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My bio

Walcir Cardoso's photoWalcir Cardoso's photoI am a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education and President of the Canadian Modern Language Review/La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes. I conduct 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 my 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. I am the author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications and I have presented more than 280 papers (55 as an invited speaker) at local and international conferences. The quality of my research was recognized in 2011 when I 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. I teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses including Phonology and its acquisition, Computers in Language Learning, and Methodology. Recently, I have received three teaching 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).

Outside of academia, I work as a consultant for Lexicon Branding in the design and evaluation of brand names, play the clarinet and a MIDI player, and experience other worlds in the form of music, (visual, concrete) poetry, and cinema.


Work Experience

June 2009 – Present:

Work in Progress



2005 – 2009: Work in Progress