シラバス Syllabus

授業名 LANGUAGE AND GLOBAL CULTURE 2 (Language Learning)
Course Title LANGUAGE AND GLOBAL CULTURE 2 (Language Learning): Bilingualism
担当教員 Instructor Name Xuehong He
コード Couse Code NUC231_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 共通専門教育科目400系 / Specialized Subject 400
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview


By equipping students with English language skills and knowledge on bilingualism, this course will facilitate students in becoming innovative and ethical leaders of the world. Various tasks and activities in this course will also develop students' 'Frontier Spirit' and assist them in developing their abilities to advance business and society in New Asia and beyond.
With a discussion-based approach, this course will enable students to further improve English speaking and listening skills as well as presentation skills. The English reading materials will also support them to enhance English reading and writing skills. Understanding bilingualism will also better prepare them for the current multilingual world.
This content course will be taught 100% in English by discussing English reading materials. It will not only strengthen students' English language skills but also advance their understanding of learning multiple languages and cultures.

***Important: Only students with a TOEIC score HIGHER THAN 500 can enroll in this course.

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
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


This course aims to provide a general introduction to bilingualism, with a focus on adult bilinguals. Research theories and personal stories will be drawn on to enrich understanding at both theoretical and practical levels. After taking this course, students will be able to apply the course knowledge to reflect on the language and culture experiences of their own and others.

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 60 %
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 20 %
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 is a discussion-based course that expects every student's active participation and contributions in whole-class and group discussion. To fully participate in the course, students need to complete weekly readings and prepare for in-depth discussion of the readings before coming to class. As a way to apply what is discussed in class, students will complete a project and give an oral presentation on the project findings in Class 7.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Class 1
- Building Class Rapport; Needs Assessment; Course Outline
- Introduction to Bilingualism


●使用するケース
Case Discussion: Becoming Bilingual (Grosjean, 2019)

第2日(Day2)

Class 2
- 1. Why Are People Bilingual?
- 2. Describing Bilinguals

第3日(Day3)

Class 3
- 3. The Functions of Languages
- 4. Language Mode and Language Choice

第4日(Day4)

Class 4
- 5. Code-Switching and Borrowing
- 6. Speaking and Writing Monolingually

第5日(Day5)

Class 5
- 7. Having an Accent in a Language
- 8. Languages across the Life Span

第6日(Day6)

Class 6
- 9. Attitudes and Feelings about Bilingualism
- 10. Bilinguals Who Are Also Bicultural

第7日(Day7)

Class 7
- Review
- Project Presentations

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 25 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 35 %
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 40 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

This course does not have a Final Exam.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • François Grosjean 「Bilingual: Life and Reality」Harvard University Press(2010)978-0674066137

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

- François Grosjean. (2019). A Journey in Languages ​​and Cultures: The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual. Oxford University Press.
- Albert Costa. (2019). The Bilingual Brain: And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language. Penguin.

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

Teaching this course for the first time.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Xuehong He, better known as Stella, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of International Studies at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. As a teacher-scholar, Stella’s teaching and research experience has come from China and the United States. She has taught English and Chinese as second/foreign languages from novice to advanced levels to children and adults in face-to-face and online settings. She has also offered face-to-face and online teacher education courses and workshops to pre-service and in-service second/foreign language instructors at undergraduate and graduate levels. Stella’s research focuses on Instructed Second Language Acquisition, with special attention to teaching and learning English and Chinese vocabulary. She has published and presented her research findings at well-established journals and conferences, such as TESOL Quarterly and the annual conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics.

Refereed Articles

  • (2020) Working Memory, Presentation Formats, and Attention: An Eye-tracking Study on Learning L2 Chinese Characters in a Computer-Assisted Self-Study Environment. ProQuest Dissertation Publishing
  • (2019) Choosing Words to Teach: A Novel Method for Vocabulary Selection and Its Practical Application. TESOL Quarterly 53(2):
  • (2017) Encounters: Chinese Language and Culture, 汉语和中国文化, Level 1, Annotated Instructor’s Edition 1 & 2, by Cynthia Y. Ning and John S. Montanaro. Chinese as a Second Language 52(1):






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