DM Jones

Instructor in beautiful Vancouver, BC

Email: [email protected]

  • Ludic keywords: tabletop gaming, play, game-related affinity groups, game thrifting
  • Language keywords: English, Italian, SLA, linguistics, TESOL
  • Pedagogy keywords: Tabletop GBLT, professional development, teacher cognition

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Profile

I have a combination of EFL and ESL experience and have worked with learners in a wide range of contexts. These days, I am implementing a GBLT approach and curriculum at a language school in Vancouver, Canada. My MA TESOL thesis topic is language teacher cognition related to tabletop game use. This remains my primary area of research focus and I hope to explore it further in the future. I am currently working on a project exploring teacher cognition related to tabletop game design. The first game that I can remember playing is Hungry, Hungry, Hippos. I am still trying to recapture the joy that I felt when my hippo managed to eat his first marble.

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Publications

  • Jones, D. M. (2020). Games in the language learning classroom: Is the juice worth the squeeze? Ludic Language Pedagogy (2), 1-36.