シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Niculina Nae
コード Couse Code NUC064_N23B
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 Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview

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

The present course is the fourth in a four-term course series offered to 1st year students at the Faculty of International Studies. The course will equip the students with essential English communication skills and global competences as stated in the mission of the University, such as "frontier spirit" and professional abilities necessary to bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world. The students will learn relevant business English vocabulary as well as communication strategies, which will enable them to successfully navigate the complex world of global business.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

By the end of this course, the students will demonstrate knowledge of:
1. TOEIC test structure
2. TOEIC relevant vocabulary and grammatical structures
3. TOEIC test strategies
4. Communication strategies in business situations
5. Critical thinking and decision-making skills

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

The aim of this course is to prepare the students for the TOEIC tests in June, October, and December.
The final goal of this course is English communication skills and knowledge equivalent to a TOEIC score of minimum 500 points.

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
LG5 Business Perspectives (BSc)
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

1. TOEIC Skills: Students will learn strategies for taking the TOEIC test.
2. Speaking: Students will have the opportunity to practice speaking English in class and receive feedback on their progress.
3. Listening: Students will practice listening to English, particularly in relevance to the listening section fo the TOEIC test.
4. Reading: Students will complete reading tasks that will prepare them for the reading section of the TOEIC test.
5. Grammar: Grammar will be taught with a focus on the needs of the students.
6. Vocabulary: Students will have access to (and be encouraged to study) a comprehensive vocabulary list recommended for achieving a CEFR A2 level at the TOEIC® Listening and Reading score.

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 supported by independent study completed by the students outside of class.
20% of the grade for this course will be made up of weekly vocabulary quizzes.
Participant-Centered Learning (PCL) and case method will be incorporated. The course will feature three business case studies, which will be prepared outside of class and discussed in class.
Group and peer interaction will occur throughout the term and will be supplemented with individual work. Students are strongly encouraged to make use of the resources in the Information Center for TOEIC practice.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Course Introduction (Schedule, Requirements, Grading Policy)
Unit 8: Health Care
Section A: Photographs, Focus on vocabulary, Listening: Conversations, Phonology, Question-Response
Reading Text Completion


Unit 8: Health Care
Section B: Focus on vocabulary, Listening: Talks, Reading: Incomplete sentences, Focus on Grammar, Reading Comprehension

Blood Type and Personality: Fact or fiction?


Unit 9: Housing and Property
Section A: Photographs, Focus on vocabulary, Listening: Conversations, Phonology, Question-Response, Reading: Text Completion


Unit 9: Housing and Property
Section B: Focus on vocabulary, Listening: Talks, Reading: Incomplete Sentences, Focus on Grammar, Reading Comprehension


Unit 10: Banking and Finance
Section A: Photographs, Focus on vocabulary, Listening: Conversations, Phonology, Question-Response
Reading: Text Completion

Case 2: Purchasing My Dream House (Source: Various)


Unit 10: Banking and Finance
Section B: Focus on vocabulary, Listening: Talks, Focus on Grammar, Reading: Incomplete sentences & Comprehension


Final exam review
Course Evaluations

Money Problems (Source: All Things English)

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 10 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 10 %
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

The grade is a sum of the following:
Homework and case preparation 20%
Class contribution 30%
Vocabulary practice 10%
TOEIC test 10%
Final exam 30%

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • A. Graham-Marr, J. Anderson, R. Howser, A. Sato「TOEIC Skills 1」Abax ELT Publishers(2016)978-1-78547-081-3

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Additional materials will be distributed by the course instructor.

The students must use the app Memrise for TOEIC vocabulary practice. This term they should have learned at least 300 words.

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

In addition to TOEIC-specific practice, the course will feature a variety of communicative activities.The teacher will make every effort to help students improve their TOEIC score and oral communication abilities.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Prof. Nae holds an MA in translation and a PhD with a dissertation in linguistics from Nagoya University. She has been teaching English to students of all ages and levels for over two decades. Besides an extensive teaching experience, Prof. Nae has been actively involved in research and translation/interpretation work. Her research interests are translation studies, internationalization in higher education, gender studies, and active learning in Japanese clasrooms.

Refereed Articles

  • (2023) Can Japan Aspire to a Gender-Equal Society? Japanese Male and Female Students' Attitudes Regarding Marriage and Gender Roles in Family and Society. Forum of International Development Studies 54(1): 2189-9126
  • (2022) The Post Pandemic "New Normal" in Japanese Education. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education XIII(3): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Study Abroad Programs at the Crossroads. Euromentor Journal, Studies about Education XIII(2): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Gender diversity on corporate boards – still a distant dream?. Cogito 14(1): ISSN 2068-6706
  • (2022) Acculturation in a hostile land: The plight of immigrant children in Japan. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education 13(1): ISSN 2068-780X

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2023). Enhancing English Vocabulary Learning through Listening to Vocal Music. Conference Proceedings. Innovation in Language Learning 2023 (e-book) .Innovation in Language Learning 2023, 16th Edition. 1. 2. Firenze, Italy
  • (2023). Cultivating Effective Communication Skills in TOEIC Classes: Moving Beyond Drills. Conference Proceedings. Innovation in Language Learning 2023 (e-book) .Innovation in Language Learning 2023, 16th Edition. 1. 2. Firenze, Italy
  • (2020). Conventional Education vs. Remote Education – “Just Put it Online?” A Report from Japan. Innovation in Language Learning 13th Edition Proceedings .Pixel Conferences. 1. 2. Florence, Italy
  • (2017). Womenomics: Is the Workforce Ready?. 10th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (Book of Proceedings) .EuroMed Academy of Business. 1. 4. Rome, Italy
  • (2017). From Home to Workplace: Is Womenomics Possible?. IAFFE 2017 Book of Abstracts .IAFFE. 1. 3. Sungshin University, Seoul, South Korea