Marc Jones

English Instructor, Tokyo Kasei University

Email: [email protected]

  • Ludic keywords: RPG, gamification, secret
  • Language keywords: TBLT, listening, phonology, pronunciation, visual salience, corpus linguistics
  • Pedagogy keywords: TBLT, teacher cognition

👨‍🏫 Profile

Marc Jones is an English Instructor at universities in Japan who does research. He is obsessed with listening and how it is taught, and also with task-based language teaching, which is how he came to games. He has used RPG mechanics, and tabletop games in his teaching.

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📰 Publications

  • Jones, M. (2020). Investigating English Language Teachers’ Beliefs and Stated Practices Regarding Bottom-up Processing Instruction for Listening in L2 English. Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research, 8(1), 52–71.
  • Jones, M., & Steven, J. (2020). Duoethnography of Two EFL Teachers Developing Their Own Classroom Teaching Materials: The Language Scholar. Available from
  • Jones, M. (2020). The interaction of training and observation in one teacher’s development. In D. Hooper & N. Hashimoto (Eds.), Teacher Narratives from the Eikaiwa Classroom: Moving Beyond “McEnglish”. Candlin & Mynard.
  • Jones, M. (2018) Exploring Difficulties Faced in Teaching Elective English Listening Courses at Japanese Universities (working paper).
  • Jones, M. (2018) TBLT in Japan. ETAS Journal. Summer 2018: pp. 27-28.
  • Jones, M. (2017) Gathering the Evidence. TESOL Greece Newsletter. 135, July-September 2017. pp. 21-22.
  • Jones, M. (2016) Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices Regarding Listening and Pronunciation in EFL. Explorations in Teacher Development. ETD JALT TD SIG. 23:1 pp. 11-17.