Brent's Home on the Web
Welcome to my website. My name is Brent Allen Jones and I have been working and living in Japan since 1989. I am currently the Director of Language Programs at Konan University, Hirao School of Management and Country Coordinator for Teachers Helping Teachers in Kyrgyzstan. I have attempted to gather here some of my recent work. Please visit my blog to find out more about recent endeavors and/or to leave a comment.
Authenticity is more than speaking; Authenticity is also about doing. Every decision we make says something about who we are.
– Simon Sinek
I began my teaching career in Hawaii over thirty years ago and my first classrooms were the beaches and coastline off Maui Island where I taught windsurfing, surfing and sailing. Since then, my teaching has been mostly in the fields of English as a Foreign Language (with an emphasis on Business English) and Teacher Training. I currently teach content-focused English courses and projects such as Oral Histories, Change Management and the Beer Industry. I definitely feel most at home in the classroom (as opposed to my admin duties. 
Research Interests
My research interests are mostly related to education and learning. Second-language learning motivation and broader affective issues continue to intrigue me both as an area of research and as it relates to my own teaching and training endeavors. In recent years, I have concentrated more on service-learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning and content-focused language learning. Often, this ties back into the topics of motivation and affect. Here are separate pages for my presentations and publications.
Contact Me
Please feel free to contact me if you have any legitimate questions, constructive feedback or inspirational thoughts.
bjones@konan-u.ac.jp

+81-(0)798-63-5856
88-33 Takamatsu-cho, Nishinomiya, 
Japan 663-8204