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Sara Williams


Sara Williams has worked as a lecturer in the ESL Program at UW-Stevens Point since 2008. Although she is a native of Stevens Point, she has spent much of her adult life living and working in France and French speaking West Africa. She and her husband raised their family in Senegal, West Africa, where they worked analyzing some of the many unwritten languages spoken there and training others to do the same.

Williams enjoys helping students perfect their English and hopes to transmit some of her passion for all languages and the people who speak them. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Portage County Cultural Festival. When she is not working, you will find her outside hiking, biking or cross-country skiing.


Co- Developer of the Initiation a la Linguistique course in Linguistics for members of national language translation teams. Member of SIL training staff working with members of language development teams, government officials and partner agencies.
SIL- Senegal Branch, Dakar, Senegal 1993-2005


“What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of person you are.” – C.S. Lewis

ESL Lecturer, World Languages and Literatures
Office of International Education

CCC 413


M.A. - Linguistics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linguistique Africaine
Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle, France

B.S. - Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Teaching English as a Second Language