シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Alexander Kilpatrick
コード Couse Code NUC021_N24B
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 Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview

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

English is the global language and is important in education, interpersonal relations and business. Using active learning methodology, the ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS
500 course is designed to help students develop the core English language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking to be successful in further academic study
and and workplaces. 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.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

This course has a special focus on grammar and vocabulary learned through reading, writing, listening, speaking tasks designed to help students achieve the CEFR B1
level at the TOEIC® Listening and Reading 405-600 score range.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

Students will be able to develop and improve their core English language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking by actively participating in case method 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

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

o Grammar: to review the grammar learnt in the previous academic year, to use the grammar of each week in class activities.
o Reading: to improve reading fluency, and to learn and use critical reading strategies.
o 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.
o Speaking & Communication: to discuss topics using spontaneous and practiced speech, to accurately express one's opinion, to ask and respond to questions about
one's opinion.
o Writing: write learning various writing styles, with a focus on complex sentences.

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 %

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. The independent study will include work homework
assigned on Google Classroom and from the course materials available in the online platform of the Business Result Elementary textbook. Group and peer interaction
will occur through the semester, which will be evaluated and supported with feedback from the instructor.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Weeks 1 - 2: Unit 7
Departments - prepositions of place and movement.

"Career Profiles"
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Weeks 3 - 4: Unit 8
Employment - present continuous.

"Job Advertisements"
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Weeks 5 - 6: Unit 9
Competition - comparatives.

"Accor Hotel Group"
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Week 7 - Student Presentations


Weeks 8 - 9: Unit 10
Teamwork - Superlative forms.

"Who's my Boss?"
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Weeks 10 - 12: Unit 11
Travel - infinitive of purpose.

"Making a Reservation"
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Weeks 13 - 14: Unit 12
Schedules - present perfect.

"The Busiest Season"
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

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 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
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 = Weekly SAC Writing Activities
Quizzes / Tests = The Average of May & December TOEIC Test scores + Class activities
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.

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」OUP(2017)978-0194738668

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Additional materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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


担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Alexander Kilpatrick is an assistant professor at the Nagoya University of Business and Commerce. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne. Alexander's main area of research involves examining the influence of transitional probability on non-native speech perception. More specifically, it focuses on the chance of sounds co-occurring in a language and makes predictions as to how listeners will misperceive non-native speech based on that chance.

He is available to meet with students on Wednesdays 11:20 - 12:50 in room 6306.

His areas of interest include Speech perception, Iconicity, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Transitional Probability, Phonetics, and Phonology.

(実務経験 Work experience)

2014-2016 - La Trobe University - English Teacher
2016-2017 - La Trobe University - English Lecturer
2016-2019 - University of Melbourne - Teacher's Assistant
2019-current - Nagoya University of Business and Commerce - Assistant Professor

Refereed Articles

  • (2024) Sound Symbolism in Japanese Names: Machine Learning Approaches to Gender Classification. Plos One
  • (2024) Using artificial intelligence to explore sound symbolic expressions of gender in American English. PeerJ Computer Science 10:e1811 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.1811
  • (2023) A cross-linguistic, sound symbolic relationship between bilabial consonants, voiced plosives, and Pokémon Friendship. Frontiers in Psychlogy
  • (2023) Random Forests, Sound Symbolism and Pokémon Evolution. PLoS One
  • (2020) Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis is Modulated by Transitional Probability. Language and Speech 63(2): 10.1177/0023830920930042

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2024). Sound Symbolism in Automatic Emotion Recognition and Sentiment Analysis. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cognitive AI 2023 .Cognitive AI 2023. 1. 2. Bari University, Italy
  • (2023). Iconicity Through the Lens of Information Theory. THE ICONICITY SEMINAR 2023 .THE ICONICITY SEMINAR 2023. 1. 2. Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
  • (2023). Training Artificial Intelligence to Assess ESL Writing Using Complexity Measures. JSLS 2023 Handbook .The 24th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences. 1. 2. Chuo University Tama Campus
  • (2019). Predictability, Word Frequency and Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences .The 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. 2. 2. Melbourne, Australia
  • (2018). Japanese Vowel Devoicing Modulates Perceptual Epenthesis. Proceedings of the 17th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2018) .the 17th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2018). 1. 2. Coogee Bay Hotel