Profe Julio Torres
I am an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Language Science at the University of California, Irvine.
I am affiliated with the National Heritage Language Resource Center at the University of California, Los Angeles where I am collaborating on the development and administration of a digital repository for research tools and materials for studying heritage bilinguals. Please feel free to contribute! http://nhlrc.ucla.edu/nhlrc/category/data
As a teacher educator, I work with K-16 educators in developing effective teaching strategies for heritage language learners (esp., writing skills) and implementing task-based language teaching methodology.
Usage-Based Approaches to Heritage & Second Language Acquisition; Multilingualism; Cognition; Task-based Language Learning; Curriculum & Instruction
Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University, 2013
M.A. in Spanish Literature, Saint Louis University in Madrid, 2004
B.S. in French and Spanish Secondary Education, Kutztown University of PA, 1999