シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name 室谷 章子(Akiko Muroya)
コード Couse Code NUC132_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

Relevance to NUCB Mission Statement

This course aims to improve students' ability to use English effectively, by teaching students how to understand the underlying knowledge of English. It will lead them to "succeed in the globalised business reality" where English is used as a globalised linguistic tool.
The Importance of this Course

This course aims to help students acquire basic grammatical rules and vocabulary necessary for the TOEIC score of 500: students will be able to gain fundamental grammatical and phonological knowledge, to increase active vocabulary size, and to study English actively in class and independently at home.

Across the classes, assignments and tasks typical to the junior high school and senior high school English classrooms are repeated and presented in individual and pair work formats. Homework and individual study components for active learning through online modules are also woven throughout the course.

Achievement Goals

This course aims to encourage students to discern the underlying syntactic, semantic, phonological differences between Japanese and English: Students will be aware of the different ways of expressing ideas in English. This course focuses on improving productive skills for the TOEIC test, by providing a lot of experiences to practise using English and make mistakes: Students will be able to enhance their communication skills.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG2 Diversity Awareness
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

Intended Learning Outcomes

1. TOEIC Skills: Students will be able to take the TOEIC by using the basic strategies.
2. Listening Skills: Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the speed/vocabulary of the TOEIC materials.
3. Reading Skills: Students will understand the structure of each passage/paragraph/sentence and expand their active vocabulary size.
4. Grammatical Skills: Students will acquire a solid understanding of sentence structures and grammatical categories.

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 85 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 15 %
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

1. Course Approach
In-class activities: Students are expected to be actively involved in individual/pair/group work to fully understand important grammatical/philological/vocabulary rules.
At-home assignments: Students are expected to take at least two hours per day to review what is learned and prepare for vocabulary/dictation quizzes.

2. Feedback Methods
Students will receive feedback on their results in the form of corrections /comments/points for the grades during class/office hour or anytime upon request.

3. Use of Information Centre for this course
Students are expected to review and practice what they've learned.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


1. Introduction of this course: what to prepare for quizzes/how to participate in and review each class
2. Introduction of TOEIC
3. Relationship between sentence structures and grammatical categories (essential elements)
4. Phonology


1. Vocabulary Quiz and the review
2. Relationship between sentence structures and grammatical categories (modifiers)
3. Review of Day 1
4. Word formation (prefix and suffix)
5. Unit 1 Section A
5. Review (questions and answers)


1. Vocabulary Quiz and the review
2. Relationship between sentence structures and grammatical categories (copula and thematic verbs)
3. Review of Day 2
4. Word formation (prefix and suffix)
5. Unit 1 Section B
5. Review (questions and answers)


1. Vocabulary Quiz and the review
2. Relationship between sentence structures and grammatical categories (objects and complements)
3. Review of Day 3
4. Word formation and grammatical categories (verbs and nouns)
5. Unit 2 Section A


1. Vocabulary Quiz and the review
2. Relationship between sentence structures and grammatical categories (objects and complements)
3. Review of Day 4
4. Word formation and grammatical categories (adjectives and adverbs)
5. Unit 2 Section B
5. Review (questions and answers)


1.Vocabulary Quiz
2.Case Study (Introduction) Vocabulary and Discussion

Introduction of Yourself


1. Vocabulary Quiz
2. Review of Day 1-6 (questions and answers) for the final exam

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

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 30 %
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 15 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 35 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

1. Students are expected to participate actively in in-class tasks and be committed diligently to
at-home assignments.
2. Students are expected to take an autonomous attitude toward achieving their TOEIC target score.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Graham-Marr, Anderson, Howser & Sato「NEW TOEIC® Skills 1」Abax ELT Publishers(2018)978-1896942933
  • TEX 加藤「TOEIC L&R TEST 出る単特急 銀のフレーズ」朝日新聞出版社 (2018)978-4023316843

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

1.TOEIC TEST 英文法 出るとこだけ    小石裕子 アルク  2016 978-4757428454
2.TOEIC TEST リスニング 出るとこだけ  小石裕子 アルク  2017 978-4757428836
3. TOEICテスト公式プラクティスリーディング編 国際ビジネスコミュニケーション協会 2017 978-4906033454
4.頻度別1問1答TOEIC L&RTEST リーディング 野村知也 アスク      2018 978-4866392134
5. 頻度別1問1答TOEIC L&RTEST リスニング 早川幸治 アスク       2018 978-4866392127

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

I will continue to offer moral support to 1st-year students so that they will become more interested and confident in English learning.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

学位     修士(応用言語学)・ 博士(言語学)
取得大学   エセックス大学(英国)
研究分野   言語学

Degrees M.A. in Applied Linguistics ・ Ph.D. in Linguistics
Conferred by the University of Essex (the United Kingdom)
Research Field Linguistics

Refereed Articles

  • (2018) L1 Transfer in L2 Acquisition of English Verbal Morphology by Japanese Young Instructed Learners. Languages 2019/4(1): 2226-471X
  • (2015) Testing theories of second language acquisition: evidence from Japanese learners' English / Ph.D. Thesis. University of Essex
  • (2014) Knowledge of syntax and verbal morphology in adolescent L2 English: a Feature Reassembly account. Kansas Working Paper in Linguistics 34
  • (2014) Selective variability in verbal morphology production by adolescent Japanese learners of English: testing two current approaches. Current Research in Applied Linguistics: Issues on Language and Cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 978-1-4438-5354-5
  • (2013) The form of English Wh-questions produced by Japanese adolescent learners: a Feature Reassembly account. Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics 14

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2019). Why are Subject wh-Questions More Difficult than Object wh-Questions?: A Study of Japanese Young Learners of English. The Selected Proceedings of the 2017 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) .2017 Second Language Research Forum. 1. 2. the Ohio State University, Columbus, the United States