Dr Gloria Torralba is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics of Social Sciences, Language and Literature in Universitat Jaume I (Castelló de la Plana, Spain), where she teaches Language and Literature Didactics. She holds a PhD on Audiovisual Translation as a tool for language acquisition.
In her research, there has been an evolution from the study of the audiovisual translator’s sociological profile to the role of audiovisual translation as a didactic tool in multilingual contexts. This multidisciplinarity is reflected in her main research interests, which include the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Audiovisual Translation to language learning and plurilingual competence development, and the use of non-curricular home languages in the classroom. She is a member of the research groups TRAMA (Translation and Communication in Audiovisual Media) and GIEL (Language Teaching Research Group).
She has taught Audiovisual Translation at post-graduate level at the Universitat Jaume I, and at the universities of Valencia, Málaga, Las Palmas and Leipzig.
For over 15 years, she combined her teaching and research career with her job as a freelance translator for several TV channels and production companies. She has been part of television and research projects designed to promote multilingual learning among children.