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Tochon receives honorary professorship from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

April 10, 2018

UW-Madison’s Francois Tochon was recently awarded an honorary professorship from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, a public university located in Guangzhou, China.

Tochon receives honorary professorshipSuch an award is even more highly regarded than an honorary doctorate and is Tochon’s second honorary professorship, joining his two Ph.D.s and four honorary doctorates.

Tochon is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, where he leads the World Language Education program. He also has ties to the Department of French and Italian.

Tochon’s primary scholarship has focused on the Deep Approach to world language, an immersive, learner-centered, technology-rich and project-based approach designed for institutions of higher education that offer programs in language and culture, area studies, and international or global studies. His other scholarship also focuses on world language teacher education, and globalization and language policies.

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