シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Sugene Kim
コード Couse Code NUC053_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 教養教育科目100系 / Liberal Arts 100
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2023 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview

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

TOEIC Preparation 1 is an entry-level English language course. It is the first in a two-course sequence designed to develop students’ English language proficiency necessary for college-level study in an English environment.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

It provides a comprehensive overview/review of the basic elements of modern English usage to increase students’ grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills, which are also essential for achieving high scores on widely-accepted English proficiency tests, such as the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). Students are expected to actively engage with the instructor and other students to practice the new skills they learn in the course.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to make progress toward the following objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic components of sentence structure;
2. construct accurate simple and compound sentences using different grammatical structures; and
3. demonstrate techniques for improving vocabulary such as using contextual clues, word parts, and other reading devices.

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 students will learn advanced TOEIC-taking strategies and tips, will increase their business vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. In addition, the course will feature a communicative component which will aim to improve students' fluency and listening skills.

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.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Week 1 Course introduction
IntEG_Chapters 1–2 The sentence
The verb phrase
ESB_Chapter 1 Declarative sentences and word order


Week 2 IntEG_Chapters 3–4 The verb
The progressive tenses
ESB_Chapter 2–3 Interrogative sentences
Questions and answers


Week 3 IntEG_Chapter 5 The perfect tenses
ESB_Chapter 4 Imperative


Week 4 IntEG_Chapters 6–7 Modal auxiliaries
The progressive forms of modal auxiliaries
ESB_Chapter 5 Coordinating and correlative conjunctions


Week 5 IntEG_Chapter 8 The auxiliary verb do
ESB_Chapter 6 Subordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs

Case study_"Practice makes perfect" (handout)


Week 6 IntEG_Chapters 9–10 The passive voice
The passive form of modal auxiliaries
ESB_Chapter 7 Pronouns


Week 7 IntEG_Chapter 11 The stative passive
ESB_Chapter 8 Prepositions

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 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 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

This is a TOEIC-Compulsory Subject where students are required to take a TOEIC in June. If you do not take the TOEIC in June, you will lose the credits for failing to complete the course (regarded as being "incomplete").

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • .「none (Materials to be distributed in class)」.(.)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners (2nd edition, 2017), ISBN: 1260010864
Grammar Connection: Structure Through Content

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 

Sugene Kim is an associate professor of English at Nagoya University of Commerce & Business. (The correct pronunciation of "Sugene" is "スウジン.") She holds a master’s degree in professional English writing and a doctorate in applied linguistics from Ewha Womans University. Her research focuses on academic writing, second language (L2) acquisition, and morphosyntax within the framework of pedagogical grammar. She is particularly interested in examining the cognitive and linguistic strategies utilized by adult L2 learners to address writing difficulties in different rhetorical contexts. Her related research interests include sociolinguistic variation and World Englishes.

Refereed Articles

  • (2023) A comparative analysis of language choices in written peer feedback provided by high- and low-proficiency Japanese EFL students. Language Teaching Research 1362-1688 (print), 1477-0954 (web)
  • (2023) “Sorry, I don’t good English”: Japanese L2 students’ written peer feedback in the face-to-face and anonymous review modes. Journal of Writing Research 15(2):
  • (2022) ‘Who expresses an honest opinion as it stands in Japan?’: Cultural issues and Japanese L2 students’ experiences of face-to-face and anonymous peer review. Higher Education Research & Development
  • (2022) ‘Ehh? Order through kiosk? What’s that?’ Public attitudes towards the excessive Anglicisation of commerce in South Korea. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 42 ‎0143-4632 (print); 1747-7557 (web)
  • (2021) Prepping for the TOEFL iBT Writing test, Gangnam style. Assessing Writing 50 1075-2935

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2019). Revisiting Causes of Korean EFL Learners’ Article Errors: Prioritisation of Specificity over Definiteness. Proceedings of the 24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference .24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference. 2. 2. Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • (2019). Japanese EFL Student Writers’ Perspectives on Anonymous Peer Review. Proceedings of the 24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference .24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference. 1. 2. Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea