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A Survey of Nurses’ English Needs #693

Sat, Nov 21, 16:45-17:10 JST CANCELLED
English for Specific Purposes College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation

This presentation reports on a pilot study for a national needs analysis survey of nursing English. We outline the procedures followed in setting up the survey, and provide suggestions for those wishing to conduct similar enquiries. The survey covered a wide range of nurses’ professional duties, and the findings have implications for anyone involved in teaching English to nurses and in the wider field of English for specific purposes.

Mathew Porter

Mathew Porter

Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University
I have been teaching English to nursing students for 6 years and am the co-founder of the Japan Association for Nursing English Teaching (JANET).
Ian Willey

Ian Willey

Kagawa University
I'm an associate professor at Kagawa University in Takamatsu, Japan. I have an MA in TESL from Kent State University and a PhD in Sociolinguistics from Hiroshima City University. My research focuses on second language writing, English for medical purposes, and classroom language policy.
Simon Capper

Simon Capper

Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing
Simon Capper is a long-term resident of Hiroshima, Japan. He has taught in Japanese tertiary education for over three decades and amazingly, still enjoys it. He has authored or co-authored about 15 English textbooks, including This is Japan (National Geographic Learning) and Bedside Manner Beginner and Any Questions? (both Perceptia Press). He is co-founder of JANET, the Japan Association for Nursing English Teaching.