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Dr. Walcir Cardoso, Concordia University

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Dr. Walcir Cardoso, Concordia University
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Office: S-FG 6441  
Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building,
1610 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2451
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Dr. Walcir Cardoso (PhD in Linguistics, McGill University) is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education and President of the Canadian Modern Language Review/La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes. He conducts SSHRC and FQRSC funded research in second language acquisition of phonology within an approach that combines insights from theoretical and applied linguistics. The practical goal of his research is to promote an effective and socially realistic pedagogy for the teaching of pronunciation and other language skills in traditional and computer-assisted environments. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has presented more than 350 papers (59 as invited speaker) at local and international conferences. The quality of his research was recognized in 2011 when he was the recipient of the Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education, bestowed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In 2017, he received a UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize, a team award as a co-investigator with the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance. Dr. Cardoso teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses including Phonology and its acquisition, Computers in Language Learning, and Methodology. For his excellence in teaching he has received three awards: (1) The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Concordia University, 2007), (2) the Professor of Merit Award (Société pour la promotion de l'enseignement de l'anglais au Québec - SPEAQ, 2008), and (3) the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching (Concordia University, 2009).


PhD, Linguistics, McGill University, 2003
MA (equivalent), TESL, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, 1993
BA, Portuguese Linguistics and Literature, Universidade Federal do Pará, 1993
BA, Applied English Linguistics, Universidade Federal do Pará, 1991

Professional experience

Professor of Applied Linguistics, Concordia University, 2003–present
Chargé de Cours of ESL: Listening, Université du Québec à Montreal, 2003
Lecturer of Introduction to Linguistics, McGill University, 1998–2001
Lecturer of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, McGill University, 2001–2003
“Professor Auxiliar” of English Linguistics, Universidade Federal do Pará, 1991–1994
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Centro Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos, 1987–1992

Current projects

In progress

Courses taught

Advanced Phonology (APLI 601, Concordia University)
Computers in Language Learning (TESL 330, Concordia University)
Methodology: Reading and Writing (TESL 424, Concordia University)
Introduction to Linguistics (104-201, McGill University)
Introduction to the Study of Languages (104-200, McGill University)
Portuguese as a Foreign Language (144-202, McGill University)
ESL: Listening (Université du Québec à Montréal)
English Phonology I–IV (Universidade Federal do Pará)

Research activities

  • Second language pronunciation
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • Phonology

Representative publications

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