Elementary Korean

Elementary Korean

Mixed media product Tuttle Language Library

By (author) Ross King, By (author) Jae-Hoon Yeon

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  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Format: Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 254mm x 32mm | 1,220g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 080483976X
  • ISBN 13: 9780804839761
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 30 black and white illustrations and cartoons
  • Sales rank: 67,767

Product description

This is a comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook and language learning package. Korean is now the 15th most popular language taught at American universities. This new edition of Elementary Korean, the most comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook available, offers beginning learners of Korean everything they need to learn the language effectively. Perfect for a first-year university-level course use or for the independent language learner. No prior knowledge of the language is necessary. The new format, now with dozens of illustrations, presents Korean vocabulary and Korean grammar in an accessible and understandable manner while extensive conversations and exercises help to reinforce the Korean language and build reading and listening comprehension. This edition includes: An MP3 audio CD and dedicated website. Rich and highly nuanced examples with brand new illustrations. Detailed but on-technical grammar notes, ample writing exercises with an accompanying answer key. Detailed examples of authentic dialogue. Highly technical grammar notes. Plenty of writing practice.Dialogues, reading texts, and written exercises are in Hangul, the Korean alphabet, so students are quickly able to read and write authentic Korean. Layered lessons are designed to build on each other, making Korean easy to learn from the most popular introductory Korean language textbook available. Included is a revised audio CD that helps learners to speak like a native, and a web-based practice component through the University of British Columbia that can help students to learn Korean even beyond the pages of this book. According to the Modern Language Association, enrollment in Korean in American universities is growing rapidly. Available separately is the companion "Elementary Korean Workbook." This helpful workbook will assist you in practicing and polishing your Korean language skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, offering a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Korean.

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Author information

Ross King, Ph.D., is Professor of Korean and Head of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He completed his B.A. in Linguistics at Yale and his doctorate in Linguistics (Korean) at Harvard. Jaehoon Yeon, Ph.D., is Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics and Chair of the Centre of Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has published many books and articles on Korean grammar and linguistics.

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"Elementary Korean's clear in-depth treatment will undoubtedly propel the beginner learner forward in their quest to master the Korean language..." --"Loving Korean"