Eva Rodríguez-González

    Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
    Coordinator, Spanish as a Second Language Program and Portuguese Program

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Dr. Eva Rodríguez-González received an appointment in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of New Mexico in 2014. She has served as the coordinator of the Spanish as a Second Language Program at UNM, and also teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her classes have focused on basic linguistic knowledge, classroom-based research as a method, the fundamental principles of effective Spanish language instruction, and other topics. Rodríguez-González specializes in second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and foreign language pedagogy. Her main areas of research are classroom-based language learning, and cognitive approaches to language acquisition.


  • PHD in Linguistics, University of Kansas (2006)
  • MA in Linguistics, University of Kansas (2003)
  • Diploma on Advances Studies in English Linguistics, Universities of Santiago de Compostela/A Coruña and Vigo (1999)

Research Areas

  • Bilingualism
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition

Latin American Studies Courses

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*

  • SPAN 351 Intro Spanish Linguistics
  • SPAN 549 Sem: Second Language Acquisition