This is a comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook and language learning package.
Korean is now the 11th 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 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 with native speaker recordings and a dedicated website.
- Rich and highly nuanced examples with brand new illustrations.
- Grammar notes
- Ample writing exercises with an accompanying answer key.
- Detailed examples of authentic dialogue.
- 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 increasing rapidly.
Available separately is the companion Elementary Korean Workbook
, which assists learners in practicing and polishing their 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.
"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
"I like this book because it explains the 'how' and 'when' when it comes to proper usage of Korean language grammar." --Saranghae Korean blog
"I would definitely recommend this book to serious independent learners and teachers who are giving Beginner level classes." --Language Trainers 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
"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
"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
"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 you well for taking you through the basics on your own." --Fluentforever.com blog
"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