シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Niculina Nae
コード Couse Code NUC133_N21B
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 Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview

The present course is the third in a four-term course offered to 1st year students in the Faculty of Global 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.
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
The aim of this course is to prepare the students for the TOEIC tests in June, September, 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)

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 75 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 25 %
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

This course will be guided by a lecture, which will be supported by independent study completed by the students outside of class.

35% 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 one business case study, which will be prepared outside of class and discussed in class.

Group and peer interaction will occur throughout the semester and will be supplemented with individual work.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Term 3 course introduction.
Unit 5: Manufacturing
Section A: Photographs, Focus on Vocabulary 1, Listening: Conversations, Listening: Phonology, Listening: Question-Response


Vocabulary Quiz 1
Previous week review and Homework check
Unit 5: Manufacturing
Section A: Reading: Text Completion, Let's Talk!,
Section B: Focus on Vocabulary 2, Listening: Talks, Reading: Incomplete Sentences


Vocabulary Quiz 2
Previous week review and Homework check
Unit 5: Manufacturing
Section B: Focus on Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Let's Talk!
Unit 6: Office Technology
Section A: Photographs, Focus on Vocabulary


Vocabulary Quiz 3
Previous week review and Homework check
Unit 6: Office Technology
Section A: Listening: Conversations, Listening: Phonology, Listening: Question-Response, Reading: Text Completion, Let's Talk!


Vocabulary Quiz 4
Previous week review and Homework Check
Unit 6: Office Technology
Section B: Focus on Vocabulary 2, Listening: Talks, Reading: Incomplete sentences, Focus on Grammar, Reading: Comprehension.


Vocabulary Quiz 5
Case Study

The Gustav Conference Centre: Coordinate the needs of three different companies (Source: Market Leader Elementary Textbook)


Vocabulary Quiz 6
Final Exam Review
Course Evaluations

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

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Your grade is a sum of the following:
Homework and preparation 10%
Class contribution 20%
Weekly vocabulary quiz 20%
September TOEIC test score requirement: 475+ 15%
Final exam 35%

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 register into app Memrise from the NUCB Google account with their real name. Example of login user name: shodai_taro. They are expected to practice TOEIC-related vocabulary on a daily basis.
NUCB TOEIC vocabulary link: https://app.memrise.com/course/718795/nucb-sac-toeic-vocabulary/

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

Learning should be your topmost priority. To get a high TOEIC score you must practice English every day for at least 15 minutes.

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

  • (2021) Lessons Learned in the Year of the Pandemic: A Case Study of Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. Euromentor Journal, Studies about Education 12(1): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2020) Online Learning During the Pandemic: Where does Japan Stand?. Euromentor, Journal Studies about Education 11(2): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2019) The Plight of Women in Positions of Corporate Leadership in the United States, the European Union, and Japan: Differing Laws and Cultures, Similar Issues. Michigan Journal of Gender and Law 26(2): 1095-8835
  • (2019) Teaching English with the Case Method: A Tentative Approach. Euromentor Journal Studies about Education 10(1): 2068-780X
  • (2019) Japan's Cross-Cultural Kids (CCK) and Their Quest for Identity. Cogito 11(1): 2068-6706

Refereed Proceedings

  • (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