Korean I-II

Korean I-II

Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9780743557771
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  • List Price: $495.00

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Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs, plus 2 reading booklets

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program. This complete Korean course includes all of Levels I and II – 30 hours of spoken language practice and two hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding and reading Korean. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about two hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out the Korean alphabet, then to progress to reading for meaning. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Korean with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

About the Korean Language

Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea. It’s also spoken in neighboring Yanbian, China. Some 72 million speak Korean. There are two standard dialects, Seoul (South Korea) and P'yongyang (North Korea). Pimsleur's Korean teaches the Seoul dialect of South Korea.

Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs, plus 2 reading booklets

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program. This complete Korean course includes all of Levels I and II – 30 hours of spoken language practice and two hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding and reading Korean. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about two hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out the Korean alphabet, then to progress to reading for meaning. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Korean with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

About the Korean Language

Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea. It’s also spoken in neighboring Yanbian, China. Some 72 million speak Korean. There are two standard dialects, Seoul (South Korea) and P'yongyang (North Korea). Pimsleur's Korean teaches the Seoul dialect of South Korea.

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • It works (3)

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    5.0

    Hard, hard, hard but happy.

    By Lili

    from San Francisco

    About Me Multilingualist

    Verified Buyer

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        • Anywherewhen There Istime

        Comments about Korean I-II:

        The hardest language I ever tackled with because of pronunciation.

         
        4.0

        Pimsleur is Practical

        By DGDKOREA

        from Pyeongtaek, South Korea

        About Me Business person, Government employee, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Practical

        Cons

        • Native Speakers Erratic

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Korean Phases 1-2:

        I'd been using a competitor's product for years without significant improvement when a colleague asked if I'd heard of your program. I purchased it the next day and started practicing the next day on my daily walks. I've gotten more out of the first 8 lessons in the last 30 days than I got in 2 years with the other program. Pimsleur is practical. From unit 1, I learned to speak and converse with every-day language. I've even had Koreans pass me on the exercise trail and reply that, "Yes, soju would be nice" ;-)

         
        4.0

        So far so good

        By Hilary

        from Busan, South Korea

        About Me English Teacher, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Portable
        • Quick
        • Time Efficient

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Korean Phases 1-2:

        I have been living in South Korea for several years, and have always struggled with maintaining a consistent study routine.

        I like the Pimsleur method: 30 minutes every day, listen and repeat. I usually do this in the morning as I putter about getting ready for work.

        Although this was a lot of money for me initially, it is cheaper than other products out there. Considering I don't intend to leave Korea soon, and not having a good schedule to attend live classes, this is a worthwhile investment for me. I wish I had known about this earlier.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I would eventually like a writing aspect: Although it is easy for me to read Korean, I struggle with dictation, often getting the vowel sounds mixed up. There are many words and expressions I speak easily, but writing them I often make spelling mistakes.

        As for purchasing, perhaps make an option to send segments as gifts?

         
        5.0

        It Really Works!

        By Twiggly

        from USA

        About Me Business person

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Family background/Heritage
          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Korean Phases 1-2:

          I am on Lesson 15 of Level 1 Korean. I use it every day. It is very satisfying to be able to understand the simple conversations at the beginning of each lesson, and it is astonishing how painless this system is.

          I have a number of Korean colleagues, so I practice on them. They understand me readily, and compliment me on my accent. I can't actually hold a conversation with anyone yet, but I have started to see patterns in the grammar, so I am able make up my own sentences as I increase my vocabulary. For example, for me, there is way too much emphasis on drinking alcohol in the lessons . I substitute the words for water, tea, and coffee.

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