Hyoshin Kim

Hyoshin Kim, BA, MA, PhD, has been a teacher for more than 20 years, and has worked in England, Korea, Japan and Canada. She has taught intercultural communication courses at governments, multinational companies, and academic and non-profit organizations, as well as courses on global citizenship and media literacy.  

After earning her bachelor’s degree at Ewha University in Seoul, Korea, and master's and PhD degrees from Harvard University, Hyoshin managed an international technology education project in St. Petersburg, Russia and Almaty, Kazakstan. She has worked as a court interpreter, and has been an interpreter and translator in the health care, tourism and literature sectors.

Hyoshin currently teaches courses at UBC in strategies for effective intercultural communication, and culture, technology and communication in virtual learning environments. She has presented at a number of academic and professional conferences across Canada, the US and France. Hyoshin was a key contributor in the development of the UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation.

In addition to Korean and English, Hyoshin speaks Russian, Chinese and French. She believes that intercultural competence is a key skill for interpreters and translators.