Dana Paramskas | College of Arts

Dana Paramskas

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Professor Emerita
School of Languages and Literatures
Phone number: 
MacKinnon 287



  • B.S.L. Georgetown University
    (Bachelor of Science in Languages & Linguistics)
  • M.S.L Georgetown University
    (Master of Science in Languages & Linguistics)
  • Ph.D. Université Laval

Field of specialization

  • Linguistique appliquée:le français langue seconde
  • Apprentissage de la langue assisté par la technologie
  • Enseignement de la langue assisté par ordinateur
  • Enseignement/apprentissage des langues sur Internet


  • “Developing L2 Written Fluency using Computer-Mediated Communication” L2 Writing in a Computer Environment: Transatlantic Perspectives. J. Bisaillon and E. Broady, Éds., London: Current Issues in University Teaching series/Association of French Language Studies/Centre for Information on Language Teaching Research, 2000, 41.
  • “The Shape of Computer-Mediated Communication” Call: Media, Designs and Applications. K. Cameron, Éd., Lisse (Netherlands): Swets & Zeitlinger, 1999, 13-34.
  • “Interactivity, Collaboration and Learner-Centering in L2 Reading and Writing”, The Converging of Two Visions: the learning and teaching of French and English as second languages at the university level/ Pour la convergence de deux visions: l’enseignement et l’apprentissage du français et de l’anglais langues secondes B l’université. R.Turgiuele and N. Naiman, Éds., Toronto, Canadian Scholars’ Press, 1996, 37-43.
  • “ELAO: GenPse et Avenir”, Theory and Application: Proceedings of CCALL2/CCELAO2. Peter Liddell, Éd., Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria Press, 1996, 65-77.
  • “Computer Conferencing as a CMC Tool for Augmenting Student Interaction, Student Collaboration and Learner-Centerdness”. Virtual Connections: On-line Activities and Projects for Networking Language Learners. Mark Warshauer, Éd., Manoa, Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center: U. of Hawaii Press, 1996, 30-33.


  • Council of Ontario Universities Honourable Mention award for best technological applications: FREN*1120 (Basic French: Writing).
  • 3M Teaching Fellowship award (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education).
  • 2004-06 Presidents’ Distinguished Professor Award
  • The U. S. University Continuing Education Association: Distinguished Course Award for DE/online course: “Basic French: Listening Comprehension”. Course developed by D. Paramskas.
  • Special Merit Award for Innovations in Teaching, U of G Faculty Association.
  • Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) Award of Excellence in Teaching.