Kawasaki Medical School
Najma Janjua is a professor in the Department of Languages at Kawasaki Medical School in Kurashiki, Japan. She holds a doctorate in human genetics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is a recipient of the Quebec Ministry of Health research fellowship. Najma’s areas of research in language education include English for Medical Purposes, language transfer in Japanese ELLs, and EFL education in Asia. She is a past-chair of ESP-IS at TESOL International and presently serves as a Councilor on the executive board of Japan Society for Medical English Education.
For the PanSIG 2020's forum, the ICLE SIG united forces with the Study Abroad SIG and will discuss intercultural communication and mobility. We believe that the challenge of communication with people from different backgrounds is even more enhanced when working or studying with people from different cultures and in various contexts. The majority of students go abroad without sufficient intercultural preparation. How can we, as teachers, prepare students for dealing with this intercultural communication challenge? Some of the topics will include: • Best practices in study abroad • Study abroad risk management • Effectiveness of study abroad • Cultural differences in intercultural communication • Developing intercultural competence We will begin with Roxana Sandu, followed by Najma Janjua and then Bruce Lander and Kaori. We will then do some Q&A and finish with Daniel Velasco's video at https://youtu.be/7rZ6IAU0If0