McGill Writing Centre
ross.sundberg [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Ross has been teaching at the McGill Writing Centre since 2016. During this time, he has taught English pronunciation, communication for engineers, and academic skills for ESL students at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to teaching at McGill, he has also taught courses for future teachers on phonology and teaching methodologies at Concordia University where he focused on reflective practices and connections between theory and application. Drawing from a wide range of methods in his teaching, Ross is passionate about helping learners develop skills to bridge formal and informal environments so that knowledge and skills can be applied outside of the classroom.
In addition to teaching and research, Ross also has experience as an instructional designer and evaluator. At Concordia University he developed a series of French Language courses for graduate students and corresponding supporting resources for teachers. At Université de Québec à Montréal, he helped to place students into level appropriate ESL courses according to their writing, speaking, and pronunciation skills. Currently, he is finishing his PhD in Education at Concordia University where he specializes in Applied Linguistics and Educational Technology.
As a Faculty Lecturer, his responsibilities include teaching and coordinating a selection of ESL-related courses (English as a Second Language) and WCOM 206 (Communication in Engineering).
Communication in Engineering Award Committee
Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP)
Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Use Research Group
Sundberg, R. & Cardoso, W. (in press). The Feasibility of Using Bande à Part to Aid French Language Learners. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium.
O’Brien, M. & Sundberg, R. (2021). Lexical stress assignment preferences in L2 German. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching. https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2020-0104
Sundberg, R. & Cardoso, W. (2018). Learning French through music: the development of the Bande à Part app. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1(32), 49-70. https://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2018.1472616
Sheepy, E., Sundberg, R. & Laurie, A. (2017). An open-sourced and interactive ebook development program for minority languages. In Kate Borthwick, Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny (Eds), CALL in a climate of change: adapting to turbulent global conditions–short papers from EUROCALL 2017 (pp. 283-288). Research-publishing.net. https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2017.eurocall2017.727
Sundberg, R., Cardoso, W., & Alves, T. (2017). Graded music: Analysing lyrics by vocabulary level. In J. Arnold & E. Herrick (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching with Music. TESOL Press.
Ross Sundberg coordinates these courses:
WCOM 295 - ESL: Academic Skills (3 credits)
WCOM 206 - Communication in Engineering (3 credits)
WCOM 635 - ESL: Strategies for Academic Communication in English (1 credit)
WCOM 655 - ESL: Pronunciation for Effective Communication (1 credit)