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.
Cellists Lukas Dreyer & Matthias Truck, Quattrocelli
Prof. CedarBough Saeji, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Kang, Sue-jin, Artistic Director, Korean National Ballet
Prof. Cho, Seung-Yeon, Yonsei Univ. Environmental Engineering
Father Gabriel Byong-young Je
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Richard Rho, Saxophonist, Jazz Band ‘Prelude’
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