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Handbook of Korean Vocabulary: A Resource for Word Recognition and Comprehension

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Author: William O'Grady, Miho Choo
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (1996)
Binding: Paperback, 387 pages
Summary:
Vocabulary learning is the single most important component of second-language acquisition. In cases where the second language is unrelated to the learner's native tongue, this task presents special challenges because there are typically few clues in a word's form to assist in learning and remembering its meaning. This book offers a solution to this problem for students of Korean. The Handbook is the first ever "root dictionary" of Korean designed for second-language learners. Useful for students at all levels, it contains more than 1,500 vocabulary lists consisting of words built from a shared root. These lists offer a unique and efficient way for students to acquire new words. Upon encountering a word, students can consult the lists for its component roots and discover many other semantically related words built from the same elements.
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Guide to Korean Characters: Reading and Writing Hangul and Hanja

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Author: Bruce K. Grant
Publisher: Hollym International Corp. (1979)
Binding: Hardcover, 367 pages
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For the first time in English, a practical 367 page handbook with all you need to read and write the written language of 60,000,000 Korean people including hangul, the Korean alphabet, and 1,800 Chinese characters taught in Korean schools.
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Korean II, Comprehensive: Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs (with CDs)

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Author: Pimsleur
Publisher: Pimsleur (2007)
Binding: Audio CD, pages
Summary:
"Comprehensive Korean II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to: * engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences, * combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences, * create with language and function in informal situations, * deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future, * meet social demands and limited job requirements, * begin reading for meaning."
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Korean I, Comprehensive: Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs (with CDs)

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Author: Pimsleur
Publisher: Pimsleur (2005)
Binding: Audio CD, pages
Summary:
"Comprehensive Korean includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus an introduction to reading. Upon completion of this Level I program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures. You will be able to: * initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations, * deal with every day situations -- ask for information, directions, and give basic information about yourself and family, * communicate basic information on informal topics and participate in casual conversations, * avoid basic cultural errors and handle minimum courtesy and travel requirements, * satisfy personal needs and limited social demands, * establish rapport with strangers in foreign countries, * begin reading and sounding out items with native-like pronunciation."
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Functional Korean: A Communicative Approach

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Author: Yong-chol Kim, Namgui Chang
Publisher: Hollym International Corporation (2002)
Binding: Hardcover, 382 pages
Summary:
This is the first Korean-language textbook being made available in decades, with such comprehensiveness and thoroughness. Designed upon the latest language teaching/learning approach, Functional Korean will enable the English-speaking learner to develop skills and strategies for manipulating the Korean language system spontaneously and flexibly and to express his/her intended messages and meaning effectively in hundreds of real-life situations. There are ample cultural notes and illustrations, which will make the learning experience entertaining as well as instructive. Accompanying the regular lesson units are useful "resource" units dealing with the Korean sounds and Han-gul, numbers, telephone, Chinese characters, and others.
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Essential Korean Phrase Book

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Author: Soyeung Koh, Gene Baik
Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd. (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Summary:
This new series of phrasebooks contains the essential information needed by experienced and first-time traveler's alike, presented in a way that's concise, accessible and easy to understand. Each guide features over 4,000 words and phrases and is divided into 15 sections, covering all subjects that people are likely to encounter in their travels, from reserving a room for the night or ordering dinner at a restaurant to what to do when the rental car breaks down or how to change a flight. There is also a detail phonetic pronunciation table plus an extensive word list and grammar guide that will enable travelers to construct basic sentences.
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Elementary Korean

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Author: Jaehoon Yeon Ph.D. Ph.D., Ross King Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2000)
Binding: Hardcover, 432 pages
Summary:
"This textbook offers a complete first year course for learning Korean. Loosely based on Beginning Korean by Martin and Lee, it includes updated dialogues, grammar notes, and transcription in the Han'gul character system. The main objective of this book is competence in spoken Korean through a streamlined introduction to the fundamental patterns of the language. Based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, this book will provide students with an Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency level. Reading passages enhance the lessons."
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Continuing Korean

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Author: Insun Lee, Jaehoon Yeon, Ross King
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2004)
Binding: Hardcover, 544 pages
Summary:
Includes74-minute Audio CD. Continuing Korean is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex structure of Korean language. It offers a full range of field-tested exercises that will help readers build their confidence and fluency in the Korean language. Each lesson includes Korean dialogues, vocabulary, lesson notes and detailed breakdowns of the grammatical structure under discussion, and exercises.
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Colloquial Korean (with CD)

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Author: Kim In-Seok
Publisher: Routledge (2008)
Binding: Audio CD, pages
Summary:
Colloquial Korean is easy to use and completely up-to-date! Specially written by an experience teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Korean. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Korean your best choice in personal language learning? * Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice * Clear – Concise grammar notes * Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide * Complete – including answer key and reference section By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Korean in a broad range of everyday situations. Two 60-minute CDs are available to complement the book. Recorded by native speakers, this material will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
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Beginner's Korean (with 2 CDs)

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Author: Kangjin Lee, Jeyseon Lee
Publisher: Hippocrene Books (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 510 pages
Summary:
This introduction to Korean is designed for both classroom use and self-study. The 12 lessons combine dialogues with easy-to-follow grammatical explanations, and include vocabulary, cultural material, and exercises that reinforce the material covered. Each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing the student to gain confidence and mastery over the language. The audio CDs complement the dialogue and vocabulary sections of the book, helping the student to understand the language as spoken.
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