Lauren Hetrovicz

Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish

Address: Bell 200-A
Phone: 843.953.2639


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Teaching of English as a Second Language with TESL certificate

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Spanish and Linguistics

Courses Taught

  • Spanish 101 Beginning Spanish I
  • Spanish 190 Elementary Spanish I
  • Spanish 200 Elementary Spanish II
  • Spanish 202 Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 275 Spanish Skills Review
  • Spanish 313 Spanish Composition
  • Spanish 314 Spanish Conversation
  • Linguistics 101 Introduction to Language
  • Fall 2019 - LING 101 First Year Experience (FYE) Learning Community Linguistics, Art, and Politics of the Americas and Beyond (paired with LACS 101)

Honors and Awards

  • 2019  Recipient of the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award by the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs
  • 2019  ExCEL Award Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Member in the School of LCWA
  • 2018  Global Scholar Faculty Member
  • 2017  Recognized by the FYE Program for Outstanding Service to First Year Students
  • 2017  ExCEL Award Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Member in the School of LCWA
  • 2016  Honorary Member of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society


  • Summer 2019: LCWA Faculty Grant recipient for the creation of additional language learning videos entitled Maestro de gramática
  • Spring 2019: Global Scholar Academic Advisor
  • Spring 2018-present: Faculty Senate Adjunct Senator

  • Spring 2018-present: Linguistics Club Advisor

  • AY 2018-2019: Spanish Club Advisor

  • AY 2018-2019: Member of Professional Learning Club “IPAs in the Second Language Classroom”
  • Fall 2018: Co-presented Animals Traveling the World: Using Instagram for Real Interpersonal Communication at Innovations and Challenges in Second Language Teaching discussion series
  • AY 2017-2019: Member of Faculty Panels for CofC Admissions Events

  • Fall 2017: Member of Hispanic Studies Distance Education Committee
  • Summer 2016: Liberal Arts and Sciences grant recipient for the creation of language learning videos entitled Maestro de gramática
  • Fall 2015-present: Member of Linguistics Studies Minor Steering Committee


  • Spring 2019: Certified AAPPL Rater (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages)
  • Fall 2017: Distance Education (DE) Readiness Certificate
  • Spring 2016: South Carolina Public High School Teacher Alternate Route Certificate, American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence


  • Stillwell, K., & Hetrovicz, L. (2013) The Standardizations of Catalan: Latin to present day. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers, 68-86.