Intermediate College Korean / Edition 1

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This companion volume to College Korean (California, 1992) enables students to continue their development of Korean language skills and to enrich their understanding of Korea. Because language is a fundamental component of culture, the text incorporates themes relating to Korea's cultural customs and social issues, presented in the form of dialogues, anecdotes, short essays, and poems. Also included are themes tied to the country's physical geography, including major cities, islands, and historical sites.

Each lesson consists of a situation dialogue, core vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, grammar, and exercises on reading and listening comprehension. The vocabulary uses adult-level words from the media and professional worlds and ranges from computer terms to martial arts. Unlike other Korean language texts,
Intermediate College Korean
goes well beyond everyday survival skills and offers students a much wider exposure to both the language and culture of Korea.

A reference section includes an index to patterns and grammar notes, a glossary, spelling tips, a list of connectives, and irregular verb charts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520222953
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/9/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 374
  • Sales rank: 994,455
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Clare You is Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 2003 she was awarded the Korean National Silver Medal of Culture for her work in the advancement of Korean culture, including language texts and translations. Eunsu Cho is Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Using the Text xv
Abbreviations and Symbols xix
Lesson 1 On the Airplane 1
Lesson 2 Seoul 9
Lesson 3 The First Day of Class 23
Lesson 4 Part-Time Job 32
Lesson 5 Conversation with Friends 40
Lesson 6 Ch'usok 50
Lesson 7 Kangwon-do and Lady Shin 61
Lesson 8 Taejon, the City of Science 74
Lesson 9 What Shall I Be? 84
Lesson 10 Kyongju and the Foundation Myth of Silla 95
Lesson 11 Calling on the Port City 106
Lesson 12 Kwangju, the City of Arts 114
Lesson 13 Cheju Island 124
Lesson 14 New Year's Day 132
Lesson 15 Song Contest 141
Lesson 16 Saint Valentine's Day 154
Lesson 17 Presidential Election 165
Lesson 18 Hong Kil-dong 176
Lesson 19 Music Concert Reservation 186
Lesson 20 Meeting a Korean-Chinese Student 196
Lesson 21 Electrical Gadget Goes Wrong 207
Lesson 22 Interpreting for a Trading Company 218
Lesson 23 Computer Information Center 227
Lesson 24 News from the United States 236
Lesson 25 Idiot Ondal and Princess Phyonggang 245
Lesson 26 About North Korea 253
Lesson 27 Reading Poems 261
Appendix 1 Case Markers and Postpositions 267
Appendix 2 Easily Misspelled Words 270
Appendix 3 Spacing between Words 275
Appendix 4 Verb Charts 277
Appendix 5 Connectives 284
Patterns and Grammar Notes Index 289
Glossary 305
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