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.
Dr. Dugkeun Park, Ministry of Public Safety and Security
Brother Anthony, Emeritus Professor, Sogang University
Fitri Isenbeck & Courtney Snede, SIWA (Seoul International Women’s Association)
Hyeon-seon Choi, Director, The Korea Foundation & Bulgarian Rock Musician Miryan Kostadinov
Bryan Do, the Hand and Malt Brewing Company
Stewart Ho, Seoul Tourism Organization
Cassandra Monjo, 2015 Korean Language Video Contest Winner
Jean Héon, Quidam in Seoul (Cirque de Soleil)
Stewart Ho, Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)
Roland Idemyr, Former CEO, IKEA Services AB (Service Company of the IKEA Group)