Cynthia Tremblay


Cynthia Tremblay
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Office: ML 338A

  • B.A., French Studies,  Laval University, Quebec City, 1990
  • M.A., Linguistics, Laval University, Quebec City, 2005


I am originally from Nanaimo, B.C., but moved to Quebec city in 1987, where I lived for 15 years. I hold a B.A. in French Studies as well as an M.A. in Linguistics from Laval University. I have been teaching full time at the University of Waterloo in the Department of French Studies since September 2005. As well as teaching on campus, I am also the coordinator for the department’s online versions of FR 151 and 152. My main areas of interest are Second Language Acquisition and theories in grammar instruction.

Teaching interests

  • Secong Language Acquisition
  • Theories in grammar instruction
  • Online learning


  • The French Connection, coeditor
  • Centre d’aide à la rédaction, coordinator

Selected publications

  • Lappin-Fortin, Kerry, and C. Tremblay, "Nos débutants apprennent-ils aussi bien en ligne qu’en classe?" Faire vivre les identités : un parcours en francophonie, ed. Jean-Pierre Cuq et P. Chardenet, Paris : Éditions des archives contemporaines (2010), 183 – 190. [reprint]
  • Lappin-Fortin, Kerry, and C. Tremblay. "Nos débutants apprennent-ils aussi bien en ligne qu’en classe?" Dialogues et cultures, Actes du XIIe Congrès mondial de la FIPF, Tome II, Enjeux culturels et littéraires – Enjeux technologiques 55 (2009), 1003-1018.

Selected professional affiliations

Member of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics