University of Calgary

Marcia Kim

  • Sessional Instructor

Currently Teaching


Dr. Marcia Kim is a sessional instructor in the Werklund School of Education where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. She has worked as an ESL administrator and Cambridge University CELTA administrator and trainer. Dr. Kim's work has appeared in peer-reviewed scholarly journals such as Journal of Educational Thought, TESL Canada Journal, and TESOL Journal. She has presented her work at various conferences, including Alberta TESL, American Association for Applied Linguistics, Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Comparative and International Education Society, TESL Canada, and TESOL. She is the co-author of the textbook Academic inquiry 1 Sentences and paragraphs published by Oxford University Press.


University of Calgary

School for International Training

University of Calgary


Kim, M., & Guo, Y. (Accepted). Resisting soft skills discourse: Perspectives and experiences of internationally educated nurses, International Review of Education.

Bhowmik, S., & Kim, M. (2021). ESL writing in Alberta schools: Teacher prepardness and pedagogical challenges, Language and Literacy. 3(3), 165-202.

Bhowmik, S., Chaudhuri, A., Tweedie, G., & Kim, M., & Liu, X. (2021). Culture and L2 writing: Student perceptions of factors affecting academic writing, Writing and Pedagogy, 12(2-3), 223–255.

Downes, L. & Kim, M. (2019). Critical discourse analysis in transcultural spaces. EPIGREP, 3(1), 42-53.

Becker, S., Ko, G., Groen, J., Czuy., Kim, M., & Roy, S. (2018). "Like bubbles floating on top:" Reflections on transcultural doctoral seminar participation. Journal of Educational Thought, 51(3), 297-316.

Kim, M. & MacDonald, J. (2018). Academic Inquiry 1, Sentences and Paragraphs. Don Mills, ON: OUP.

Bhowmik, S. K., & Kim, M. (2017). Preparing diverse learners for university: A strategy for teaching EAP students. TESOL Journal 9(3), 498-524.

Kim, M. (2016, October). Review of the book The Discourse of Nurse-Patient Interactions: Contrasting the Communicative Styles of U.S. and International Nurses (Staples, 2015). English for Specific Purposes 44, 82-83.

Tweedie, G. & Kim, M. (2015). EAP curriculum alignment and social acculturation:  Student perceptions. TESL Canada Journal 33(1), 41-57.

Douglas, S. & Kim, M. (2014). Task-based language teaching and English for academic purposes: An investigation into instructor perceptions and practice in the Canadian context. TESL Canada Journal 31(8), 1-22.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Marcia's doctoral research explored soft skills in nursing from the perspectives of Internationally Educated Nurses, and was guided by concepts borrowed from Michel Foucault's governmentality, transculturation, and narrative inquiry with a focus on life story.

Current Projects:

“The Efficacy of Experiential Learning through Peer Feedback in Graduate Education Programs" Subrata Bhowmik (PI), Anita Chaudhuri, Christie Hurrell, Marcia Kim, 2021 Teaching and Learning Grant, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary.

"ESL Writing Instruction in Alberta Schools: Teacher Preparedness and Pedagogical Challenges" Subrata Bhowmik (PI), Marcia Kim, Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies.


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