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Tracy Quan

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics

30 E. Main Street
206 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Newark, DE 19716

(302) 831-6881
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M 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Th 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Tracy Quan is a specialist in second language acquisition and Spanish applied linguistics. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language, linguistics, and pedagogy. She is also the director and advisor of the Foreign Language Education program.

Her research explores: a) the linguistic development and identity construction of second and heritage language learners during study abroad; b) the phenomenon of formulaic language–or chunks of words that tend to go together–and its relationship to L2 oral fluency; and c) the spaces Latina families leverage to maintain Spanish and promote academic success within their communities. Currently, she is working on a project that analyzes case studies of multilingual learners and Spanish heritage speakers studying abroad using a translanguaging framework.


  • PhD, University of California, Davis
  • MA, New York University
  • BA, University of California, San Diego


  • Quan, T., Pozzi, R., Kehoe, S., & Menard-Warwick, J. (forthcoming). Spanish Heritage Language Learners in Study Abroad Across Three National Contexts. In Sanz, C. & Morales Front, A. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Quan, T. (2017). Parents Learning Language Together: The Case of a Bilingual Parent Group. Bilingual Research Journal, 40 (3), 289-303.


Quan, T. & Reznicek-Parrado, L. (2015). Language Maintenance and Literacy as Power: The Case of Latina Mothers.
UC Mexus Small Grant Award. http://ucmexusresults.ucr.edu/ucmexusresults/ShowGrant?p=22182SK5

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