Easy Korean

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Tuttle Publishing
Date Published:
Companion Online Audio recordings, Manga-style comic strips and illustrations throughout
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
6 X 9

Concise and user-friendly, Easy Korean: A Complete Language Course and Pocket Dictionary in One is designed for anyone who wants to learn Korean—whether on their own or with a teacher.

This language learning book introduces the learner to all the basics of the Korean language and teaches practical daily conversations and vocabulary. It enables users to begin efficiently communicating from the very first day, and its compact size makes it an excellent tool for travelers or business people looking to learn Korean on the road without giving up on any content.

This Korean language learning book includes:
  • Useful notes on the Korean Hangul alphabet, pronunciation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and grammar
  • Sections covering greetings, requests, idiomatic expressions and everyday situations
  • Manga illustrations with fun and useful dialogues
  • Cultural information about Korean etiquette as well as do's and don'ts
  • A glossary of the most commonly-used Korean words and phrases
  • Audio files with many hours of native-speaker recordings of the dialogues, vocabulary, and exercises.

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 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 co-author of the Korean textbook series You Speak Korean! as well as Easy Korean.