Aline Germain-Rutherford

Surname: Germain-Rutherford
First name: Aline
Address for correspondence: E-mail 
Nationality: French / Canadian

Affiliation with educational networks/associations

  • ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Language)
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium)
  • AATF (American Association for Teachers of French)

Work information

Occupation or position
currently held:
Associate Vice President, Language Schools and Graduate Programs
Name of employer: Middlebury College
Country of employment: United States

Education and training

  • Doctorate, Didactologie/Didactique des langues et des cultures secondes, La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France, 1992.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma (Diplôme d’études approfondies (D.E.A.)), Phonétique expérimentale, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1982.
  • Masters, Linguistics, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1980
  • Diplôme d’études audio-visuelles pour l’enseignement des langues, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1980
  • B.A. (Licence), Linguistics, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1979
  • B.A. (Licence), English Literature, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1978

Languages of communication

Mother tongue French
Other languages English

Contribution to the project

I will contribute my experience and knowledge in the field of 1) online course design (Middlebury Interactive Languages – MIL); 2) teacher training both for face-to-face and virtual environments; 3) teaching a foreign language (French) to adults. The project will also benefit from my experience as Principal Investigator for projects on intercultural learning and the question of multiculturalism in the design of online courses.

Three related publications:
Enrica Piccardo, Germain-Rutherford, A., Clément, R. (Eds). « Adopting or adapting: how European is the Common European Framework of Reference?”, Synergies Europe, Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherches pour le Français Langue Internationale (Gerflint) n°6/2011

Germain-Rutherford, A. & Knoerr, H. (Eds.), « Individual Plurilingualism and Multilingual Communities in a context of official bilingualism », OLBI Working Papers, No2(1), 2011

Germain-Rutherford, A., Kerr, B. (2008). “An Inclusive Approach to Online Learning Environments: Models and Resources”, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, April 2008, Vol. 9 No.2, pp. 64-85; Code in ERIC: ED501110



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