Sonia Kim, the Only Native English Teacher for the Blind in Korea
Special education has long been of interest and concern to many. According to Statistics Korea, there are 155 special education schools in Korea, and among them, 12 schools nationwide serve the blind community.
Our guest this week, Sonia Kim, is the only native English teacher working full-time at a special education school in Korea and is currently teaching at Hanbit School for the Blind located in Seoul.
During our conversation we talk about Sonia Kim’s work at Hanbit School for the Blind, what it’s like for students with visual impairment to learn a foreign language, and the rewards and challenges she faces in teaching students with special needs.
Roland Idemyr, Former CEO, IKEA Services AB (Service Company of the IKEA Group)
Mike Kim, Senior Director of Corporate Development at Baedal Minjok
Professor Lee Ha-rin, Konkuk University Department of Art and Craft
Emma Kalka, Freelance Journalist and Founder of Discovering the Korean Underground
Chris Williams, Organizer of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup
Dr. Yoon Keum-jin, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation & Prof. Michael Kim, Yonsei University GSIS
Professor Alexis Dudden, Univ. of Connecticut
Park Seol-hee, Manager, The 8th Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum
Adrien Perruchon, Conductor, GMMFS Orchestra
Nikolaj Leschly, Secretary General, G.O.A.L (Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link)