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 uniquely designed for the following learners:
Students taking a Korean language course
Self-study learners or those studying Korean with a tutor
Heritage learners who wish to speak Korean more correctly
Those who previously studied the language and wish to review and brush-up
Anyone wanting to improve their Korean language ability
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 Hangeul 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 simple and clear terms to make these constructions accessible to learners at every level. Exercises at the end of each chapter reinforce the learning process.
About the Author: Soohee Kim received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Washington, where she taught Korean language, culture and linguistics for 17 years. She is interested in the role of grammatical knowledge in language acquisition and the maintenance and revival of heritage language skills. She continues to study many languages, including Quechua, Tagalog, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Tibetan, Urdu, Hebrew, Latin and Sanskrit. She is the author of Korean Flash Cards and the lead author of the Korean textbooks You Speak Korean! and Easy Korean.
Haewon Cho is an experienced language teacher who has taught Korean at all levels at the University of Washington and University of Michigan. She is currently director of the Korean language program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a co-author of You Speak Korean and Easy Korean. She holds M.A. degrees in Linguistics and Teaching ESL from the University of Washington. Her teaching and research interests include language assessment and teaching with technology as well as business language teaching.
Emily Curtis holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics and an Ed.D. from the University of Washington. She teaches courses in general linguistics, phonology and morphology at Western Washington University and is a consultant in intercultural communication and language pedagogy. Her research interests are in phonology, heritage language and metalinguistic awareness. She has studied French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Lushootseed and is the co-author of the Korean textbook series You Speak Korean! as well as Easy Korean.