Sarah Dawn Cooper

Online Lecturer of German

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages


After subsequent research into the sociocultural implications of ESL/EFL instruction in Germany, Sarah Cooper received her M.A. in World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with an area of emphasis in TESOL from West Virginia University in 2019. In 2017 she received a B.S. in Visual Journalism and a B.A. in German from West Virginia University, both of which serve as a framework for her current interest in how the world of English-language media affects Germany on a sociocultural and linguistic level. During her time at West Virginia University, Sarah taught various courses for the basic German program, became a member of the Delta Phi Alpha German National Honor Society, worked for the Intensive English Program for international students and represented the World Languages program through her recognition as an Eberly College Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. In 2015, she spent a year studying German at the Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg where she participated in the "Europa Macht Schule" program as a guest lecturer at the Dientzenhofer Gymnasium Bamberg. In 2013, Sarah also participated in an exchange program in Hildesheim, Germany through the Goethe Gymnasium Hildesheim. As an avid lover of language, history, and knowledge, she has translated an array of documents from clients ranging from WWII era government documents to Austrian ancestry diaries, and most notably assisted in translations for a documentary concerning the life of American-Polish pianist Mieczysław Munz. She has also translated more contemporary works in the fields of public relations, justice, and business. Not only does Sarah spend time in her local community tutoring public school children in German, she has also taught English to schoolchildren attending summer English camps in both Assisi and Brisighella, Italy. 

  • M.A., World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, West Virginia University, 2019
  • B.A., German, West Virginia University, 2017
  • B.S., Journalism, West Virginia University, 2017
  • Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg (Erasmus), 2015-2016
Awards and
  • Eberly College Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, West Virginia University, 2018-2019


Research Fields:
  • German


  • GRMN-1001: Elementary German I
  • GRMN-2001: Intermediate German I
  • GRMN-2002: Intermediate German II

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