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Sarah Knowles

Professorial Lecturer World Languages and Cultures

Sarah Young Knowles specializes in second language acquisition, language teaching methods and teacher education, and instructional design. She earned her doctorate in applied linguistics at Georgetown University, focusing on metalinguistic awareness in low-literate adult English language learner populations. Prior to joining the TESOL program, she worked as an adult ESL specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, a professional development consultant, and an online course developer and teacher trainer in the US and Ecuador. She has taught ESL to adult immigrants in the Washington, DC area since 2003, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer EFL teacher in Cameroon.


MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies (2002); PhD, Linguistics (Applied), Georgetown University (2016)

Languages Spoken
French, Spanish
CAS - World Languages and Cultures
Mary Graydon - 300
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3pm-5pm, MGC 300
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