Esperanza Gorriz Jarque

Lecturer of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 481
Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 2:15pm-3:15pm and by appt


M.A., Spanish and Linguistics, West Virginia University (2013)

Certificate in University Teaching, West Virginia University (2013)                                            

M.A., English as a Foreign Language, University of Murcia, Murcia (Spain) (2008)

B.A., Translation and Interpretation, University Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) (2007)

Research Interests

  • Cultures in Contact
  • Modern Linguistics
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Pop Culture
  • Translation and Interpretation

Teaching Interests

  • Teaching with new technologies (E-portfolio)
  • Project Based Language Learning
  • Motivation in students
  • Language Acquisition
  • Communicative Culture
  • Flipped Learning
  • Collaborative Learning


University of Virginia (2013-2017)

  • Span 3010: Grammar and Composition I
  • Span 2020: Advanced Intermediate Spanish
  • Span 2010: Intermediate Spanish

West Virginia University (2011-2013)

  • Span 101: Beginner Spanish
  • Span 203: Intermediate Spanish
  • Span 204: Advanced Intermediate Spanish

Other Teaching Experience

Middle and High School Spanish Teacher, Youngstown City Schools (2008-2011)

  • Span I: Spanish for Beginners I
  • Span II: Spanish for Beginners II

English Instructor, English Summer School, Valencia, Spain (2008)

Language Courses Organizer: Academia Suárez Language House, Frankfurt, Germany (2007)


“Turn Up the Heat”, Roundtable on Foreign Languages Teaching, University of Virginia. February 2014.

“Los Juegos de Mesa en el Aula,” Immersion Weekend for Spanish High School Teachers, West Virginia University. April 2013.

“La Movida Madrileña,” Meetings of Instituto Cervantes in Academia Suárez Language School, Frankfurt, Germany. October 2007.

Grants and Awards

  • Grant from Institute of World Languages for Spanish Tertulia, University of Virginia (2017)
  • High Pass in Comprehensive Exams, West Virgnia University (2013)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, West Virginia University (2011-2013)
  • International Visiting Teacher Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Education & Department of Education Ohio (2008-2011)
  • Leonardo DaVinci Graduate Internship, Frankfurt, Germany (2007)
  • Erasmus Undergraduate Scholarship, University Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) & University of Bayreuth, Germany (2005-2006)

Professional Organizations

Sigma Delta Pi