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Lauren Hetrovicz

Adjunct Lecturer

Lauren Hetrovicz received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, where she studied Spanish and Linguistics. She then earned an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics in 2011 and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language in 2014, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After obtaining these degrees, she also completed 32 hours in Ph.D. coursework in Spanish Linguistics from the same institution. 

As a teaching assistant for six years at the University of Illinois, in both the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Linguistics (for ESL academic writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels), Lauren taught a variety of beginner through advanced courses while pursuing her degrees.

In 2015, she then began working as an adjunct lecturer of Spanish and Linguistics at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she taught elementary, intermediate, and advanced content courses such as Grammar Skills Review, Spanish Conversation, Spanish Composition, and Linguistics 101. At the College of Charleston, Lauren won a number of teaching and service awards highlighting her dedication and skills as an educator and faculty member.

In 2019, Lauren joined the faculty at Northwestern University and is teaching elementary and intermediate Spanish courses. She is also pursuing certification as a tester of the Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) of the American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), after attending a four-day workshop in San Francisco in July 2019.

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