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François Victor Tochon 

Francois Victor Tochon is Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he headed World Language Education for 6 years. He has a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Université Laval) and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Ottawa University), and received the equivalent of Honorary Doctorates from two universities in Argentina and Peru. Prof. Tochon worked on intercultural issues related to bilingualism in various countries and international language policies, looking for new ways to organize language teaching and learning. In 2009-2012, Prof. Tochon received an award from the U.S. Department of Education to create, research and evaluate a “deep approach” to foreign language curricula that would respect a pluralistic and federative view of language policies. It allowed him to format an interface between language policies and classroom curricula and practices. In 2007-2008, he was awarded grants from Spencer and Tubitak—National Science and Technology Foundation of Turkey—to study ways to internationalize Education through e-portfolios, world languages and an intercultural approach. With twenty-five books and hundred fifty articles and book chapters to his credit, Prof. Tochon has also been Visiting Professor in several universities. He is published in 11 languages. He is now in charge of the graduate program in World Language Education, which may count around 30 graduate students. He is also on the executive board of the Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). He has received the 2010 Award of Best Review of Research from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the 2012 Award of International Excellence from the University of Granada, Spain. Prof. Tochon's profile is among the 1% most visited profiles of LinkedIn and 2% most visited pages of Academia. In Summer of 2014 he received the 2013-2014 Medal of the Council Chairperson of the Lions Club International, and the 2013-2014 Medal of the International Chairperson of the Lions Club International Foundation for his contributions to Academia and to HUmanity.

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