: be and regular verbs

Week 10
Unit 5 Communication: Review of Week 9
Speaking: How to apologize
Solving problems


Week 11
Unit 5 Review Quiz
Unit 6 Networking
Vocabulary: Social media and networking
Grammar: Past simple: irregular verbs; Time expressions

Week 12
Unit 6 Networking: Review of Week 11
How to describe a trip

Case 3: The "Pros and Cons" of Social Media


Week 13
Unit 6 Review Quiz
Making conversation

Week 14
Review for Final Exam
Class evaluation

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 10 %
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 20 %
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 = SAC-related work
Quizzes / Tests = in-class tests (20%) + TOEIC test (10%) = 30%

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 2 times at NUCB during the spring semester (May) and 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.

Weekly in-class tests and score from the TOEIC test in May represent 30% of the final grade. The final exam will represent 30% of the final grade, and 20% will come from class contribution.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • David Grant, John Hughes, Nina Leeke, Rebecca Turner「Business Result Elementary Second Edition」Oxford University Press(2017)9780194738668

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 activities and materials in SAC.

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

Prof. Nae's courses receive highly positive evaluations from students, thanks to her attention to students' needs, rigorous practice, and the relaxed, inclusive atmosphere she fosters in class.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Prof. Nae holds an MA in translation and a PhD with a dissertation in linguistics from Nagoya University. She has been teaching English to students of all ages and levels for over two decades. Besides an extensive teaching experience, Prof. Nae has been actively involved in research and translation/interpretation work. Her research interests are translation studies, internationalization in higher education, gender studies, and active learning in Japanese clasrooms.

Refereed Articles

  • (2024) Historical Roles of Women in Education: A Comparative Analysis of Japan and Romania. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education 15(2): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2023) Can Japan Aspire to a Gender-Equal Society? Japanese Male and Female Students' Attitudes Regarding Marriage and Gender Roles in Family and Society. Forum of International Development Studies 54(1): 2189-9126
  • (2022) The Post Pandemic "New Normal" in Japanese Education. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education XIII(3): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Study Abroad Programs at the Crossroads. Euromentor Journal, Studies about Education XIII(2): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Gender diversity on corporate boards – still a distant dream?. Cogito 14(1): ISSN 2068-6706

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2023). Enhancing English Vocabulary Learning through Listening to Vocal Music. Conference Proceedings. Innovation in Language Learning 2023 (e-book) .Innovation in Language Learning 2023, 16th Edition. 1. 2. Firenze, Italy
  • (2023). Cultivating Effective Communication Skills in TOEIC Classes: Moving Beyond Drills. Conference Proceedings. Innovation in Language Learning 2023 (e-book) .Innovation in Language Learning 2023, 16th Edition. 1. 2. Firenze, Italy
  • (2020). Conventional Education vs. Remote Education – “Just Put it Online?” A Report from Japan. Innovation in Language Learning 13th Edition Proceedings .Pixel Conferences. 1. 2. Florence, Italy
  • (2017). Womenomics: Is the Workforce Ready?. 10th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (Book of Proceedings) .EuroMed Academy of Business. 1. 4. Rome, Italy
  • (2017). From Home to Workplace: Is Womenomics Possible?. IAFFE 2017 Book of Abstracts .IAFFE. 1. 3. Sungshin University, Seoul, South Korea