Professor John West-Sooby awarded inaugural Prix du professeur de français de l’année

Long-time ASFS member Professor John West-Sooby was this week awarded the prestigious Prix du professeur de français de l’année for the tertiary sector by the Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia (FATFA), supported by the French Embassy in Australia. John is retiring from the University of Adelaide this year and it is thus a very timely award for him to receive, recognising as it does his decades of service as a French teacher and researcher, a mentor, and a champion for the promotion of French at a national level. 

A virtual event co-hosted with the French Embassy will be held on Thursday 26 November where nominees will ‘receive’ their award. John will also be interviewed by SBS French radio prior to the event.

Please join us in congratulating our very worthy colleague!

3 thoughts on “Professor John West-Sooby awarded inaugural Prix du professeur de français de l’année

  1. Congratulations dear John!
    From Jack and Margaret (Armidale NSW). Sending best wishes for a happy retirement.

  2. Warmest congratulations John on a well-deserved award. You were the best PhD supervisor ever! All good wishes Dr Hilary Hutchinson

  3. Warmest congratulations, John. I’m retiring too! Tom and I hope this means we’ll get more time to see you and Jean! Lots of love, Lea XXX

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