シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name 佐藤 亜美(Ami Sato)
コード Couse Code NUC019_N23B
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 2023 UG Nisshin Fall

授業の概要 Course Overview

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

●Connection to our Mission Statement
In alignment with our Mission Statement, this course will provide students with the foundation to acquire the English proficiency necessary for success as innovative and ethical leaders with "Frontier Spirits" in today’s international business world.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

●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

●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
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 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

1. Course Approach
This course will be guided by lectures, which will be supported by independent study completed by the students outside of class. Students will be expected to spend 1-2 hours a week on independent study, which 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. Case Method is also incorporated.

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

3. Students will also be encouraged to use the resources at the Central Information Center (Library) for study.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


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

Week 2
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 6: Requests & Offers


Week 3
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 7: Company & Personal History
Case Discussion

Week 4
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 7: Company & Personal History


Week 5
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 8: Making Plans

Week 6
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 8: Making Plans
Case Discussion

Case for Week 5: "Greener Office" (adapted from Business Venture 1, Module 8.2)
Case for Week 6: "Business Travelers" (adapted from Business Venture 1, Module 8.5)


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

Week 8
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 9: Opinions & Preferences

Case for Week 8: "New offices" (adapted from Business Venture 1, Module 9.5)


Week 9
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 10: Directions & Invitations

Week 10
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 10: Directions & Invitations

Case for Week 10: "Why not apologise?"
(adapted from anecdotes of 'Apologies in Japanese and English' by Noriko Tanaka, Helen Spencer-Oatey and Ellen Cray (2008) in Culturally Speaking: Culture, Communication and Politeness Theory 2nd. ed.)


Week 11
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 11: Entertaining

Week 12
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 12: Saying Goodbye
Case Discussion

Case for Week 12: "Giving gifts" (adapted from Business Venture 1, Module 12.6)


Week 13
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 12: Saying Goodbye

Week 14
Vocabulary Quiz
Review of Term 4 (Units 9-12)

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 (20%) = Weekly SAC Activities
Final Report (15%) = October and November TOEIC Tests (Target score: 500)
Quizzes / Tests (15%) = Weekly vocabulary quizzes

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

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

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

【Grammar/ 文法】
The following grammar workbooks are available in SAC (Library).
(1) Raymond Murphy著 ; William R.Smalzer執筆協力 ; 渡辺雅仁, 田島祐規子訳『マーフィーのケンブリッジ英文法(初級編) 第3版』Cambridge University Press、2016年、ISBN: 9784889967654
(2) Raymond Murphy著 ; William R.Smalzer執筆協力 ; 渡辺雅仁, 田島祐規子訳『マーフィーのケンブリッジ英文法(中級編)第3版』Cambridge University Press、2016年、ISBN: 9784889969238
(3) Raymond Murphy著 ; William R.Smalzer執筆協力 ; Joseph Chapple執筆協力 ; 渡辺雅仁訳 ; 田島祐規子訳 ; ドナルドソン友美訳『マーフィーのケンブリッジ英文法(中級編)第4版』Cambridge University Press、2021年、ISBN: 9784889969467

【Vocabulary / 語彙】
(4) TEX加藤著『TOEIC L&R TEST 出る単特急 銀のフレーズ』朝日新聞出版社、2018年、ISBN: 9784023316843
(5) Educational Testing Service『TOEIC® Listening & Reading 公式ボキャブラリーブック』国際ビジネスコミュニケーション協会、2019年、ISBN: 9784906033560

Additional materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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

I will continue to improve this course in response to students' feedback in the previous course evaluation.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

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