シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Anthony Townley
コード Couse Code NUC020_N23A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
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 Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview

The ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS course is a component of the teaching credentials program, primarily designed to help students develop the core English language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking to be successful English teachers in Japan. By actively participating in class activities, students will have the confidence and ability to strengthen their ʻFrontier Spiritʼ and bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world.
The ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS course provides students with the foundation to learn the English language and develop productive & receptive skills in preparation to achieve the CEFR B1 level at the TOEIC® Listening & Reading score 550-780 score range. This course has a special focus on grammar and vocabulary learnt through reading, writing, listening, speaking and communication tasks that reinforce previously covered materials throughout the current academic term and from their senior high school coursework, but with an increase in the complexity of the materials presented and the tasks required of the students.
Students will be expected to develop and improve their core English language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking by actively participating in class activities and completing all written homework and assignments.

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

The ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS course is designed to assist students to become more competent, efficient, and perceptive users of English as English teachers, who are able to effectively communicate to others the writing and speaking contents of English education in a classroom context.

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 60 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 40 %
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

Class assignments and tasks that are typical to the junior high school and senior high school English classrooms in Japan will be assigned in individual and pair work formats. In particular, students will review the grammatical forms of English and the use of these forms in specific communicative contexts, which include: class activities, homework assignments, reading of texts and writing.

Written feedback will be provided for all formal assessment.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Unit 1: "International Student".
Skimming, scanning, intensive reading.
Writing an informal email. Proofreading and editing.


Unit 2: "Where in the World".
Skimming and scanning. Brainstorming.
Writing about a country using effective conjunction.
Synonyms and Antonyms.

The “France” Case examines the important dates in French history and the country's economic industries, main tourist attractions, geography and languages.
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


Unit 3: "Newspaper article".
Predicting content when reading headings.
Writing an article with effective sentences and paragraphs.
Antonyms from prefixes.


Powerpoint Presentations for peer review.


Unit 4: "Modern Technology".
Writing a discursive essay with arguments for and against.
Avoiding repetition with synonyms.


Unit 5: "Conferences and Visits".
Understanding purposes and audience.
Writing a formal email with formal expressions.
Suffices and Prefixes.


Review of Units 1 - 5.

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 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
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 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 40 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 20 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Class Contribution: (Active participation in class activities): 20%
Peer Assessment (PowerPoint Presentation): 20%
Quizzes / Tests (Grammar and writing focused quizzes): 20%
Final Exam: 40%

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Sarah Philpot「Headway Academic Skills 2 Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Student's Book」Oxford University Press(2011)978-0-19-474160-6

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Additional resources will be posted on Google Classroom.

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


"His class is very interesting. I want to learn more English."


"I think well encouraged group discussion."


担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Anthony Townley completed his Master (MA) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Anthony previously completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Asian Studies (BA) at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia).

Anthony has accumulated 25 years of varied professional work experience, most recently as the Director of Academic Writing at at Koç University in Istanbul. He has also worked as a commercial lawyer in Sydney and as an English language instructor, in a variety of teaching and administrative roles in Australia, Turkey and Japan. His special teaching areas include: English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Academic Writing, Legal Writing and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and he is currently undertaking sociolinguistic research of legal/business discourse practices in Japan.

(実務経験 Work experience)

Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (2018 - present).

Director of Academic Writing Program, Koç University, Istanbul (2015 – 2017)

Academic Writing & Legal Writing Instructor, Koç University, Istanbul (2009 – 2017).

Academic Writing Consultant, Open Society Foundation, New York (2008 - 2017).

In-House Commercial Lawyer, TeleResources Engineering, Sydney (2006 – 2008).

EFL Language Instructor, Morioka English Academy, Iwate Japan (2002 – 2004).

Commercial Lawyer, Corrs, Chambers, Westgarth, Sydney (2000 – 2002).

Refereed Articles

  • (2023) International Merger and Acquisition: A Site of Interdisciplinary and Intertextual Discourse Activity. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly 2329-4906
  • (2022) The Use of a Multi-Perspectival Research Model for a Discourse Study of M&A Commercial Law Practice. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research 9(1): 2376-760X
  • (2022) The use of discourse expertise to control the provision of legal services and establish discursive hegemony in commercial law practice: a case study from Europe. International Journal of Legal Discourse 2364-883X
  • (2021) The Use of Discourse Maps to Teach Contract Negotiation Communicative Practices. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly 84(1): 2329-4906
  • (2021) The intertextual nature of embedded email communication for contract negotiation activities. Text & Talk. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse & Communication Studies 41(4): 1860-7330

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2019). It Doesn’t Always Pay to be Polite in Business: the Discourse Realities of Facework and Im/politeness Discourse Strategies in Contract Negotiation using Email Communication. Proceedings of the Third JALT Business Communication SIG Conference .It doesn’t always pay to be polite in business: the discourse realities of facework and im/politeness discourse strategies in contract negotiation using email communication. 1. 2. Toyo University, Tokyo