|担当者||ROUAULT, Gregory T.||履修期||前期授業|
|授業題目||上級貿易通信 International Business Communication III|
|授業の概要||This task-based course focuses on creating a “real-life” English-communication environment in the classroom. Students simulate being interns at a new cutting-edge company where they work alone, in pairs, and in small groups to perform workplace and business-related tasks. All classroom activities are realistically connected; all conversations, discussions, video calls, interviews, and written outputs as well as presentations have a contextual purpose - similar to using English while working in a real company.
[Instructor's practical experience: Engaged in training, sales & marketing in packaged goods companies in Canada and in business English training in Japan for Nestle, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, Nihon Felt (Ambic), and Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim]
|学習の到達目標||This course employs a 'strong' version of TBL (task-based learning) organized according to the task complexity of the projects rather than by language forms. The primary goal is to develop communicative competence in English (rather than grammatical accuracy) through meaningful tasks relevant to real world business practices.|
LESSON 1 - WELCOME ABOARD - Your first day on the job
|第２回||LESSON 2 - THE DREAM TEAM - Meeting your team, Water cooler chat|
|第３回||LESSON 3 - THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX - Creative inventions|
|第４回||LESSON 4 - THE PRODUCT PROPOSAL - Elevator speech|
|第５回||LESSON 5 - CALL THE SHOTS - Take charge in new product analysis|
|第６回||LESSON 6 - A TEAM DECISION - Product review memo|
|第７回||LESSON 7 - KNOW YOUR MARKET - Project briefing report & Focus Group Surveys|
|第８回||LESSON 8 - Poster presentation|
|第９回||LESSON 9 - ANALYSIS AND REPORT - Analyze Focus Group results|
|第１０回||LESSON 10 - GET THE WORD OUT - Media messaging|
|第１１回||LESSON 11 - PREPARE A VIDEO COMMERCIAL - Explaining solutions to a problem|
|第１２回||LESSON 12 - BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER - Team tasks|
|第１３回||LESSON 13 - THE MAIN EVENT - Advertising campaign presentations and peer feedback|
|第１４回||LESSON 14 - DON'T SELL YOURSELF SHORT - Meetings and discussions|
|第１５回||LESSON 15 - THE INTERVIEW - Face-to-face communications for job hunting|
|授業外学習の課題||Students are expected to balance 60-90 minutes of out of class preparation time between completing tasks assigned as homework, preparing for group work, working on the stages of their independent study project, and reviewing the previous lesson & previewing the next lesson.|
|履修上の注意事項||Students in this English-based course work solo and in small teams with different members acting as Project Manager for stages 2-5 (which increase in complexity & challenge) with videos to support student roleplays in authentic business communications.
1) Please arrive on time, attend all lessons (with limited absenteeism), and participate actively in this class taught in English. (Please have access to a dictionary).
2) If you will be absent, please inform your instructor in advance and check with classmates to find out a) what was covered, b) the homework, & c) what to prepare for next class.
|成績評価の方法・基準||Business communication video 10%, Poster presentation 15%, Marketing research project & report 20%, Advertising campaign & presentation 20%, Speaking tasks (meetings & interviews) 15%, Independent self-study project 10%, Active participation 10% (with self, peer, & teacher assessments).|
|テキスト||M. Benevides & C. Valvona "Widgets Inc: A task-based course in workplace English" Atama-ii Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-194-11-4000-0|
|参考文献||Additional worksheets and self-study materials will be provided in class by the instructor or posted online in Google Classrooom for viewing or downloading together with assignment deadlines.|
|主な関連科目||国際ビジネスコミュニケーションIV / International Business Communication IV|
|Feedback will be provided on assignments and reports using grading sheets or scoring rubrics along with descriptive comments within 2 weeks.
Please contact me by email or see me after class with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
オフィスアワーOffice hours Tues Per 4 14:45 – 16:15 Bldg 8, 1F (Manabi Commons) or by appointment at my office (3-323)