University of Calgary

Marcia Kim

  • Instructor

Currently Teaching


Marcia is an Instructor in the International Foundations Program in the Werklund School of Education. She obtained her MA TESOL from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and her BA in English Literature from the University of Calgary.  She started with IFP in 2006. She has been working in the field of ESL since 1991 in both international and Canadian contexts.  Marcia is a PhD candidate in Educational Research.


School for International Training

University of Calgary


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

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 focuses on communication in multilingual healthcare environments.

Current Projects:

“An Investigation of the Cultural Factors Affecting L2 Writing: Student Perceptions in the EAP Classroom” Dr. Subrata Bhowmik (PI), Dr. Anita Chaudhuri, Dr. Gregory Tweedie, Marcia Kim, 2016 Teaching and Learning Grants Program Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary

“Exploring the Potential of a Diagnostic Language Assessment Tool: Supporting Curricular Renewal with learning Profiles” Dr. Soroush Sabagghan (PI), Dr. Douglas Sewell, Murray Peglar, and Marcia Kim, Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Werklund Teaching and Learning Grant, University of Calgary

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