Regina Vera-Quinn

Continuing Lecturer
Photograph of Regina Vera-Quinn

Coordinator for Introductory Courses (On-campus and online)

Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1

519-888-4567 x 43683

Regina has been teaching at the University of Waterloo since September 2001. She coordinates the beginners’ courses for on-campus and distance education. At UW she has developed and taught Latin American civilization course, SPAN 218, SPAN 301A/B, Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers, SPAN 210, and the online introductory courses SPAN 101 and 102.

She is interested in developing innovative teaching techniques to improve language acquisition. She has continued to work on a hybrid or blended approach to promote self-learning and satisfy different student’s needs. Regina’s teaching philosophy also includes raising students’ cultural and social awareness as they learn a new language.


  • M.A., Universidad de Salamanca, Spain 2014
  • Honours B.A., University of Waterloo 1994
  • B.Ed. University of Brock 1994
  • Undergrad Studies in French at the University of Guelph
  • Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Lima (Peru)
  • International Baccalaureate training for Spanish Language B

Employment history

  • Continuing Lecturer - University of Waterloo, 2016-present
  • Language Instructor – University of Waterloo, 2001-2016
  • Spanish Teacher – Department Head – Toronto French School, 1994-2001
  • Spanish Teacher - Lycée Français de Toronto – 1995

Courses taught

Course Number Title
SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish 1 and 2 (Course Coordinator)
SPAN 201A and SPAN 201B Intermediate Spanish 1 and 2
SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers
SPAN 218 Latin American Civilization 2
SPAN 301A and SPAN 301B Spanish in Context 1 and 2