Aline Germain-Rutherford

Associate partner

 Aline Germain-Rutherford

Last name - Germain-Rutherford

First name - Aline

Address of correspondance - E-mail

Nationality - French and Canadian

Affiliation with educational networks/association
  • VP Partnership and member of the Board of Directors: The Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning
  • Member of the Executive Committee: The 3M Teaching Fellow Council
  • Member: Educational Developers Caucus
  • Member: ACTFL
  • Member: MLA
  • Member: CALICO
  • Member EUOCALL
  • Member: AIPU (Association Internationale de Pédagogie Internationale)
Work information
Occupation or position currently held
  • Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Director, French School, Middlebury College, USA
Main activities and responsibilities
  • Ottawa: Teaching and coordinating the DLS (Second Language Teaching methodologies) program
  • Middlebury College: Administrator, Curriculum development
Name of employer
University of Ottawa
Country of employment
Education and training
Relevant qualifications or training
  • DOCTORAT, Didactologie/Didactique des langues et des cultures secondes, La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France
  • DIPLÔMES D’ÉTUDES APPROFONDIES (D.E.A.), Phonétique expérimentale, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • MAÎTRISE (Masters), Linguistique générale, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
Languages of communication
Mother tongue
Other languages
English, German
Project experience
1. e-pedagogiesinterculturelles, funded by AUF (L'agence universitaire de la Francophonie). 2004-2006.

In May 2007 the project received in May the Jean Demal Prize from the International Association of Pedagogy in Higher Education.

2. Development of a training program for FSL instructors in Teaching Oral Expression Strategies. Commissioned and funded by the Canada School of Public Service. 2005-2006

3.Promoting Successful Integration of New Immigrant University Professors into Ontario Post Secondary Institutions”. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship. 2004-2007. 

Expertise in the topic of the proposed project
Practice in the field




 Other relevant experience
5 year experience with administration and management of international research projects
15 year experience with language teaching and language teacher training program development and management.
10 year experience with online language teaching and learning, both in terms of teaching/course development and research.
25 years of experience with language teaching
10 year experience as an expert consultant on Language teaching and Teaching in higher education
Germain-Rutherford, A., Kerr, B. (2008). “An Inclusive Approach to Online Learning Environments: Models and Resources”, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Avril 2008, Vol. 9 No.2, pp.64-85

Germain-Rutherford, A., Kerr, B., Charlier, B., Moura, A., Mvoto Meyong, C., & Villa, G., (2007). « Une conception inclusive d’environnements d’apprentissage en ligne : modèles et ressources possibles », La Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire (RITPU), 2007. Vol 4 No.3, pp.20-34, Montreal.
Germain-Rutherford, A. (2007). “Comment se vit la pédagogie universitaire à l’Université d’Ottawa ? » dans Formation et soutien à l’enseignement universitaire: Des principes et des exemples pour inspirer l’action des administrations et des professeurs, Edited by Louise Langevin. Les Presses Universitaires du Quebec (PUQ).
Germain-Rutherford, A. (2006) La Correction phonétique en français : regard théorique et applications pédagogiques, Collection Formation Linguistique Canada, Commission de la Fonction Publique du Canada Includes 1 CD. ISBN 0-660-97105-4.      

Germain-Rutherford, A. (2006). Introduction au Français Langue Seconde.  Collection Formation Linguistique Canada, Commission de la Fonction  Publique du Canada . Includes 1 DVD and 1 CD.  ISBN 0-662-71582-9      

Germain-Rutherford, A. (2006). Introduction au français lange seconde : guide Pédagogique. Collection Formation Linguistique Canada, Commission de la Fonction Publique du Canada. ISBN 0-662-71583-7   

Germain-Rutherford, A, & Diallo, B. (2006). «Défis de la formation à l'utilisation des TIC dans les universités: modèle de formation à l'intégration des TIC. » Dans : La pratique enseignante en mutation à l’université, Edited by Nicole Rege Colet and Marc Romainville. Editions de Boeck, Bruxelles. pp.153-169
Germain-Rutherford, A., (2003). Teaching and Learning Oral Communication in a Distance Learning Setting: A case study. Contact, Volume 29, No2, pp. 74-89

Germain-Rutherford, A., (2002)“Making use of internet and speech technologies to teach a French phonology course”, Positive Pedagogy: Successful and Innovative Practices in Higher Education. Vol.2 No.1. Publication en ligne. 4 p.

Germain-Rutherford, A. & Martin, P., (2000). "Utilisation d'un logiciel de visualisation pour l'apprentissage de l'oral en langue seconde", ALSIC, (Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication), Vol. 3 No.1, pp.71-86



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