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Elementary Korean [With CD (Audio)]
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Ross King, Ph.D., is Professor of Korean and Head of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He completed his B.A. in Linguistics at Yale and his doctorate in Linguistics (Korean) at Harvard. Dr. King taught Korean language and linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from 1990 to 1994, before accepting his current position. Dr. King's research interests range from Korean historical grammar, dialectology and pedagogy to the language, culture and history of the ethnic Korean minority in the former Soviet Union. He also serves as Dean of the Korean Language Village at Concordia Language Villages, a Korean language and culture summer immersion program for young people ages 7 to 18 that is based in northern Minnesota.

Jaehoon Yeon, Ph.D., is Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics and Chair of the Centre of Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the author of Korean Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning (Saffron Books, London) and the co-author of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge), Complete Korean: Teach Yourself (Hodder Education) and Integrated Korean: Advanced I, II (University of Hawaii Press). He has published many articles on Korean grammar and linguistics. He has been teaching Korean language and linguistics at SOAS since 1989. Dr. Yeon's research interests include a wide range of Korean linguistics (especially morpho-syntax) and linguistic typology, Korean language pedagogy, and translation.

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"Elementary Korean is the golden standard for learning Korean. It is the most thorough and all-round introduction to Korean that I know of. The logical structure makes it easy to follow." -Perapera Language Tools blog
"So far the best books I've seen for self-study seem to be King and Yeon's Elementary Korean. They come with CD's the workbook comes with an answer key, they get great reviews, and in general, they should serve you well for taking you through the basics on your own." -Fluentforever.com blog
"The explanations of grammar are very easy to understand and very thorough. The vocabulary lists are very good as well. I just highly recommend these books because they are very easy to understand, nice hardback books with a good binding, include an audio cd, and also present good vocabulary and grammar." -Learnkoreanlangauge.com blog
"Comes with CD and the beginning hits you with the basics: simple phrases and hangul. Each lesson builds upon the grammar you've learned in the previous lesson, so it's not hard. Well organized and easy to get through." -Linguajunkie.com blog
"The layout makes for a digestible read; each chapter begins with a dialogue and vocabulary list, followed by grammar points and exercises. The chapters are spattered with side notes that warn about common mistakes and caveats in a given lesson. I also have the accompanying workbook, which gives a lot of good practice." -Goodreads
"I like this book because it explains the 'how' and 'when' when it comes to proper usage of Korean language grammar." -Saranghae Korean blog
"I would definitely recommend this book to serious independent learners and teachers who are giving Beginner level classes." -Language Trainers blog
"Elementary Korean's clear, in-depth treatment will undoubtedly propel the beginner learner forward in their quest to master the Korean language..." -Loving Korean blog

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