Kate Neff

Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Spanish Language Program Director (1010-2020)
New Cabell Hall 443
Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 11:00am-12:00pm & by appt

Please email me for questions about SPAN 1010-2020 courses. 


M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (2008)

B.A., English and Spanish, Grove City College (2006), summa cum laude

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Communicative and Proficiency-Based Pedagogy
  • Student Motivation
  • Instructional Technology (E-Portfolios)
  • Accessibility in the Language Classroom


University of Virginia, 2014-2017


  • Coordinator for SPAN 1010-1020 (2015-2020)
  • Co-Coordinator for SPAN 2010 (2020-present)

Instructor of Record:

Longwood University, 2008-2010

  • Elementary Spanish I
  • Intensive Elementary Spanish I-II
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II

University of Virginia, 2006-2008

  • SPAN 106, Accelerated Elementary Spanish
  • SPAN 2010, Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 2020, Advanced Intermediate Spanish

Other Teaching Experience

  • Middle School Spanish Teacher and Exchange Program Coordinator, Green Acres School, Rockville, MD (2010-2014)


Modules on Group Work, Inclusive Assessment, and Error Correction in Longwood University’s Project LINC (Learning in Inclusive Classrooms)


“Collab Media in Elementary Spanish Online (SPAN 160).” With Matthew Street. UVA Collab Instructional Media Faculty Showcase, University of Virginia, 2021.

“Low-Stakes Activities in the E-Portfolio.” With Marina Escámez Ballesta and Julianna Beveridge. Institute of World Languages Roundtable Series, University of Virginia, 2019.

“Student Motivation and Meaningful Learning in the E-Portfolio.” With María Jorquera-Hervás and Julianna White. AAEEBL Southeast Regional Conference, University of Virginia, 2017.