A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language
Author: Billy Go
Publisher: GO! Billy Korean
Category: Foreign Language Study
Korean Made Simple is a book for anyone who wishes to begin learning the Korean language. No matter your age, you can learn how to read, write, speak and understand Korean. Learn the Korean writing system, Korean culture, and even history. Learn over 1,000 vocabulary words and phrases through 20 in-depth and fun lessons, filled with plenty of examples. Additionally, practice sections with answer keys are built into every chapter. This book also contains additional advanced level notes for more skilled Korean speakers looking for a review of basic grammar and concepts, including a full appendix covering sound change rules. Audio files for the book are also available for free download from gobillykorean.com. Start your exciting journey into the Korean language today. Let's learn Korean!
Continuing your journey of learning the Korean language
Author: Billy Go
Publisher: GO! Billy Korean
Category: Foreign Language Study
Korean Made Simple 3 once again continues from where we left off, with a focus on helping you to strengthen and expand your Korean language abilities. No matter your age, you can learn how to read, write, speak and understand Korean. Learn even more about Korean grammar, culture, history, idioms, onomatopoeia, and even dialects. Learn over 1,000 new vocabulary words and phrases through 20 in-depth and fun lessons, filled with plenty of examples. Additionally, practice sections with answer keys are built into every chapter. This book also contains advanced level notes for more skilled Korean speakers looking for a review, as well as an appendices dedicated to introducing Korean dialects and onomatopoeia. Audio files for the book are also available for free download from gobillykorean.com. Continue your exciting journey into the Korean language today. Let's learn Korean!
Korean Made Simple 2 continues right from where we left off, and will help to bring your Korean language abilities to the next level. No matter your age, you can learn how to read, write, speak and understand Korean. Learn more about Korean grammar, culture, history, holidays, and even idioms. Learn over 1,000 new vocabulary words and phrases through 20 in-depth and fun lessons, filled with plenty of examples. Additionally, practice sections with answer keys are built into every chapter. This book also contains advanced level notes for more skilled Korean speakers looking for a review, as well as an appendix dedicated to additional reading practice in Korean. Audio files for the book are also available for free download from gobillykorean.com. Continue your exciting journey into the Korean language today. Let's learn Korean!
Language Arts & Disciplines by Andrea De Benedittis
This book is a complete guide for people who want to learn the Korean language, starting from the very beginning, and learn the alphabet and the correct sounds of vowels, consonants, and diphthongs. It was written for people who want an easy but systematic approach to the language. The writer is a non-native speaker who started learning the language from ZERO, just like you and spent years in Korea trying to reach a better level of proficiency in Korean. After a few weeks of study, you will study to recognize words, make sentences, and have simple (but miraculous) conversations with other Korean speakers!
Foreign Language Study by George Trombley,Reed Bullen,Myunghee Ham,Sunhee Bong
Author: George Trombley,Reed Bullen,Myunghee Ham,Sunhee Bong
Publisher: From Zero!
Category: Foreign Language Study
Korean From Zero! is a fun, innovative, and integrated approach to learning Korean created by professional interpreter George Trombley, Korean linguist Reed Bullen, Professor Myunghee Ham, and Sunhee Bong. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Korean From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Korean as well as absolute beginners. Features of the book: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * MP3 Audio * Online Support * Over 600 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hangul * Extensive Grammar * 90 Adjectives and Verbs Detailed * Bilingual Glossaries with Hangul and English ...and much more!
Start speaking Korean the fun and easy way with Korean For Dummies, a no-nonsense guide to Korean culture and the basics of Korean language. Pick up basic phrases and commonly used words so that you can converse with Koreans in both business and personal situations. You’ll learn Korean for everyday life and task-specific expressions for Korean on the go. In addition, you’ll discover important and fascinating aspects of Korean culture. This handy guide won’t burden you with lists of grammar rules; just look up the phrases and cultural phrases that you need or read through the whole book for a general overview. You’ll be able to place material in a daily context with cultural tidbits, phonetic spelling of Korean words, and the recorded Korean dialogues on the accompanying CD. Exercises will jog your memory and reinforce everything that you learn. Find out how to: Use basic phrases and words correctly Converse intelligently about Korean culture Do business with a Korean company Say task-specific expressions Pronounce Korean words Put material in a real-world context Make a good first impression with Koreans Complete with lists of ten ways to learn Korean quickly, ten phrases to make you sound Korean, ten expressions that Koreans like to use, and ten things you should never do around a Korean, Korean For Dummies is your one-stop guide to speaking basic Korean and understanding the fundamentals of Korean culture.
Korean: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. This workbook presents twenty-five individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Korean. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Basic Korean is suitable for both class use as well as independent study. Key features include: abundant exercises with full answer key all Korean entries presented in Hangul with English translations glossary of grammatical terms. Clearly presented and user-friendly, Basic Korean provides readers with the essential tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations, making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language. Andrew Sangpil Byon is Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Albany, where he teaches courses in Korean language and civilization.
Foreign Language Study by Sunjeong Shin,Leila Gaafar
Korean Basics Made Easy--and Fun! Studying Korean is intimidating. Not only do you face the usual challenges of learning a new language--vocabulary, grammar, verb tenses--but you also have to learn a non-Roman alphabet. To help you master the language, Read & Speak Korean for Beginners entertains you while you learn, lessening the anxiety of a new script and increasing your confidence in your language skills. This program teaches you basic vocabulary and explains sentence structures for eight key areas of everyday life--introducing yourself, saying where you're from, asking what things are, asking where things are located, describing objects and people, asking how to get around, talking about your family, and describing what you do. The accompanying CD features all the key words and phrases so you can hear how they are pronounced and repeat them after the speaker. Inside you will find: Clear explanations of how to use basic phrases in everyday conversations Entertaining activities, games, and puzzles with which to check your progress Illustrated flash cards to help you memorize key phrases Listening exercises and audio games on the CD to further reinforce your comprehension
Your Guide to Speaking Korean Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours
Author: Samuel E. Martin
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Foreign Language Study
A handy introduction to the Korean language that is concise, simple, and useful. Much more than Korean phrasebook, Practical Korean has been written to fill a specific need: that of the hundreds of thousands of people now visiting Korea for business or holidays or even living there for a year or two, who wish to learn something of the spoken Korean language around them. The grammatical structure of Korean is particularly complicated, and difficulties plague foreign students learning Korean. Samuel E. Martin, renowned Asian language expert and professor emeritus at Yale University has simplified some of the common problems to acquaint the reader with the most useful way to say a lot of everyday things, without having to memorize long lists of grammatical rules. The compact size makes it ideal for traveling to Korea or reading on a plane, train or bus. The sentences are almost all given in the polite (yo) style, which is both the simplest and the most widely used. From this manner, another common style—the Intimate style—is easily derived by merely dropping the final particle. From a practical point of view, this is the quickest and simplest way to put a foreigner into direct communication with Koreans, including the use of a Korean phrasebook. The student will quickly make progress learning to comprehend and speak Korean. The material is presented using the romanization method of written Korean that is officially authorized by the Korean government as well as the native Korean script (Hangeul). Practical Korean is grouped into 47 lessons that cover all the common topics of conversation, grammar and vocabulary.
The Easiest Korean Language Textbook Series by The National Institute of the Korean Language & Language Education Institute at Seoul National University The Korean through English series was first published in 1992 and has been widely used as an educational textbook series for foreign learners of Korean. In 2012, the new edition of volume 1 was published. It was designed for beginners who are starting to learn Korean as a foreign language for the first time. The textbook was intended to help learners understand the fundamental system of Korean letters (Hangeul) and acquire basic vocabulary and grammar. Now, the new edition of volume 2 has been published. It maintains the same major learning objectives as the previous version and meets new trends and learners needs. This textbook targets intermediate learners who want to advance their Korean language skills to the next level. It is intended to help learners become more confident in using Korean language with accuracy and fluency. The current revision was written by Sang-Oak Lee who wrote the original version and Youngmee Chung at the Language Education Institute of Seoul National University.
This intermediate level text has been developed in accordance with performance-based principles, contextualization, use of authentic materials, function/task-orientedness, and balance between skill getting and skill using. Each topic covers punctuation, grammar and new words and expressions.
Learn how to communicate in Korean with this accessible, entertaining program! Learning a new language can be especially challenging when the language uses a non-Roman script. Read and Speak Korean for Beginners, 3rd Edition overcomes this obstacle by providing an accessible, entertaining program to reinforce vocabulary and help you create basic structures. Each of the book’s eight topics was designed to help you develop your communication skills in key areas of daily life, such as introducing yourself, asking for directions, talking about your family and your country, and describing people, places, and objects. This updated edition is supported by flashcards for vocabulary in each topic, and two end-of-topic quizzes. The accompanying audio via the McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app features all the key words and phrases so you can hear how they are pronounced and then have a chance to repeat them. Fun tests and puzzles reinforce your progress. Additional listening activities and games are also featured for additional language reinforcement. Read and Speak Korean, 3rd Edition features: • An accessible, proven approach to help you communicate in Korean • A two-color layout and photographs illustrating key vocabulary • Games, puzzles, flashcards, and audio lessons to help you build languages skills • Clear explanations of how basic phrases are used for practical communication • Streaming audio for valuable speaking and listening practice • Detachable flashcards for language reinforcement, and more
Foreign Language Study by Henry J. Amen IV,Kyubyong Park
Have you ever considered learning Korean, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away! Korean has been called "the most logical language there is," and with this friendly and thorough introduction you will soon see why. The best way to learn Korean—this book uses a lighthearted, humorous approach. Korean for Beginners starts by showing you just how reasoned and logical the Korean alphabet, hangeul, actually is, and helps you master it faster than you learned the English alphabet. Realistic situations you might encounter in Korea in Korean-speaking environments are described, and new words are explained in terms of how you'll find them useful to communicate. Numerous illustrations enliven the text, and a CD-ROM bound into the jacket lets you listen and repeat phrases in the book. Soon you'll be able to say with pride, "I know Korean!" Features of Korean for Beginners are: Learn to read Korean writing with ease. Practical phrases help you converse with confidence. A lighthearted "guide" walks you through, bringing the language to life. The CD–ROM's native Korean speakers help you to speak Korean like a pro. As the more than 1 million Americans who speak Korean can attest, the Korean language is here to stay, and generations of young (and older) adults are determined to learn it. This book is for people who want a grasp of how to speak, write and understand Korean—and who want to enjoy things while they're at it!
GET D!RTY Next time you're traveling or just chattin' in Korean with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: *Cool slang *Funny insults *Explicit sex terms *Raw swear words Dirty Korean teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Korea: *What's up? Wasseo? *Holy shit, I'm trashed. Ssibal, na manchiwi. *I gotta piss. Na swi ssayahae. *Who farted? Bangu nuga ggyeosseo? *Wanna try doggy-style? Dwichigi haeboja? *That bitch is crazy! Heo nyeon michin nyeoniya! *I could really go for some Korean BBQ. Na cheolpangui meokgospieo.
There are 14 basic consonants and 10 basic vowels in Korean Hangul. With these basic vowels and consonants, 5 additional double consonants and 11 additional vowels can be created. Knowing Korean alphabets and their sound is a very important step in learning Korean because you will apply these alphabets to your reading, writing, speaking and listening. Hangul helps you speak the sounds and recognize sounds when you listen. This book has comprehensive explanations of Hangul system and practice workbook section. The workbook section includes learning vowels, consonants and final consonants, constructing syllables, reading, writing Korean vocabulary, recognizing sound difference and pronunciation of words. This book will help you to learn Hangul and build basic foundation in learning Korean.
Foreign Language Study by Soohee Kim,Emily Curtis,Haewon Cho
Korean Grammar: The Complete Guide to Speaking Korean Naturally covers all the basic sentence structures, verbal forms and idiomatic expressions taught in the first two years of a college level Korean language course. It is specifically designed for the following learners: Beginning or intermediate level Korean language students Self-study adult learners or those studying with a tutor Heritage learners who wish to speak Korean more correctly Anyone who wants to review previously acquired Korean Each chapter provides clear grammatical explanations with charts and examples for each construction, showing how it is used in various contexts. All Korean words and sentences are given in both Korean Hangul script and Romanized form, with English translations to assist beginning learners. Fundamental concepts like honorifics, formal and informal speech styles, verb endings and complex sentence constructions are all presented in straightforward terms to make these constructions accessible to learners at every level. Exercises at the end of each chapter reinforce the learning process.
Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language
Author: Mark Vincent,Yeon,Jaehoon Yeon
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Category: Foreign Language Study
Complete Korean is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. - Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages - 14 learning units plus grammar index and word glossary - Korean script (Hangul) used throughout - for real language immersion - Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick - Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Korea - Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Korean - Test Yourself - see and track your own progress In this pack you'll get a 288-page book and two CDs of audio learning material (160 minutes). Also available: Get Started in Beginner's Korean (ISBN 9781444175042). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.