María Lorena Delgadillo Latorre

María Lorena Delgadillo Latorre

Lecturer of Spanish
Mebane Hall 464

Spring 2024 Office Hours:

In Person Only: MW 10-11AM & 1:15-2:15PM and by appt.

María Lorena Delgadillo Latorre joined the UNC Charlotte faculty in 2008 after receiving her M.A. in Spanish from this same institution. Since coming to UNC Charlotte in 2005, she has held different positions within the Department of Languages and Culture Studies including Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish Instructor, Summer Coordinator of Elementary Spanish, Visiting Lecturer, Interim Coordinator of Elementary Spanish and Spanish Advisor. She has taught Spanish courses at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels at UNC Charlotte as well as Elementary French at the University of Missouri-Columbia while obtaining her M.A. in French. Language teaching has always been part of her professional training as she also holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Central Missouri. She is a native of Colombia and enjoys teaching and sharing her passion for languages.


M.A. in Spanish, Emphasis: Translating and Translation Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2008)

M.A. in French, Emphasis: Language Teaching, University of Missouri-Columbia (2005)

B.S. in Education, University of Central Missouri (2003) / Missouri Professional Teaching Certificate in French (K-12) and Spanish (K-12) (2003)

Academic Interests

Second Language Acquisition


Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Technology and Pedagogy

Instructional Design and Technology

Latin American Studies

Translation Studies