Do you know what's the biggest obstacle preventing many from learning Korean to fluency? It's a lack of vocabulary! Reading in Korean is perhaps the most effective way to build up your vocabulary. With our book Korean Short Stories for Beginners and Intermediate Learners, you can practice reading the language while working on your Korean vocabulary and grammar skills. The stories contained within this book were written with Korean language learners in mind, so you don't have to worry about the level of the reading being too difficult as you encounter new vocabulary and grammar to learn Korean. Our Korean short stories use only the real language as spoken and written by native speakers every day so that you can learn Korean the natural way. They have been written and edited by native speakers from South Korea. Grab your copy now and get started today!
An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young adult and adult intermediate learners of Korean. "Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in Korean for Intermediate Learners has been written especially for students from low-mid intermediate (ACTFL) level of Korean. Mapped to B1 and approaching B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading, and most importantly - enjoyment! What does this book give you? - Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary - Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently - Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability - Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way - Beautiful illustrations accompanying each story, to set the scene and support your understanding - Pleasure! Research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' With intriguing plots that will spark your imagination and keep you reading, Short Stories in Korean for Intermediate Learners will take your grasp of Korean to the next level with key features to support and consolidate your progress, including: -A glossary for bolded words in each text -Full plot summary -A bilingual word list -Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Korean for Intermediate Learners uses reading as the perfect tool to not only delight in learning Korean, but to accelerate your journey towards fluency. Use the codes inside the book and ebook to access a bonus story for free and the discounted audiobook on our Language Readers Library site or in the Language Readers app.
Are you looking for a new Korean challenge after mastering the basics? Welcome to the Intermediate level! The Korean language is constantly advancing and conquering new markets. Whether it's with their television series, their incredible music or simply the culture and tourism, the Korean tongue is currently taking over the world! And we guess that you don't want to be left behind in not understanding and speaking Korean, right? Because of this, we have created the next level of Korean stories for the students who have already surpassed the beginner level: Intermediate Korean Short Stories! In this book we have compiled 12 challenging, compelling and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary, educate you on the culture and give you the tools to boost your grasp of the wonderful Korean tongue. How Intermediate Korean Short Stories works: - Each chapter possesses a funny, interesting and/or thought-provoking story based on real-life situations, allowing you to discover more about the Korean way of life. The last two are even more challenging in length and level for those of you getting ready for Advanced Korean! - The summaries follow the story: a synopsis in Korean and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about. Use them if you're having trouble. - At the end of those summaries, you'll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson, as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance! - Finally, you'll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Korean, allowing you the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don't worry if you don't know the answer to any - we will provide them immediately after (and in English), but no cheating! We want you to feel comfortable while mastering the Korean tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles! So look no further! Pick up your copy of Intermediate Korean Short Stories and level up your Korean language learning right now!
The 'Korean wave' in music and film and Korea's rise to become the twelfth economic power in the world have boosted the world-wide popularity of Korean language study. The linguistic study of Korean, with its rich syntactic and phonological structure, complex writing system, and unique socio-historical context, is now a rapidly growing research area. Contributions from internationally renowned experts on the language provide a state-of-the-art overview of key current research in Korean language and linguistics. Chapters are divided into five thematic areas: phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics and pragmatics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, and language pedagogy. The Handbook includes cross-linguistic data to illuminate the features of Korean, and examples in Korean script, making it suitable for advanced students and researchers with or without prior knowledge of Korean linguistics. It is an essential resource for students and researchers wishing to explore the exciting and rapidly moving field of Korean linguistics.
The most enjoyable way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its stories—especially when they're told in two languages! Korean Stories for Language Learners introduces 42 traditional Korean folktales with bilingual Korean and English versions, presented on facing pages, together with detailed notes and exercises aimed at beginning learners of the language. The book can be used as a reader in first- and second-year Korean language courses or by anyone who wishes to learn about Korean folktales and traditional Korean culture. This elegantly illustrated volume is designed to help language learners expand their vocabulary and to develop a basic familiarity with Korean culture. The stories gradually increase in length and complexity throughout the book as the reader improves their vocabulary and understanding of the language. After the first few stories, the reader is asked to use the vocabulary in speaking and writing exercises. By reading these classic stories, they also are given a window into Korean culture and learn to appreciate the uniqueness of the country—which provides greater motivation to continue learning the difficult language. Cultural notes and discussion questions further reinforce one's understanding of the stories, and bolster one's language skills. Korean-English and English-Korean glossaries are included as well as an overview of the Korean Hangeul script. Audio recordings by native speakers help readers improve their pronunciation and inflection.
The most enjoyable way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its stories—especially when they're told in two languages! Korean Stories for Language Learners introduces 42 traditional Korean folktales through bilingual Korean and English texts presented on facing pages. This elegantly illustrated volume is designed to help language learners expand their vocabulary and to develop a basic familiarity with Korean culture. Accompanied by detailed cultural notes, vocabulary lists, and grammar points, the stories gradually increase in length and complexity as readers improves their understanding of the language. After the first few stories, readers are asked to use the vocabulary in speaking and writing exercises. By reading these classic stories, westerners are also given a window into Korean culture and learn to appreciate the uniqueness of the country. The book can be used as a reader in first and second-year Korean language courses or by anyone who wishes to learn about Korean folktales and traditional Korean culture. A Korean-English glossary, an overview of the Korean Hangeul script, and free native-speaker audio recordings to aid pronunciation round out this delightful learning package.
The Routledge Intermediate Korean Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Korean at the intermediate level. The Korean Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Korean. It consists of eighteen readings, graded on the basis of complexity of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. These readings present a range of different text types representative of modern Korean literary and popular writing which will inspire learners to continue reading independently in Korean. It is ideal for learners who already possess knowledge of essential grammar and vocabulary and who wish to expand their knowledge of the language through contextualized reading material. Key features include: extracts of modern literature and newspaper/magazine articles vocabulary lists for quick reference short grammar explanations of any complicated structures comprehension and discussion questions full answer key at the back. Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Korean Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency. The Reader is ideal for learners at the intermediate-mid or intermediate high who are aiming to achieve advanced proficiency according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In terms of the Common European Framework this equates to a progression from A2 through to B1/B2.
Learning Korean with parallel text is the most rewarding and effective method to learn a language. Existing vocabulary is refreshed, while new vocabulary is instantly put into practice. The Korean grammar easily sinks in through our cleverly written and well formatted stories. Designed for the e-reader - Each sentence has been translated line by line making it easy to follow. No dictionary needed!Recommended for intermediate level learners of Korean and as a refreshers course. This book is intended for reading. No pronunciation guides are provided. Our easy short stories contain European culture and characters. The stories have been written to keep the readers attention and are fun to read for you to learn through your motivation.
Language and literature teaching are a keystone in the age of STEM, especially when dealing with minority communities. Practical methodologies for language learning are essential for bridging the cultural gap. Teaching Language and Literature On and Off-Canon is a critical research publication that provides a multidisciplinary, multimodal, and heterogenous perspectives on the applications of language learning and teaching practices for commonly studied languages, such as Spanish, English, and French, and less-studied languages, such as Latin, Gaelic, and ancient Semitic languages. Highlighting topics such as language acquisition, artistic literature, and minority languages, this book is essential for language teachers, linguists, academicians, curriculum designers, policymakers, administrators, researchers, and students.
About This Book The “Darakwon Korean Readers” series is comprised of books that recompose classic Korean literary works to match the reading levels of students from beginner to advanced levels (A1~C2) so students can easily increase their Korean reading comprehension skills in a fun way. The third literary work in this series, “The Story of Heungbu,” adapts a classic Korean novel about Nolbu, a greedy brother who wants to keep the assets left by his parents all to himself, and his poor but kind younger brother Heungbu. As students enjoy reading this story, they can naturally become familiar with vocabulary words and expressions that are essential for the intermediate level. In addition, through explanations about the historical background, students can understand the culture of that time period. Not only can students read the content, they can also listen to it by scanning QR codes to hear recordings of professional voice actors reading the story. Students can also use the English translations of the story and questions in the appendix at the end of the book to check their reading comprehension skills. ▪ The “Darakwon Korean Readers” series adapts classic Korean tales into modern Korean suitable for beginner to advanced levels. Each book presents vocabulary words and expressions that align with the standards of the International Standard Curriculum for Korean Language and Korean Language Education Vocabulary Content Development. Students can have fun as they easily read and understand each story. ▪ English translations of vocabulary words that are necessary for understanding the story are presented at the bottom of each page, as well as additional English explanations about grammar, expressions, and cultural background, allowing students to concentrate on reading without using a dictionary. In addition, students can easily check an English translation of the entire story in the appendix of the book. ▪ Students can listen to lively recordings done by professional voice actors by scanning the QR code on each page of the story. By looking at illustrations of the story’s main scenes and listening to the voice recordings, students can not only improve their listening skills, they can also vividly understand the emotions of the characters. ▪ Using a variety of questions in the book’s appendix, students can check their reading comprehension and practice sentence structures and vocabulary words that they should know for each corresponding level. In addition, students can compare various cultural situations with Korean culture through thought expansion questions based on the content of the story. 도서에 포함된 MP3(CD) 음원은 다락원 홈페이지(www.darakwon.co.kr)에서 무료 다운로드 가능합니다. “다락원 한국어 학습문고” 시리즈는 대표적인 한국 문학 작품을 초급부터 고급(A1~C2) 학습자들의 수준에 맞추어 재구성한 한국어 읽기 교재이다. 이 시리즈의 세 번째 작품인 ‘흥부전’은 한국인에게 친숙한 고전 소설을 각색한 것으로, 가난하고 착한 동생인 흥부가 제비를 구해 준 후 큰 복을 얻고, 욕심 많은 형 놀부는 나쁜 행동으로 벌을 받게 되는 이야기를 재미있게 읽으며 중급 필수 어휘와 표현을 자연스럽게 익힐 수 있다. 또한 시대적 배경과 관련된 설명을 통해 당시의 문화도 함께 이해할 수 있다. 더불어 전문 성우가 낭독한 음원을 QR코드를 통해 제공함으로써 눈뿐만 아니라 귀로도 내용을 확인할 수 있으며, 권말부록의 내용 이해 문제와 본문의 영어 번역을 통해 학습자가 스스로 자신의 독해 실력을 확인해 가며 독해력을 높일 수 있다.
Learn about Korean culture while improving your language skills! Korean Folktales for Language Learners presents 36 traditional folktales in parallel Korean and English versions on facing pages, with detailed notes and exercises aimed at beginning to intermediate language learners. Free online recordings of all the Korean stories are available to help students improve their pronunciation and comprehension skills. The stories--which gradually increase in complexity as the book progresses--include: "The Tiger with the Frozen Tail" - A wily rabbit persuades a hungry tiger to break a hole in the ice of a frozen river to catch fish with his tail. When the hole freezes, the tiger is trapped. "The Shepherd and the Fairy" - The Heavenly Jade Emperor's daughter falls in love with a shepherd boy who plays beautiful music. She wants to marry him, but her angry father turns her into a goldfish. "The Money in the Cauldron" - When a burglar breaks into the home of a poor scholar, he finds there is nothing to steal. The burglar feels sorry for him and leaves money behind. This elegantly illustrated volume is designed to help language learners expand their Korean vocabulary and grammar. The Korean vocabulary lists, exercises and audio recordings are designed as practice for first- and second-year Korean students. This entertaining anthology in English is complemented by cultural notes and discussion questions that further reinforce understanding Korean culture.