Esperanza Górriz Jarque

Esperanza Górriz Jarque

Lecturer of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 481
Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 2.30-3.30 pm and by appointment


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)

Areas of Interests

  • Eportofolio Uses in the Foreign Language Class (Reflective Thinking, Connection with Personal and Interdisciplinary Interests, Enhancement of Student Writing and Learning, and Feedback in Foreign Language Acquisition)
  • Modern Hispanic Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Project Based Language Learning
  • Student Centered Teaching
  • Gamification
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Motivation in Foreign Language 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)

Selected Professional Development 

  • 'Technology for a Monday Morning: A World Language Pedagogy Symposium', University of Richmond. (Spring 2018)
  • 'Understanding Language Development through Formative Assessment', Georgetown University. (Spring  2018)
  •  'Course Design Institute,' Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia. (Spring 2018)
  • 'Intercultural Communication: Language and Culture in Action,' (Institute of World Languages Fall Symposium), University of Virginia. (Fall 2017)
  • AAEEBL (Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning) SE Regional Conference, University of Virginia. (Fall 2017)
  • 'Imagining Teaching and Learning Together,' (Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit), University of Virginia, (Fall 2017)
  •  'Providing Effective Feedback and Grading Student Work,' Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia, (Fall 2017)
  • 'Encuentro ProfedeEle,' ProfedeEle, Valencia, Spain, (Summer 2017)
  • “Curso Preparadores SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española). .


  • 'E-Portfolio Reflections: Meaning Making Tools to Enrich the Learning Experience,' Co-Presenter, AAEEBL SE Regional Conference, University of Virginia, November 2017.
  • 'E-Portofolio: Usos y aplicaciones prácticas en la clase de ELE a la hora de dar retroalimentación', ProfedeEle Summit, Valencia, Spain, July 2017.
  • 'Mobilizing Peer Feedback and e-Portfolios for Powerful Collaborative Learning,' Co-Presenter, Innovations in Pedagogy Summit, University of Virginia, May 2017.
  • '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 (at UVa) 

  • Grant from Institute of World Languages for Spanish Tertulia, University of Virginia (2017-8)

Involvement at UVa:

  • International World of Languages Faculty Retreat Committee. 
  • Co-organizer: XXXVIII Congreso y Asamblea de ALDEEU: Thomas Jefferson y el universo hispano. 
  • Co-organizer of the Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese (SIP) Film Festival
  • Co-organizer of the Spanish Cultural Weekly Newsletter
  • Co-organizer of the Spanish Tertulia
  • Training from 'Safe Space'
  • Training from 'DREAMers on Grounds: UndocuAlly'
  • Implicit Bias Intervention Workshop.
  • Diversity Dialogues Workshop
  • Survivor Support Network Training

Professional Organizations

Sigma Delta Pi