A picture of myself wearing a blue sweater. I am standing in front of a mosaic wall at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Cesar Teló

Pronouns: he/him


Master's Student

University of Calgary

Contact information


Educational Background

BA English Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 2021


In 2021, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (concentration in English Language and Applied Linguistics) from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. During my undergraduate studies, I was a visiting student at the University of Calgary, Canada, funded by the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (Government of Canada).

In 2022, I did a research internship at the Psycholinguistics Laboratory at the Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics in Berlin, Germany.


Areas of Research

Second Language Speech - Pronunciation

As an applied linguist, I am interested in real-world language-related issues. Broadly, I am fascinated by all phenomena related to non-native speech, such as how second language users learn and process the sounds of a new language, how cognitive and psychosocial individual differences affect the learning process, how listeners react to non-native speech, and how speaking with a foreign accent impacts speakers’ lives.

Pronunciation teaching is another research interest of mine, which includes teacher education and the development of resources to help teachers address pronunciation more effectively in the classroom.


Course number Course title Semester
SPAN 203 LAB Beginner's Spanish II Winter 2023
SPAN 201 LAB Beginner's Spanish I Fall 2022
SPAN 203 LAB Beginner's Spanish II Fall 2022


  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship - International, Government of Alberta. 2022
  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, Global Affairs - Government of Canada. 2021


Journal of Second Language Pronunciation

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching