Tamara Jones
Adjunct Faculty
School of Education

School of Education


  • Ph.D., Education, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • M.A., English Language Teaching, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • B.A., English, University of British Columbia.


Dr. Tamara Jones joined Notre Dame of Maryland University as an adjunct faculty member in August of 2016. Her teaching experience includes Issues in TESOL and Techniques for Teaching Reading and Writing for ELL Students. In addition to teaching in the NDMU MA in TESOL program, Dr. Jones is the Associate Director of the English Language Center at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. In both of these roles, Dr. Jones pulls from more than twenty years of experience as English as an Additional Language (EAL) instructor in Russia, Korea, England, Belgium and the USA.

Dr. Jones has been a regular presenter at local, national and international conferences, including MDTESOL, WATESOL, TESOL, and IATEFL. Her research interests include English Pronunciation teaching and learning, the acquisition of L2 speaking and listening skills, American English pragmatics, Content-based Instruction, and learning and teaching L2 vocabulary.

Recent Publications

  • Jones, T. (2018). Materials development for teaching Pronunciation. In J.I. Liontas, (Ed.) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Jones, T. (2018). Pronunciation in other areas of language. In Kang, O.K., Thompson, R. & Murphy, J. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of English Pronunciation, Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Jones, T. (2018). Collaborative storytelling. In J.L. Arnold & E. Herrick (Eds.) New Ways in Teaching with Music. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.
  • Jones, T. (2018). Musical paraphrasing. In J.L. Arnold & E. Herrick (Eds.) New Ways in Teaching with Music. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.
  • Jones, T. (2017). Prosody for teens and preteens: Pronunciation in a secondary ESL setting. In Murphy, J. (Ed.) Teaching the Pronunciation of ESL: Focus on Whole Courses, Ann Arbor: MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Jones, T. (2015). A pronunciation toolkit for IEP instructors. TESOL Connections, November 2015.
  • Miller, S. & Jones, T. (2016). Taking the fear factor out of integrating pronunciation and beginning grammar. In Jones, T. (Ed.) Pronunciation in the Classroom: The Overlooked Essential‏, Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.
  • Jones, T. (2015). 50 Ways to Teach them Pronunciation, Eugene OR: Wayzgoose Press.
  • Jones, T. (2015). Cambridge DGB Course, Level 3 Student’s Book, New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones, T. (2013). 50 Ways to Teach them Vocabulary, Eugene OR: Wayzgoose Press.
  • Jones, T. (2013). Five steps to phrasal verbs. Voices, 230, 10-11.
  • Miller, S. and Jones, T.(2013). Taking the fear factor out of teaching pronunciation. AEIS Newsletter. Retrieved from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolaeis/issues/2013-01-31/4.html.
  • Freire, R. & Jones, T. (2011). Q: Level 4 Listening and Speaking. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, T. (2012). Your pronunciation toolkit top ten. Speak Out, 42, 24-27.
  • Price, R, Jones, T. & De Angelis, C. (2007). Intensive English programs. Education USA Connections, 12-13.
  • Jones, T. (2005). Ten ways to turn lessons into games. ITESLJ, XI/ 7. Retrieved from http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Jones-LessonsIntoGames.html.
  • Jones, T. (2003). Favor asking and ESL. TESOL Journal, 12, 33-34.