シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name 栗原 典子(Noriko Kurihara)
コード Couse Code NUC020_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

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.
*This is a SAC compulsory course.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

This English language course provides students with basic readings and listening activities that emphasize the foundational English learned in high school. 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.

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

Case for Week 3: "E-commerce" (adapted from Business Venture 1, Module 6.6)


Week 5
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 8: Making Plans

Week 6
Vocabulary Quiz
Unit 8: Making Plans
Case Discussion

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


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

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

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

TEX加藤著『TOEIC L&R TEST 出る単特急 金のフレーズ』朝日新聞出版社、2018年、ISBN: 9784023315686
Additional materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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