Julie Lopez began as a tutor and evening program teacher at the ELI in September 2006, and began teaching morning classes in the regular program in the summer of 2007. She came to Delaware from Hue, Vietnam where she spent 4.5 years teaching English Majors at Hue College of Foreign Languages. During her time overseas, she earned a Master’s degree in TEFL from Azusa Pacific University in California. Mrs. Lopez has also taught English at Del Tech Community College in Wilmington, Delaware for a semester.
At the ELI, Mrs. Lopez plays a number of roles: Instructor, Bridge Program Coordinator and Videographer. Mrs. Lopez has taught classes from level II through level VI, but specializes in upper level English for Academic Purposes classes. In 2009, she created the popular level VI Listening/Speaking class: English through Film: Viewing and Producing. She has also co-authored the Reading/Writing EAPVI coursebook and presented at International TESOL conferences on student-produced video projects in 2010, 2013 and 2014. She has also helped out with a special group of Korean teachers from Incheon, and she coordinated the Hong Kong Institute of Education semester-long program in the fall of 2008 and 2009. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she leads new faculty orientation meetings and helps the Professional Development Taskforce plan and promote workshops, roundtables and conferences for other ELI faculty members.
Her role as the Bridge Program Coordinator since the fall of 2012 has been to reshape the Bridge Program to help international students transition more successfully to the UD. In that role, she has connected with university professors and has given workshops for UD faculty members on working with international students.
Mrs. Lopez is also the videographer for the ELI. She began that role by creating orientation videos for new students, then proceeded to make videos about the various programs ELI has to offer. She currently manages the ELI’s official YouTube site.
Contact Julie Lopez: firstname.lastname@example.org