English Language Study Skills and the Internet (ELSSI)

Computer connecting to Internet

Welcome Letter

Dear Student,

Welcome to the ELSSI course! I am writing this letter to introduce myself and tell you about my background and what I did this summer. Please read to the bottom, your first homework assignment is described below.

First, my name is Brent Jones. I was born in a small town in central California and grew up in Oregon and Hawaii. I came to Japan as an exchange student in 1989 and began teaching English at about the same time. I currently teach at Kwansei Gakuin , Kinki University, Konan University and Osaka NHK Culture Center.

Hobbies I enjoy are reading (especially suspense and mysteries), collecting stamps and coins, and playing with my 4-year-old daughter. I also enjoy camping, surfing, skiing, working as a volunteer with blind people in the Kansai area and traveling (inside Japan and around the world). Please visit my other homepage if you would like to see some pictures from our trip this summer.

This has been a busy summer. After returning to Japan, I finished writing some papers I hope to publish and continued designing the ELSSI course. I also took my daughter to the pool and played golf a couple of times. Anyway, I'm refreshed and ready to start the new term.

Good luck with your studies. Please let me know if you have any troubles and we will try to work it out together.

Your first homework assignment is to write a response to this letter. I would like to learn as much as possible about you, your family, hobbies and interests, hopes and dreams, etc. Please send your letter to me as an e-mail message at bjones_jp@yahoo.com.

Best Regards,

Brent A. Jones

ELSSI Navigation
- Introduction
  This is the ELSSI homepage.

- Syllabus
  Includes course description, goals and other useful information.

- Schedule
  A list of starting and ending dates for each module.

- Evaluation
  Grading rubric for evaluating learner performance and survey to evaluate the course.

- Module Two
- Module Three
- Module Four
- Module Five
- Module Six

- Module Seven

This course was designed and developed as a requirement for the L630 Course Development for Online Educators course through the Education Department at Indiana University.
The work of both Karen Hallett and Eileen Cotton provided inspiration for the content and organization of this course. This page was created with Netscape Navigator Gold.

Contact Information
For more information, email me at bjones_jp@yahoo.com.

This page last updated on September 12, 2004.
Copyright © 2004 Brent A. Jones. All rights reserved.