Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

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MacGyver
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby MacGyver » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:11 am

ロータス wrote:Korean Stories For Language Learners: Traditional Folktales in Korean and English (Free Audio CD Included)

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.


I found that at a local bookstore last week and brought it. I haven't done much more than thumb through it so far, but it looks very good.
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby MacGyver » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:15 am

Oh, this is not really language related, but I recommend following "Designersparty" on facebook and instagram. They post photos from throughout Korean (and world) history. Some photos are very eye opening, especially the sets on the Korean war.
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby David1917 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:45 pm

Step 1: Acquire "Let's Learn Korean" by BJ Jones, complete.

This is the book Arguelles recommends beginning with, and I was able to get it from Interlibrary Loan. Not sure if I'll be able to complete it by the due date of 4/21, but I guess that ought to motivate me to get as much of it done as I can.

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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby Sayonaroo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:28 am

This is a free resource for learning Korean from folktales!

https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/11/
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Re: Korean Study Group / 한국어 스터딩

Postby clemieclutalkie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:16 pm

Hi guys! I'm brand new to this forum and to this thread! So excited to meet you all!

Why are you interested in Korean?
Because I'm attracted to Asian languages (in a not weird way). I just love the way it sounds, I love the complexity and I love that it's a critical language. I am all about critical languages!

What is your goal for this language?
I would like to be able to watch the news in Korean, understand politics and also entertainment. I'd like to watch tv shows (especially comedy shows) and understand without subtitles. I also plan to use Korean to make new friends and to use it in an academic settings for my future career.


Do you have a favorite Korean language song? If so, what is it? Embed the video in your post if you like.
Hard to say, but at the moment it's Blanket Kick by BTS. It's so underrated, yet so cute and catchy. The melody always makes me so happy!



What is your favorite feature of the Korean language that you've encountered so far in your studies?
The pronunciation. I LOVE the way the words sound as they come out of people's mouths! Something so flowy and yet to the point about it. I also love the way older people are addressed as uncle, aunt, older sister, older brother, etc even if they aren't related. It's like a family!
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