Episode 214

Learning & Teaching with a Visual Impairment with Holly Jensen


May 10th, 2021

53 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

Holly Jensen has studied Spanish, German, Arabic, French and Russian. She is an online English teacher.
Holly is also blind. šŸ‘©ā€šŸ¦Æ
In today's podcast interview, Holly shares her language life as a blind person. It was a super interesting interview and I'm so appreciative of Holly for suggesting the topic.

Better Listening is for Everyone

Holly shared in the interview that her superior listening skills have helped her. She can easily copy sounds and learn pronunciation, and she is a teacher appreciated for her fantastic abilities to teach accent in English.

Teaching Online has Opened Doors for Holly

It was difficult at first for Holly to get a job doing the teaching work that she loves, and it is common for blind people to struggle to access employment opportunities worldwide. Finding access to online teaching has helped Holly realise her career goals and work with students around the world.

Most Students Build Trust Over Time

Holly's students are sometimes nervous about having a blind teacher, but over time most build a good relationship with her and it doesn't stand in their way anymore.

Listen to the interview today to get to know Holly and enjoy her open and positive attitude to life.

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