Elementary Korean

Elementary Korean

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This new edition of the most comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook available offers beginning learners of Korean everything they need to learn the language effectively. It is perfect for a first-year university-level course use or for the independent language learner. No prior knowledge of the language is necessary. A new format, now with dozens of illustrations, presents vocabulary, grammar, conversations, and exercises, makes Korean accessible and understandable. The new edition includes corrections and some new content, such as new vocabulary and exercises. A revised audio CD assists learners in speaking like a native. A web-based practice component accompanies this new edition. Users can access it through the University of British Columbia Korean Department's website.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • 192 x 254 x 32mm | 1,220.16g
  • Tuttle Publishing
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 30 black and white illustrations and cartoons
  • 080483976X
  • 9780804839761
  • 131,124

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"Comes with CD and the beginning hits yo with the basics: simple phrases and hangul. Each lesson builds upon the grammar you've learned in the previous lesson so it's not hard. Well organized and easy to get through." --"Linguajunkie.com" ""Elementary Korean" is the golden standard for learning Korean. It is the most thorough and all round introduction to Korean that I know of. The logical structure makes it easy to follow." "Perapera Language Tools" blog" "The layout makes for a digestible read; each chapter begins with a dialogue and vocabulary list, followed by grammar points and exercises. The chapters are spattered with side notes that warn about common mistakes and caveats in a given lesson. I also have the accompanying workbook, which gives a lot of good practice." --Goodreads "Comes with CD and the beginning hits you with the basics: simple phrases and hangul. Each lesson builds upon the grammar you've learned in the previous lesson so it's not hard. Well organized and easy to get through." --Linguajunkie.com blog "So far the best books I've seen for self study seem to be King and Yeon's Elementary Korean. They come with CD's the workbook comes with an answer key, they get great reviews, and in general, they should serve youwell for taking you through the basics on your own." --Fluentforever.com blog "The explanations of grammar are very easy to understand and very thorough. The vocabulary lists are very good as well. I just highly recommend these books because they are very easy to understand, nice hardback books with a good binding, include an audio cd, and also present good vocabulary and grammar." --Learnkoreanlangauge.com blog "I like this book because it explains the 'how' and 'when' when it comes to proper usage of Korean language grammar." --Saranghae Korean bog "Elementary Korean is the golden standard for learning Korean. It is the most thorough and all-round introduction to Korean that I know of. The logical structure makes it easy to follow." --Perapera Language Tools blog "Elementary Korean's clear in-depth treatment will undoubtedly propel the beginner learner forward in their quest to master the Korean language..." --Loving Korean blog "I would definitely recommend this book to serious independent learners and teachers who are giving Beginner level classes." --Language Trainers blog
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About Ross King

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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