Valerie Nao YoshimuraValerie Nao Yoshimura, a French teacher at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, is the winner of this year’s Friedel and Otto Eberspacher Award for Excellence in the Teaching of a Modern Western European Language.

Each year, CTY gives the award to an educator who inspires students to understand the world’s people and cultures. Lieselotte E. Kurth of Johns Hopkins University’s German Department established the award in 1989. It includes a $1,500 prize....Click here to read more.