University of Calgary

Gregory Tweedie

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

 W2021 - EDUC 556.04 - Professional Learning K-12 (Community-Based pathways only)


Dr. Gregory Tweedie holds a PhD in Education (Applied Linguistics focus) from the University of Southern Queensland. His teaching and research draw heavily upon his experiences as a language teacher and language teacher trainer in East, Southeast and Central Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and his native Australia.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Gregory Tweedie’s research program, in the field of applied linguistics, focuses on the phenomena of the English language as communicative vehicle in international professional contexts, for people from differing first language (L1) backgrounds.

Current Projects

Accelerating Language Acquisition for ELL Jr. High Students – Alberta Education Research Partnerships Program

EFL (mis)communication in the Nursing Simulation Lab – Research Across Borders

When Families Reconnect – Alberta Education Research Partnerships Program


University of Southern Queensland

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Gregory Tweedie holds a secondary school teaching qualification from the Queensland College of Teachers.


Tweedie, M. G. & Johnson, R. (2018). Listening instruction: Exploring nursing education where English is a lingua franca. In J. Siegel, & A. Burns (Eds.), International perspectives on teaching the four skills in ELT (pp. 65-77).
London: Palgrave. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-63444-9_5

Tweedie, M. G. & Johnson, R. (2018) Listening instruction and patient safety: Exploring medical English as a lingua franca (MELF) for nursing education. Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity, 2(1),1-27.

Tweedie, M. G. & Dressler, R. (2018). Visual aids as response facilitators in dialogue journals. Language & Literacy, 20(2), 125-143.

Tweedie, M.G. & Chu, M-W. (2017). Challenging equivalency in measures of English language proficiency for university admission: Data from an undergraduate engineering program. Studies in Higher Education.
doi: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1395008

Johnson, R. and Tweedie, M.G. (2010). Could phonemic awareness instruction be (part of) the answer for young ELF learners? A report on the early literacy project in Malaysia. TESOL
Quarterly, 44(4), 822-829. doi: 10.5054/tq.2010.238131.

Media Work

Tweedie, M.G. & Johnson, R.C. (2018, June). Listening for patient safety: How English language use among nurses in Qatar can influence health care quality [Blog post]. Retrieved from

Sabbaghan, S., Peglar, M. & Tweedie, M. G. (2018, May). Vlogging in EAP [Blog post]. Retrieved from

Tweedie, M.G. & Kim, M. (2017, May). International students’ perceptions of curriculum and social integration [Blog post]. Retrieved from

Additional Research Interests

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