Jennifer ValckeKarolinska Institutet, Sweden
Jennifer is Educational Developer and Senior Lecturer for the Unit for Medical Education (UME) at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm, Sweden, where she trains teaching staff for the challenges of multilingual and multicultural learning spaces and works to ensure quality in English-medium instruction (EMI). Jennifer’s degrees are in the fields of modern languages (BA, Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB, Belgium) and film studies (MSc and PhD, University of Edinburgh, Scotland), but she also has expertise in teaching, training and advising teachers and university leadership on issues related to intercultural/international education, EMI and content and language integrated learning (CLIL). In 2014, Jennifer was recognised as the 2014 EAIE Rising Star for her work as a Steering group member of the Expert Community Languages and Culture. She has published extensively on CLIL in higher education and was a CLIL adviser and researcher at ULB, where she taught English for academic purposes to engineering, business and literature students. Born in Brussels of British and Belgian parents, Jennifer has lived and studied in Nigeria, Belgium and Scotland. She is fluent in French, English, Italian and Spanish and is currently learning Swedish. Jennifer is currently Chair of the EAIE Expert Community Languages and Culture.