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Elementary Korean - 2nd Edition by Ross King & Jaehoon Yeon (Mixed Media Product)

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Highlights

  • This is a comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook and language learning package.
  • About the Author: Ross King, Ph.D., is Professor of Korean and Head of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia.
  • 352 Pages
  • Foreign Language Study, Korean

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About the Book



Accompanied by MP3 Audio CD entitled: Elementary Korean.



Book Synopsis



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:

  • Downloadable companion audio 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 downloadable revised audio 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.

All media content is accessible on the Tuttle Publishing website.



Review Quotes




"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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



About the Author



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. Dr. King taught Korean language and linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from 1990 to 1994, before accepting his current position. Dr. King's research interests range from Korean historical grammar, dialectology and pedagogy to the language, culture and history of the ethnic Korean minority in the former Soviet Union. He also serves as Dean of the Korean Language Village at Concordia Language Villages, a Korean language and culture summer immersion program for young people ages 7 to 18 that is based in northern Minnesota.

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 is the author of Korean Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning (Saffron Books, London) and the co-author of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge), Complete Korean: Teach Yourself (Hodder Education) and Integrated Korean: Advanced I, II (University of Hawaii Press). He has published many articles on Korean grammar and linguistics. He has been teaching Korean language and linguistics at SOAS since 1989. Dr. Yeon's research interests include a wide range of Korean linguistics (especially morpho-syntax) and linguistic typology, Korean language pedagogy, and translation.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.0 Inches (H) x 7.4 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.95 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Sub-Genre: Korean
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Ross King & Jaehoon Yeon
Language: English
Street Date: June 3, 2014
TCIN: 82940653
UPC: 9780804844987
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-5180
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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