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Intermediate College Korean / Edition 1

Intermediate College Korean / Edition 1

by Clare YouClare You


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520222953
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/09/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Using the Text
Abbreviations and Symbols

Lesson 1 On the Airplane
Lesson 2 Seoul
Lesson 3 The First Day of Class
Lesson 4 Part-Time Job
Lesson 5 Conversation with Friends
Lesson 6 Ch’usök
Lesson 7 Kangwön-do and Lady Shin
Lesson 8 Taejön, the City of Science
Lesson 9 What Shall I Be?
Lesson 10 Kyöngju and the Foundation Myth of Silla
Lesson 11 Calling on the Port City
Lesson 12 Kwangju, the City of Arts
Lesson 13 Cheju Island
Lesson 14 New Year’s Day
Lesson 15 Song Contest
Lesson 16 Saint Valentine’s Day
Lesson 17 Presidential Election
Lesson 18 Hong Kil-dong
Lesson 19 Music Concert Reservation
Lesson 20 Meeting a Korean-Chinese Student
Lesson 21 Electrical Gadget Goes Wrong
Lesson 22 Interpreting for a Trading Company
Lesson 23 Computer Information Center
Lesson 24 News from the United States
Lesson 25 Idiot Ondal and Princess Phyönggang
Lesson 26 About North Korea
Lesson 27 Reading Poems

Appendix 1: Case Markers and Postpositions
Appendix 2: Easily Misspelled Words
Appendix 3: Spacing between Words
Appendix 4: Verb Charts
Appendix 5: Connectives

Patterns and Grammar Notes Index


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