Learn to speak, read, and write Korean with this complete language guide for beginners!Learning Korean
teaches you the basics of the Korean language, including practical daily conversations and vocabulary, and enables you to begin communicating effectively right away. All Korean words and sentences are given in Korean Hangeul script and romanized form for easy pronunciation, with English translations.Key features include:
- 11 lessons designed for beginning adult learners
- Basic sentence patterns and vocabulary used in daily conversations
- Suitable for self-study learners as well as beginning level classes
- Hangeul and Romanized versions of all Korean texts with English translations
- Cultural notes for understanding Korean customs and norms
- A dictionary of commonly-used words and phrases
- Accompanying native speaker audio recordings
- Downloadable flashcards
The book also includes useful notes and explanations on pronunciation, the Korean Hangeul script, greetings and requests, basic sentence structure and vocabulary, verb conjugations, honorific forms, idiomatic expressions, and etiquette dos and don'ts.
Free native-speaker MP3 audio recordings of the dialogues and vocabulary are available online and enable language learners to improve their pronunciation, while printable flashcards help with vocabulary memorization.About the Author:Julie Damron
received her B.A. from Brigham Young in English; her MAT in TESOL, from The School for International Teaching in Brattleboro, Vermont; and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Purdue. She currently heads the Korean section in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young. Dr. Damron developed and teaches all of BYU's independent study Korean courses and BYU's new "BYU Online" hybrid Korean classes. She is active in the profession with regular presentations and publications.Juno Baik
has taught Korean at universities, government institutions, and multinational corporations in Korea and the US since 2008. He has also trained teachers at Kyung Hee University in Suwon, Korea. He is currently teaching and researching as an Assistant Professor of Korean at Brigham Young University.