Verónica Moraga

Assistant Instructional Professor in Spanish
Gates-Blake 205
Office Hours: MW 11:30-12:30

Verónica is Assistant Instructional Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. She previously taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a master’s degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. There she designed and teaches the course Latinx and Spanish Language for Social Workers. 

She is the creator and coordinator of El Cafecito. The Cafecito Spanish Club connects the UChicago students with the Latine community. Her current research and practice include curriculum for language for specific purposes, content-based learning, and interculturality. 

Journal articles:

2021 “Backward Design for LSP: Domain Analysis as a Consistent Research Framework for a Necessarily Decentralized Field”, Global Business Languages Journal, vol. 21, pp. 71-91. Co-author.


Recent Courses in RLL
  • SPAN 10100 Beginning Elementary Spanish I (Autumn 2020)
  • SPAN 10200 Beginning Elementary Spanish II (Autumn 2017, Winter 2021, Winter 2022)
  • SPAN 10300 Beginning Elementary Spanish III (Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Winter 2018)
  • SPAN 12002 Intensive Spanish II (Winter 2021)
  • SPAN 20100 Language, History, and Culture I (Autumn 2016, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019)
  • SPAN 20102 Language, History, and Culture for Heritage Speakers I (Spring 2021)
  • SPAN 20200 Language, History, and Culture II (Spring 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2020, Autumn 2021)
  • SPAN 20300 Language, History, and Culture III (Winter 2017, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Winter 2022)
  • SPAN 20302 Language, History, and Culture for Heritage Speakers II/III (Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2021)
  • SPAN 20400 Composición y conversación avanzada I (Autumn 2017, Winter 2018)