|担当者||ROUAULT, Gregory T.||履修期||前期授業|
|授業題目||English Language Skills|
|授業の概要||This introductory course at the graduate level is taught in English and is underpinned by task-based experiential "learning by doing."
Course contents & learning tasks focus on the relevant skills and typical functions for business communications in a global context.
[Instructor's practical experience: For over 10 years engaged in training, sales & marketing in packaged goods companies in Canada with non-native English speaking customers and business English training in Japan for Nestle, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Kawasaki, Nihon Felt (Ambic), & Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim]
|学習の到達目標||The KSA aims of the course are to develop: 1) knowledge of English terms & grammatical structures commonly used in business, 2) skills in using practical English for functional business purposes and interactions, and 3) a more confident attitude & improved self-efficacy toward learning by doing and using foreign language (input & output) for meaningful communication purposes.|
|授業計画||第１回||Course Introduction, Overview, and Needs Analysis
Agreeing and Disagreeing
|第２回||Asking for information
Meeting management: Checking for understanding
|第４回||Deciding, Refusing, and Promising
Meeting management: Presenting information
|第５回||Complaining and Apologizing, Expressing feelings|
|第６回||Describing Products and Processes
Meeting management: Problem solving
|第７回||Giving directions and instructions|
|第８回||Giving advice and opinions with reasons
Meeting management: Making explanations and clarifications"
|第９回||Making arrangements and Getting things done|
|第１０回||Reporting information and questions
Meeting management: Reaching agreement
|第１１回||Describing trends and Making predictions|
|第１２回||Requests and suggesting
Meeting management : Summarizing and consolidating
|第１４回||Meeting management roleplay|
|第１５回||Bargaining to reach agreement and Dealing with numbers|
|授業外学習の課題||In the "flipped classroom" method of this course, students are expected to complete out of class preparation on individual & small group tasks to prepare for in class language use in discussions and meetings, as in the real world. To allow for personalized learning
targets, there is also an independent self-study project (to be completed outside of class) that is tailored to adult learners with diverse needs & skills.
|履修上の注意事項||In class activities focus on: (1) mini lectures on business communication themes and real world accounts on applications of the relevant functions being discussed that week, (2) interaction in business communication and role plays with strategies to deal with any communication breakdown, and (3) practical workshop tasks on meeting management skills.|
|成績評価の方法・基準||Weekly homework on functional English with 3-2-1 takeaways 20%, an oral & written business English in use portfolio record 20%, a meeting management workbook & role play scenarios 25%, an independent study project 20%, and active participation in class 15%.|
|テキスト||To be confirmed in class following an initial needs analysis|
|参考文献||"Market Leader Business Grammar and Usage" series by P. Strutt, Pearson Longman Business English.
"Business Vocabulary in Use" series by B.Mascull, Cambridge University Press.
|Feedback will be provided on assignments and submissions using grading sheets or scoring rubrics (some as quizzes in Google Classroom) along with my descriptive comments within 2 weeks. Please contact me by email or see me after class with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Tues Per 4 14:45 - 16:15 Bldg 8, 1F (Manabi Commons) or by appointment at my office (3-323).