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Working at a School for the Deaf in S. Korea

 
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KevinT



Joined: 11 Oct 2010
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Location: Yeongwol, South Korea

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Working at a School for the Deaf in S. Korea Reply with quote

I'm teaching English in S. Korea currently (Yeongwol GUN) and am trying to find someone to contact at a school for the deaf here. I'm fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and have many years experience working at schools for the deaf in the USA. I would love to teach English / ASL at a school for the deaf and learn Korean and Korean Sign Language.

My Korean is very, very limited now so I could only write e-mails in English to what few e-mail addresses I could find for schools for the deaf here in Korea. They have all gone unanswered, which isn't surprising.

Does anyone have any contacts at schools for the deaf here who know English and who might be able to point me in the right directions towards getting a teaching job at a school for the deaf? I'm sure this will be a long process, so I'm starting early.
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EH



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
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Location: USA and/or Korea

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try contacting the speech-language pathology departments at universities such as Ewha, Yonsei, or Daegu University. They often have profs who can read and return English emails, and connections within the Deaf community. Special Ed departments may also have Deaf specialists. Oh, and Hallym University has a lot of programs for Deaf education; you may want to see what they say.

Another route is to visit your local neighborhood rehab center and see what needs they have there. I don't know what it's like in more rural areas, but in Seoul there are rehab centers all over the place that function like community centers, with affordable therapies and group classes. They serve children especially, but sometimes adults as well.

I think someone with your qualifications would really be needed. You just have to find the right school/workplace. Good luck! Don't give up!
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KevinT



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Location: Yeongwol, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many, many thanks for the reply! I had given up hope of getting a reply so I stopped checking. I will check out your suggestions now!

Wish me luck!

Kevin
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EH



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad it was helpful. If you find some good resources, be sure to post about them. Best of luck!
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