University of Calgary

Gregory Tweedie

  • Senior Instructor

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Profile

Dr. M. Gregory Tweedie is a Senior Instructor in the Werklund School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Education (Applied Linguistic focus) from the University of Southern Queensland. Dr. Tweedie has been involved in language education, teacher development, and educational research in both international and Canadian contexts since 1999.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Tweedie’s research is centred around this question: What happens when English becomes a vehicle of communication, in international professional contexts, for people from differing first languages? 

Publications - refereed

Book chapters

Tweedie, M.G. (2018). Listening instruction for ESP. Exploring nursing education where English is a lingua franca. In A. Burns & J. Siegel. 

            (Eds.) International perspectives on teaching the four skills in ELT. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Johnson, R. & Tweedie, M.G. (2017). A comparison of IELTS, TOEFL and English for Academic

            Purposes course results as predictors of English Language Learner success in a

            transnational undergraduate nursing program. In C. Coombes, P. Davidson, A. Gerbil,

            D. Borale, & S. Hidri (Eds.). Language assessment in the Middle East and North Africa:

            Theory, practice and future trends. Dubai: TESOL Arabia.

 Journal articles

Tweedie, M.G. & Chu, M-W. (2017).  Challenging equivalency in measures of English language proficiency for university admission:

            data from an undergraduate engineering programme. Studies in Higher Education, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1395008

 

Dressler, R. & Tweedie, M.G. (2016). “Today I wrote my mind”: Dialogue journals in short-term

            study abroad. TESOL Journal, 7(4), 939-967. doi: 10.1002/tesj.254.

 

Tweedie, M.G. & Kim, M. (2015). Social acculturation: An overlooked element of EAP curriculum.

            TESL Canada, 33(1), 41-57. doi: 10/18806/tesl/v33i1.1226.

 

Tweedie, M.G., Johnson, R., Kay, W. & Shimoda, J. (2015). Direct phonemic awareness instruction

            as a means of improving text comprehension for adult English language learners. Journal

            of Educational Thought, 47(2), 55-76.

 

Tweedie, M.G., Clark, S., Johnson, R., and Kay, W. (2013). The “dissertation marathon” in doctoral

distance education. Distance Education, 34(3), 379-390. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2013. 835778.

 

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.

Conference presentations - refereed 

Tweedie, M. Gregory & Chu, M-W. (2016, June). A comparison of IELTS, TOEFL and EAP as

            predictors of student success in an undergraduate engineering program. Paper

            presented at Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Toronto, ON.

 

Tweedie, M.G. (2016, March). Communication errors and patient safety where English is a lingua

            franca. Workshop presentation at Languages Canada Conference, Victoria, BC.

 

Tweedie, M.G. & Kim, M. (2015, October). Social acculturation: An overlooked element of EAP

            curriculum. Workshop presentation at TESL Canada Conference, Lake Louise, AB.

 

Tweedie, M.G. (2015, May). Adult-themed phonics? Phonemic awareness to improve text

            access in English for Academic Purposes. Paper presented at the IDEAS Conference,

            University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

 

Tweedie, M.G. (2013, June).  Working with the General Service List (GSL) for vocabulary

            acquisition. Workshop presentation at Azerbaijan English Teachers’ Association (AzETA),

            Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.

 

Tweedie, M.G. (2013, January). Working with the General Service List (GSL) for vocabulary

            acquisition. Workshop presentation at Nile TESOL Conference, Cairo, Egypt.

 

Tweedie, M.G. (2012, June). Trading places: Are local attitudes now the biggest threat to local

            language variations? Research from Singapore. Paper presented at the International

            Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Vancouver, BC.

 

Shimoda, J. & Tweedie, M.G. (2012, April). Academic vocabulary acquisition strategies for EAP

            students. Workshop presentation at Qatar TESOL Conference, Doha, Qatar.

 

Tweedie, M.G. & Johnson, R.C. (2008, February). The efficacy of direct phonics instruction among

            rural Malaysian Year 1 English language learners. Paper presentation at Cambodia

            TESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

Tweedie M.G. (2007, April). A healthy dose of reality: Some pitfalls to avoid in language teacher

            training. Paper presentation at RELC Seminar, Singapore. 

Publications - refereed (in press)

Tweedie, M. G. & Johnson, R. (In press). 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. London: Palgrave.

 

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