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 the Director of the Spanish Language Program as well as our minor in Spanish/English Bilingual Education. I also direct El Areyto Lab for Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism.

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.

Webinar on Task-based Language Teaching


Instructed 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