05-02-2012 03:42 AM
yay, another seemile person :P
Originally Posted by PinkDiamond
06-07-2012 10:17 AM
Thanks for all the contributions relly helpful ! Since I have finished university I have four months of nothing so definitely determined to learn some Korean during that time!
06-07-2012 06:35 PM
Does anyone have any good book recommendations for korean...focus on grammar and hangul? I looked at the Mastering Korean by Nam Park but the reviews say it was tooooo formal...any recommendations?
06-08-2012 07:10 PM
For textbooks, I'd definitely recommend the Integrated Korean series by KLEAR. I have Korean textbooks made and used by Korean universities (i.e. Yonsei's 한국어 series and Seoul National University's 한국어 series), but KLEAR's Integrated Korean has, in my opinion, richer grammar explanations which are more effective if you're self-studying. If you're looking for grammar books to complement what you've learned, I suggest either Korean Grammar in Use (it has both Beginning and Intermediate grammar books) and Korean Grammar for International Learners.
07-20-2012 07:56 AM
Thanks for all the recommendations. I just ordered
Elementary Korean + Elementary Korean Workbook
Integrated Korean 1, Integrated Korean 2 + Integrated Korean Workbook
and can't wait for them to arrive. I hope they are worth the money (expensive stuff..) and that I have some motivation now.
07-20-2012 09:32 PM
Dude...I swear www.talktomeinkorean.com is the best website ever. Not only do you get lessons on podcasts and video, but also each lesson comes with a pdf file, so you can look back at notes and stuff. And, it's totally free.
07-25-2012 09:02 PM
Now that I tried it I warmly recommend the "Integrated Korean" book series. I'm only at page 50 and didn't really start the workbook (too much Hangeul-training which I already know) and feel like I'm fluent. xD
Of course I'm not! :P
07-29-2012 07:37 AM
Thanks for these links and advice guys I've been learning Japanese for 3 years and managed with sites and 1 book lol But finding resources for korean is a bit harder. I might try out some books like "Integrated Korean".. hope it's worth it ^^
08-09-2012 09:44 PM
It is. Except that it has no answer key, but since everyone is complaining about that I hope they'll publish one soon..
Originally Posted by xTenshiAi