シラバス Syllabus

授業名 BUSINESS READING
Course Title BUSINESS READING
担当教員 Instructor Name Alexander Kilpatrick
コード Couse Code NUC117_N21A
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 専門専門科目200系 / Specialized Subject 200
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview


This course is for non-native speakers of English. It includes the development of intermediate skills and strategies in reading comprehension, fluency, and critical thinking; intermediate academic vocabulary and the application of level-appropriate grammar and mechanics; and the ability to respond to academic readings through paraphrasing and writing short paragraphs.
This course will utilize traditional classroom strategies as well as case studies to improve the abilities of its participants to read business English.
By the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to read business English at an intermediate level independently.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

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


Using assigned texts, students will learn to:
1) Relate new information to prior knowledge.
2) Make predictions about the content of texts that they are about to read.
3) Skim and scan to determine main ideas, text patterns, and location of specific information
within a text.
4) Differentiate main ideas from major and minor supporting details in written materials.
5) Derive valid information from maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams within texts.
6) Demonstrate increasing word power by acquiring new vocabulary and the ability to guess
new words from context clues and word parts, then applying this knowledge through
subsequent practice exercises in new contexts.
7) Draw inferences.

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 50 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 50 %
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

Feedback will be delivered both formatively and summatively to students for both assessed and unassessed work.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Introduction to class
Textbook: Unit 1

●使用するケース
Introduction to case studies.
Case study practice (pg. 12 of the textbook)

第2日(Day2)

Textbook: Unit 2

●使用するケース
Introduction to case study 1: Making ethical decisions in business

第3日(Day3)

Textbook: Unit 3
Reading Test 1 (10% of total grade).

●使用するケース
Completion of case study 1: Making ethical decisions in business

第4日(Day4)

Textbook: Unit 4

●使用するケース
Introduction to case study 2: Negotiating international trade agreements

第5日(Day5)

Textbook: Unit 5

●使用するケース
Completion of case study 2: Negotiating international trade agreements

第6日(Day6)

Textbook: Unit 6
Reading Test 2 (10% of total grade).

●使用するケース
Introduction to case study 3: Designing an advertising campaign

第7日(Day7)

Textbook: Review Units 1-6

●使用するケース
Completion of case study 3: Designing an advertising campaign

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 10 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 50 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Class contribution is a combination of class attendance and contribution. Students will lose marks for missing classes and not contributing to class discussions.
Simulation is a measure of each student's performance in Case Studies.
There will be two tests during the term that are designed to prepare students for the final exam. These are each worth 10% of the total marks for the course.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • David Cotton, David Falvey, Simon Kent「Pre-Intermediate Market Leader (3rd Edition)」Pearson(2016)978-1408237076

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Additional resources will be supplied by the teacher.

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

Please see considerations of 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

  • (2020) Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis is Modulated by Transitional Probability. Language and Speech 63(2): 10.1177/0023830920930042
  • (2019) Japanese co-occurrence restrictions influence second language perception. Applied Psycholinguistics 40(2): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716418000711

Refereed Proceedings

  • (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
  • (2018). Japanese coda [m] elicits both perceptual assimilation and epenthesis. Proceedings of the ISAPh 2018 international symposium on applied phonetics .ISAPh 2018 international symposium on applied phonetics. 1. 2. University of Aizu
  • (2018). Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis is Modulated by Transitional Probability. Proceedings of the LabPhon 16 satellite: The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems .LabPhon 16 satellite: The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems. 1. 2. Lisbon University
  • (2016). Japanese Vowel Deletion Occurs in Words in Citation Form. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology .16th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2016). 2. 2. Western Sydney University






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