Title: Teaching Assistant in Persian
Office: 1246 Van Hise
Education: Ph.D. Student, Second Language Acquisition, UW-Madison, 2013-Present
M.A., English Philology, General Linguistics, and Iranian Studies, University of Cologne, Germany, 2012
Certificate of Social Studies, History, and Language, College for International Students, Cologne, Germany, 2004
Prior to coming to UW-Madison Persian/Farsi program, Sara Farsiu was a teaching assistant at UW-Madison’s Department of German. In Summer 2014, she started her work as a German language teacher and a counselor at Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota. She has been teaching Persian/Farsi at UW-Madison since September 2014.
Sara’s research interests include Middle Eastern languages and cultures, the influence of cultural differences in learning a foreign language, mother tongue education in Iran, minority and refugee education, age and L2 learning, and the advantages and disadvantages of native and non-native speaking language teachers.
In 2013, Sara published “Shemiran: The Palaces and Gardens”, in Farhang-e Mardom, an Iranian Folklore Quarterly, No. 45-46, pp. 16-40, in Persian.