Hello Korean Volume 2 (9780804856218)

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Tuttle Publishing
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full-color throughout, includes companion Audio files; Korean-English Glossary
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7 1/2 X 10

Learn Korean as it's actually spoken today in Seoul!

Korean is one of the fastest-growing second languages in the world, due to the huge popularity of K-pop music, Korean food and K-dramas. This book picks up where the first volume ends, and is designed for people who want to learn to speak Korean quickly and correctly—especially K-Pop and K-Drama fans!

Hello Korean features colorful drawings and a cast of young foreigners who are living in Seoul, hanging out together and having fun exploring the city. It features Korean film and TV star Lee Joon-gi, who not only reads the dialogues but contributes a series of stories about his favorite places and things to do in Korea!

Each chapter is organized as follows:
  • An opening dialogue on an everyday topic such as going out or meeting someone
  • A list of useful vocabulary and everyday expressions
  • Grammar explanations, conversations and practice exercises
  • "Talking with Lee Joon-gi": Respond to the prompts as though you are speaking to him!
  • "Lee Joon-gi's Top Travel Sites": describing the actor's favorite places in Korea!

This book is designed by two leading Korean language teachers—Jiyoung Park and Soyoung Yoo—to be used for self-study or classroom instruction.

About the Author:
Jiyoung Park is associate professor at the Korean Language Education Center at Seoul National University. She has worked as a visiting researcher at Korea Broadcasting System, as contributing editor for the KBS Standard Korean Language Pronunciation Encyclopedia, and was a member of the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) committee of examiners. She has authored several Korean language teaching books.

Soyoung Yoo is professor at the International Language Program at Dankook University's Global Language Institute. She holds a master's degree in Japanese language education and was a visiting Japanese language professor at the Korean National Police University. She has authored other Korean language teaching books.

Lee Joon-gi is an actor, singer, dancer and model. He became famous playing the clown in the movie The King and the Clown (2005) and has also appeared in many popular K-dramas including Iljimae (2008); Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016); Lawless Lawyer (2018); and The Flower of Evil (2020), which is available on Netflix.