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Professor Platte receives the 2020 Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching Award

July 8, 2021

The Classics Department congratulates Prof. Platte on receiving the 2020 Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching Award. Each year, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost recognize member's of the College's tenure-line and teaching-track faculty for excellence in teaching.award

Receiving the Council on Language Instruction (CLI) Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching was no small feat. All Northwestern language teachers are eligible, yet only one can be the recipient. Moreover, the Award is given out by other language teachers, with former winners sitting on the Award Committee. The judges are thus the most exacting on campus, applying the highest standards to applicant dossiers, which include letters of support from colleagues and students. 

The criteria for nomination ask that an instructor: 

Evidently, Prof. Platte not just met these criteria but exceeded them. The Classics Department offers him its warmest congratulations on his achievement!  



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