シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Niculina Nae
コード Couse Code NUC199_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 専門教育科目300系 / Specialized Subject 300
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term2

授業の概要 Course Overview

The present course is offered to Business and Foreign Studies majors. 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.

The aims of this course are:
• to improve students' English communication skills in business situations.
• to introduce and cultivate knowledge on topics such as business leadership, organisation and international markets.
. to help students improve their TOEIC score

By the end of this course, the students will demonstrate ability to
1. Make requests, introduce a company and personal history, make plans, express opinions and preferences, give directions and entertain a guest in English.
2. Carry a short conversation in a business setting
3. Achieve a minimum TOEIC score of 400 points

ATTENTION! This is a TOEIC compulsory subject. The students are expected to sit the June TOEIC test on campus. Failure to do so will result in an 'Incomplete" (不完全履修) grade in this course.

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


By the end of this course, the students will

Have had the opportunity to become a competent and confident user of elementary Business English
Have been introduced to some of the key topics and themes in contemporary Business English
Understand the style of easy business communication and given the opportunity to develop the basic skills of making presentations, taking part in meetings, negotiating, telephoning and using English in social contexts
Deal confidently with simple business texts in English

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

Homework, case preparation and class participation are your responsibility for the success of this course. English should be used in class at all times.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Course Introduction - Overview, Schedule, Grading Policy, Rules
Unit 1. Introductions.
Listening: Meeting Business Contacts
Reading: Angela Arhrendts
Language Focus: a/an with jobs, wh- questions
Skills: Introducing yourself and others
Useful Language


Unit 2: Work and leisure
Vocabulary: Days, months, dates
Reading: Describing your routine
Grammar: Present Simple
Grammar: Adverbs of Frequency
Talking about work & leisure


Unit 3. Problems
Vocabulary: Adjectives too/enough
Listening: Typical problems at work
Reading: Workplace problems
Grammar: Present simple - negatives & questions, have, some/any
Telephoning: solving problems


Unit 4: Travel
Vocabulary: Travel details
Listening: A business traveller
Reading: Business hotels
Language focus: can/can't, there is/there are
Skills: Making bookings and checking arrangements

Case 3. High-Style Business Rentals


Case discussion: High-Style Business Rentals

Unit 5: Food and Entertainment
Vocabulary: Eating out
Reading: Fast food in India
Language focus: some/any, countable&uncountable nouns
Listening: Entertaining clients
Skills: Making decisions


Unit 6: Buying and selling
Vocabulary: Choosing a product, choosing a service
Reading: A success story
Language focus: past simple, past time references
Listening: How to sell
Skills: Describing a product


Review for final exam.
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 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 10 %
期末試験 Final Exam 50 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Your final grade for this course is made up of:
20% - Class participation
20% - Homework
10% - TOEIC score (minimum 400)
50% - Final examination

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • David Cotton, David Falvey, Simon Kent「Market Leader Elementary」Pearson(2016)978-1408237052

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

1. Other handouts will be distributed by teacher at appropriate times.

2. 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

Active class participation and homework/case preparation are mandatory for this course.

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