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.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • It works (9)
  • Portable (8)
  • Perfects accent (7)
  • Fun (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (9)
  • Travel (9)
  • Business/work (8)
  • Fun (7)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
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    • Traveler (7), Business person (5)

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4.0

Good teaching the formal way

By Ed Animating

from LA, CA

About Me Animator, Business person, Traveler

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Informal Terms
  • No Peer Terms
  • No Subordinate Terms

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Pleasure
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Korean I-II:

I like pimsleur, I own the spanish, French and Korean. Korean is my first and I got it because I work with Koreans in Animation so they are my peer group.

That being said, I appreciate being able to order and I met women using this but one thing they all said that I needed to know if I wanted to speak Korean is to know how to speak to peers and those lower than me. Because Pimsleur teaches you how to talk to elders and those above you can be talking to your next GF or co worker who is younger than you and talk to them like she was her Grandma. Not a good look.

I would recommend a III, and a IV and V to cover the different social stages in Korean that one needs to know to address peers and those subordinates.

 
5.0

Top drawer leaning

By John

from Southern Oregon

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

Comments about Korean Phases 1-2:

This is the second Pimsleur course I have purchased. I have tried many different language programs, but none that I like as well as Pimsleur. The ability to add the programs to my i-phone and review them anywhere has added to the speed at which I learn. I especially like the way Pimsleur incorporates new words and phrases along with review of previous material. I find their 30-minute a day program to be an effective way to learn; however I have doubled it to one program in the morning and another in the evening and found that I can increase my speed of learning without much loss of retention. Overall I have found it well worth the price and would recommend it to anyone.

 
5.0

A big change in my learning Korean

By Cord Meijering, Composer

from Darmstadt, Germany

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Reviewer

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:

    For years I tried to learn the Korean language with books, Rosetta Stone etc., but it did not work out really. That was disappointing and frustrating. Then someone recommended the Pimsleur course to me. First I hesitated to buy again a new software for Korean. But fortunately I did. Pimsleur changed my way to learn the Korean language completely. It became so easy and quick to learn this language that is so different from Western languages. After having tried many Korean language programs I can say: Pimsleur is the best off all! Thanks a lot!

     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Jaz

    from UK

    About Me Healthcare Employee, Language Hobbyist, Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fits Any Schedule
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Natural Way Of Learning
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Booklet Doesn't Match
    • Booklet Doesn't Matching
    • No Tailored Course Notes
    • No writing component
    • Some Small Errors

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Korean Phases 1-2:

    I am nearly finished with Phase one and have learnt so much in terms of making conversation and natural sentence structuring. Its absolutely great for a natural pronunciation of the language and I feel the phrases are literally embedded in my head.
    Its so easy to learn with this program! Also I am not a strict everyday listener, this program is easy to fit around a busy life, and each audio is so short I can recap easily if need be. I've taken maybe twice as long to get through the lessons, because I'm learning casually and going back to listen again.

     
    5.0

    I would buy again and again.

    By k loves language

    from Kingdom of Cambodia

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Korean Phases 1-2:

    Your learning concept is excellent, I have recommended Pimsleur over and over again. Several of my friends have purchased your program.

    May I suggest that you include the audio conversation within the reading lesson.

    At the moment I am learning Korean. It is very easy to read but I would like to see the audio conversations and follow along as they converse.

    Best.
    k

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