Korean Stories For Language Learners: Traditional Folktales in Korean and English (Free Online Audio)

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The most enjoyable way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its stories–especially when they’re told in two languages!

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.

Online audio recordings by native speakers help readers improve their pronunciation and inflection, and can be accessed at Tuttle Publishing’s website.

From the Publisher

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Learn the Basics of Korean the Fun Way!

Created by Korean Language university professor, Julie Damron, this book offers beginners the perfect introduction to Korean Language and culture. The 42 traditional stories increase in difficulty; with simpler, shorter passages to start and multi-page stories by the end. Each story includes:

Key Vocabulary ListPre- and Post-Reading Discussion QuestionsInteresting Cultural NotesWriting & Speaking Activities

With a thorough introduction to Reading & Writing in Korean, as well as extensive glossaries and activity sheets, anyone can start mastering the Korean Language as a beginner!

Includes Lessons on Reading & Writing in Korean + Pronunciation Guides + Two Glossaries

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Overview of Reading & Writing in KoreanSyllables, Sounds, Vowels & Consonants Writing Words and SentencesTemplates to practice writing in KoreanCompanion Audio for Listening Comprehension with Each StoryPair with pronunciation activities to reinforce your understanding of soundsEnglish to Korean GlossaryKorean to English Glossary

42 Traditional Folktales in Side-by-Side Korean and English

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Key Features With Each Tale:

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Key Vocabulary

Each story is followed by a list of selected Key Vocabulary, which grow in length and complexity throughout the book.

Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions are provided for pre- and post-reading. Use to guide classroom lesson, or for personal comprehension.

Cultural Notes

Learn about Korean culture, both traditional and modern, with relevant cultural insights offered with each story.

Details
36 traditional Korean folktales in parallel Korean and English on facing pages, with detailed notes and exercises aimed at beginning to intermediate language learners. A picture dictionary that covers the 1,500 most useful Korean words and phrases–a fun and helpful resource for anyone learning Korean! A super-cute, full-color phrasebook that covers all the situations you are likely to encounter in daily life, from school and work to friends, dates, TV and more. An interactive workbook for beginners to learn how to write and read Korean quickly! Practice writing Korean with this introduction to the Hangul Alphabet with 100 Pages of Blank Writing Practice Grids

Online Media
Native-speaker audio recordings Native-speaker audio recordings Native-speaker audio recordings Native-speaker audio recordings; Printable flash cards Native-speaker audio recordings

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tuttle Publishing; Bilingual edition (September 11, 2018)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0804850038
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0804850032
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.31 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.98 x 9.02 inches

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