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Incorporating Human Rights Education (HRE) into the EFL Classroom


Daniel Lopez


Wednesday, 3 August 2016
10:30 am–12:00 pm ET
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Cost: Free for members; US$​50 for nonmembers
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Who Should Attend?

Teachers of all levels, English Teaching Assistants (ETAs); School Administrators; In-Service and Pre-Service Teacher Trainers; English Access Microscholarship Programs

More About This Seminar

During this innovative seminar, the overlap between Language and Social Justice will be explored. The presenter introduces the theory behind Human Rights Education (HRE), and also demonstrates how the practice of teaching human rights can enrich and empower English Language Learners of all ages. Participants acquire creative ideas for making their classroom instruction more relevant to real-world events.

What Will I Learn?

Participants will

  • Be familiar with the rationale and guiding principles of HRE;
  • Understand the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR);
  • Engage in several classroom activities; and 
  • Brainstorm challenges and how to deal with them.

About the Presenter

Daniel Lopez is an English Language Specialist based in Colorado, USA. Previously, he has served as a Regional English Language Officer (RELO) in Washington, DC and a Senior English Language Fellow in Mexico, India and Cape Verde. Having earned a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies and an M.A. in TESOL / Education from American University in Washington, D.C., Mr. Lopez started his career as a high school World History and Spanish instructor. He then went on to become a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Ecuador where he conducted EFL teacher-training workshops throughout the country. In addition, Mr. Lopez has been an English Language Specialist in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Panama, Spain, and Bulgaria. He has also delivered two global webinars as part of the U.S. Department of State’s “Shaping the Way We Teach English” series. Outside the formal classroom, Mr. Lopez has been extensively involved in the field of international service-learning and experiential education, and has coordinated student activism projects for Amnesty International and the Denver Justice and Peace Committee.