シラバス Syllabus

授業名 TOEIC PREPARATION 1
Course Title TOEIC PREPARATION 1
担当教員 Instructor Name Alexander Kilpatrick
コード Couse Code NUC119_N22B
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 2022 UG Nisshin Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview


This course aims to enhance students' English proficiency, by tackling TOEIC Reading/Listening
questions. It adheres to the fundamental principles of the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business by approaching the teaching of specific learning goals with a frontier spirit.
This course will prepare students for upcoming TOEIC tests. Students will be taught TOEIC test strategies alongside general English skills; English skills will include speaking, listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary. Additionally, students will be taught independent learning skills so that they are able to make the best use of their time studying outside of the classroom.
The primary goal of this course is to achieve an improved TOEIC score. This will be attained by learning English alongside strategies for improving one's TOEIC score.

This is a TOEIC compulsory subject".

For TOEIC Compulsory Classes, students are required to take the June TOEIC for courses in Term 1 and 2, October TOEIC for courses in Term 3, and November TOEIC for courses in Term 4. If students fail to do so, they will get 'Incomplete (不完全履修)' for their grade.

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


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able:
(1) to gain both a practical knowledge of and an active vocabulary for Business English
(2) to read English in a reasonably fast manner
(3) to listen to English without translating into Japanese
(4) to develop confidence and motivation in English learning

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 %

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

Each class will commence with a short lecture examining one aspect of the TOEIC Test.
Each week (weeks 2-7) there will be a vocabulary quiz and a grammar quiz.
These weekly tests will contribute to 20% of your final grade.
There will be two mini TOEIC tests (in weeks 3 and 6) that will be worth 15% each.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Introduction To Class (Policy; Syllabus; Grading, etc.)
Grammar: Basic Tense

第2日(Day2)

Vocabulary and Grammar Test
Grammar: Complex tense


第3日(Day3)

Vocabulary and Grammar Test
Grammar: Parts of Speech 1
Mini TOEIC test

第4日(Day4)

Vocabulary and Grammar Test
Grammar: Parts of Speech 2


第5日(Day5)

Vocabulary and Grammar Test
Grammar: Parts of Speech 3

第6日(Day6)

Vocabulary and Grammar Test
Grammar: Articles
Mini TOEIC test

第7日(Day7)

Vocabulary and Grammar Test
Grammar: Review

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。
*クラス貢献度合計はコールドコールと授業内での挙手発言の合算値です。
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 50 %
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

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • Grant Trew「Tactics for TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Student Book」Oxford University Press(2013)9780194529716

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

All other materials will be provided by the teacher.

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

Each week (2-7) there are vocabulary and grammar tests. The best 4 tests from each make up 20% of your final grade (10% vocabulary, 10% grammar).

There are two mini TOEIC tests in weeks 3 and 6. These are worth 15% of your final grade each.

The final exam is worth 30% of your final grade.

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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