Marc Jones

Marc Jones
Toyo University · Department of Global Innovation Studies

MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL, MRes Humanities & Social Sciences University of Portsmouth
Investigating L2 English vowel acquisition, research/praxis with undergraduates, ADHD in teachers.

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Introduction
I currently work teaching English courses at Toyo University's Faculty of Global Studies in the Department of Global Innovation Studies. I hold a MA and MRes from University of Portsmouth. My interests are teaching listening and task-based language teaching. I use quasi-experiments, questionnaires, and interviews, duoethnography and narrative enquiry. My current project is on vowel perception and acquisition for Listening in a second language.
Additional affiliations
April 2021 - March 2029
Toyo University
Position
  • Lecturer
April 2018 - present
Obirin University
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Teaching Introductory Extensive Reading, Intermediate Authentic Listening, Intermediate Essay Writing, Intermediate Presentation, Advanced Language & Culture and compulsory English courses for speaking and listening.
April 2017 - present
Tokyo Kasei University
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Teaching English to first-year and second-year undergraduate students across departments. Teaching Intensive English to first-year undergraduates.
Education
September 2015 - December 2017
University of Portsmouth
Field of study
  • Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Publications

Publications (22)
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The authors conduct a duoethnographic exploration of listening pedagogy relating to authentic listening courses they taught in Italy and Japan respectively. Themes explored include how authenticity is operationalised and how it relates to the politics of text selection. Whether the Comprehension Approach (CA) (Field, 2008) is actually rejected by t...
Conference Paper
First-year students on an English medium instruction course at a private Japanese university were assigned linguistic landscape analysis fieldwork in order to foster academic literacies in order to prepare them for study abroad. Linguistic landscape work is by its nature interdisciplinary, which matches the needs of the department. It also validate...
Article
Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users, Mark R. Freiermuth & Nourollah Zarrinabadi (Eds.) (2020), Reviewed by Marc Jones. Teaching English as a Second Language Electronic Journal (TESL-EJ), 25(4). https://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej100/r1.pdf.
Presentation
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I explain how I taught linguistic landscape research methods to first year undergraduate students at a Japanese university and the outcomes this has had upon language awareness and motivation to use English language as an authentic method of communication rather than see it as an obligation or medium of instruction.
Preprint
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The prevalence of ADHD in the general population is estimated at approximately 7.1% (Thomas et al., 2019). In spite of this, in the language education literature attention is given only to learners with the condition, whereas teachers are overlooked. The authors consider how working while living with this condition has affected their teacher identi...
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Due to the move to online remote teaching, teachers and students have been required to change the way they undertake teaching and learning. Predictably, these changes have led to difficulties, in particular when teaching listening. Problems discussed include: use of streaming media playback resulting in effects that can hinder listening comprehensi...
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Literature on both task-based language teaching (TBLT) and listening in language teaching generally as well as in English language teaching (ELT) is lacking in description about what teachers do and to what extent they apply theory or research-based evidence to their classroom practice. The current study consists of 7 interviews conducted face-to-f...
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In this paper, an exploration of the problems encountered in teaching two elective English listening courses at Japanese universities in 2017 and 2018. Intended as a working paper with an intended audience of teaching professionals and those who support them, problems in working memory, motivation and general listening pedagogy are detailed.
Article
矯正歯科医と矯正歯科助手のための ESP コースの教材設計を知らせる ために、Teacher-Researcher は、矯正歯科プラクティショナーから患者へ の文章の小さなコーパスを組み立てた。コーパスは、まず、検索エンジ ンを用いて、矯正歯科に関する Keyword を検索し、次に URL を ICEWeb ソフトウェア(Weisser, 2014-2016)に入れてウェブサイトをコピーし、さ らにテキストを手作業でクリーニングすることにより作成した。その後 AntConc ソフトウェア(Anthony, 2014)を用いてテキストの分析を行っ た。本稿では、より深い文脈的利用の中で所見を位置づけることでコーパ スを理解する上での利点として、Corpus Compiler-as-Resea...
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This presentation aims to highlight problems that may be faced by teachers when teaching listening online remotely, either synchronously or asynchronously. Problems include (but are not limited to) desynchronisation resulting in McGurk effects (for example video playing a face saying /b/ while audio plays /d/ can result in the perception in listene...
Preprint
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Literature on both task-based language teaching (TBLT) and listening in language teaching generally as well as in English language teaching (ELT) is lacking in description about what teachers do and to what extent they apply theory or research-based evidence to their classroom practice. The current study consists of 7 interviews conducted face-to-f...
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How can we gather data from our classrooms (virtual or otherwise) to better inform our teaching? Full video, with reasonable quality auto-generated subtitles available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOq1C2J0Mfc
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FEEDBACK WELCOMED! Due to the international COVID-19 pandemic, many universities worldwide are moving from face-to-face to online remote teaching. This anonymous questionnaire study seeks to find the extent to which English language teachers bear the costs for this and to what extent appropriate education has been made since the beginning of 2020 a...
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In a survey of teachers’ beliefs and stated practices, sourced mainly through Twitter, it was found that instruction in bottom-up processing for L2 listening in English language teaching, as recommended by research literature, is stated as being carried out although not to a very large or regular extent. It also found that most teachers stated that...
Article
The authors examine and reflect upon their thought processes, events and stimuli that led them from using materials to producing materials. This is conducted as a duoethnography in order to interrogate personal experiences as ‘data’ for analysis. Further discussion centres on the rewards and challenges involved in creating materials for one’s class...
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I examine, using an autoethnographic narrative approach, the period of my career as an English teacher. Using anecdotal evidence, including details of settings and contexts, and general narrative reconstructions of typical lessons, I examine the teacher education opportunities made available to me. These opportunities, both explicit and implicit, d...
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How can language teachers teach for their students perception of phonemes most effectively, according to the research literature.
Preprint
In order to inform materials design for an ESP course for orthodontists and orthodontic assistants, the teacher-researcher assembled a small corpus of practitioner-to-patient written texts by using a search engine and copying websites using ICEWeb software (Weisser 2014-2016), cleaning the text manually and then analyzing the text with AntConc soft...
Preprint
In this paper, an exploration of the problems encountered in teaching two elective English listening courses at Japanese universities in 2017 and 2018. Intended as a working paper with an intended audience of teaching professionals and those who support them, problems in working memory, motivation and general listening pedagogy are detailed.
Article
This article provides a brief overview of the development and use of Task-Based Language Teaching(TBLT) in Japan current trends in TBLT in Japan, namely game_based learning and ESP are discussed prior to a discussion of future development involving the use of mobile devices and corpus linguistics within the TBLT framework.
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Although listening is an important form of language input for English language learners, it may not always be a skill that is taught but merely one that is practised or assessed (Field, 2008). In this paper, the author investigates stated practices and beliefs regarding listening and phonology of EFL teachers in Japan. The majority of teachers surv...

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I am looking to gain insight into teachers' beliefs, and stated practices in listening instruction, particularly with regard to Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) frameworks. This will use a qualitative approach as a preliminary exploration into how teachers approach listening, and how it aligns with elements of TBLT frameworks.
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To find out whether the target method improves the probability of acquiring L2 phonemes absent in L1. Evidence will be provided by decoding pre-recorded utterances.