LALSC is proud to offer the following courses for Spring 2024:

  • QUEC 1010 Quechua Beginning Level 1. Instructor Doris Loayza. MTWTh 1:25 - 2:15 pm (M/W Synchronous, T/Th Asynchronous)
  • QUEC 1020 Quechua Beginning Level 2. Instructor Doris Loayza. MTWTh 2:30 - 3:20 pm (M/W Synchronous, T/Th Asynchronous)

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Interested auditors: Please email Continuing Education at for more information on registering through the Community Auditing program.

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Meet the Instructor: 

Doris LoayzaDoris Loayza is a native Quechua and Spanish speaker, educator, and multimedia producer from Peru. She teaches high school Spanish (in Bloomington, IN), is a Quechua language partner for the Center for Language Study at Yale, and works as a language consultant and translator for films. 

Doris grew up in Llamellin, Ancash in the Peruvian Andes. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima and worked as a social psychologist. IN 2007 she moved to New York City, and in 2014, earned an M.A. in Latin American & Caribbean Studies from NYU, where she helped to organize Andean cultural activities and produced a Quechua language podcast. After graduating, Doris studied documentary storytelling at the Bronx Documentary Center and made a short film “Bronx Llaktamanta,” about a Kichwa radio show in New York, that showed at the UN, universities, and other venues.

In 2017, she moved to Bloomington, In, where she worked in client support for The Language Conservancy, a non-profit that works to revitalize Native American languages. Doris is active with the Quechua Alliance, a national organization that promotes Andean culture, and enjoys sharing her culture through music and food (she grows Peruvian peppers, potatoes and herbs, and her pisco sours are legendary).

Maymanpis quichwa shunquntsiwan purikullantsi

Wherever we go, we carry our Quechua hearts with us