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This is a thoroughly revised edition of Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, the first volume of the best-selling series developed collaboratively by leading classroom teachers and linguists of Korean. All series volumes have been developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology - contextualization, learner-centeredness, use of authentic materials, usage-orientedness, balance between skill getting and skill using, and integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Grammar points are systematically introduced in simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples and exercises. Each situationtopic-based lesson of the main texts consists of model dialogues, narration, new words and expressions, vocabulary notes, culture, grammar, usage, and English translation of dialogues. In response to comments from hundreds of students and instructors of the first edition, this new edition features a more attractive two-color design with all new photos and drawings and an additional lesson and vocabulary exercises. Lessons are now organized into two main sections, each containing a conversational text (with its own vocabulary list) and a reading passage. The accompanying workbook, newly written, provides students with extensive skill-using activities based on the skills learned in the main text. Integrated Korean is a project of the Korean Language Education and Research Center (KLEAR) with the support of the Korea Foundation. In addition to the five-level Integrated Korean textbooks and workbooks, volumes include Korean Composition, Korean Language in Culture and Society, Korean Reader for Chinese Characters, Reading in Modern Korean Literature, and Selected Readings in Korean.
Posted May 16, 2015
This book is absolutely awful. The first practice they give you is a set of words written in hangul and they ask you to romanize them. Half the the hangul words are written in hangul that isn't even covered in the book so you have to go elsewhere to reference the entire alphabet just to complete the very first practice they give you. As most people have said, there are no answers whatsoever in this book. I emailed the publisher asking for them and they had told me that there has never or will never been an answer book created for these textbooks. How is anyone supposed to teach themselves when they don't even know if what they're writing is correct? If I have to research everything on the internet I'm better off not buying this book at all. If you're a beginner you're better off not buying this book as well. Since Barnes and Noble likes to be difficult and not allow returns after 14 days or things that have been taken out of shrink wrap I'm stuck with this poorly designed and horribly written "textbook". I don't know how you're supposed to tell a learning book is useful unless you take the shrink wrap off. Thanks B&N, I will no longer be shopping with you. Congrats.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 14, 2014
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