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- Item/ISBN: 9791189809560
- Publisher: Seoul Selection
- Year: 2022
- Cover: Softcover
- Pages: 244
- Language: Korean / English
- Class: Book (with QR Codes linking to YouTube)
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Learn Korean while watching K-drama scenes on YouTube and Netflix!
Inside the book: scripts, YouTube links, and Netflix timestamps to five sensational Korean drama shows
● Learn Korean through scripts and clips from five of the latest and hottest K-drama shows.
● Feel the joy of deepening your understanding of the Korean language through detailed explanations and exercises on dictation, vocabulary, and sentence structures.
● Internalize everyday Korean language including colloquial expressions, popular neologisms used amongst today’s younger generation, shortened words, text abbreviations, and slang.
● Casually encounter Korean food, fashion, entertainment, and cultural values through the K-drama content.
A Korean Language Textbook Centered on K-Drama Scripts and Videos
Learn Korean through K-Dramas 3 is a Korean language textbook developed around short scenes from five of the most popular Hallyu K-drama shows, making the study of the Korean language fun and effective. This third book of the K-Drama Korean Series features K-drama shows of varying genres: Another Miss Oh, Something in the Rain, Strong Girl Bong-soon, Hospital Playlist (Season 1), and Vincenzo.
While studying the Korean language through the included drama scripts, readers will not only be able to peek at how Koreans define love and deal with separation but also gain a deeper understanding of various issues in Korean society, including those concerning equality, work ethics, and social justice.
This book is unique in that each script comes with a QR code and a Netflix timestamp that provide direct links to corresponding YouTube videos and Netflix scenes, allowing for readers to access the clips at any time and understand the language content while watching and listening to it on screen. This third book also features illustrations that capture the mood of each drama show to allow a more intuitive and immersive learning experience.
This book is also written entirely in both English and Korean to enable even beginner Korean language students to make the most out of its content. The right-side pages of the book are dedicated to the original K-drama scripts and the left-side pages provide English translations for a convenient learning experience for students of all proficiency levels. The Korean scripts come with Romanized pronunciation guides so that readers can easily acquaint themselves to accurate pronunciations.
The book is optimal for self-study, and its size (150 x 200 mm), relatively small for a textbook, makes it handy and portable.
Moreover, the book’s various exercises requiring short, subjective answers as well as the proven-effective dictation practice sections make the book suitable not only for self-study but also as a workbook for use in schools and academies. In particular, this second book places further emphasis on grammar to aid students preparing for the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK).
Furthermore, the cultural commentary in the book helps readers encounter and understand Korea’s food, fashion, entertainment, and cultural values in connection to the K-drama scenes.
Understanding Various Expressions Used on K-Drama Shows and Learning Colloquial Korean, Acronyms, and Slang
Though the videos are each only about five minutes long, there is a lot to be learned from their content. Vocabulary and grammar are thoroughly explained with examples from the scripts, and exercise questions to help readers master the various expressions used in the scenes are included in each lesson.
K-drama shows mirror Korean language as it is used every day—colloquial expressions, popular or newly-coined terms and slang used by young people, text abbreviations, idioms, and so on—which greatly benefits those who want to learn “real-life” Korean language.
About the Series
The first book in the series Learn Korean through K-Dramas featured romantic K-drama shows that won popularity both at home and abroad: You Who Came from the Stars, Descendants of the Sun, Goblin (Dokkaebi), Hotel Del Luna, and Crash Landing on You.
The second book featured shows that offer an intensive look into various social issues in Korea: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, Itaewon Class, My Mister, SKY Castle, and Misaeng: Incomplete Life.
Sequels in the series will continue to be published to help students stay on course with their studies while learning the Korean language in a fun and easy way.
About the Author
With a bachelor’s degree in Korean language education and a doctorate in Korean language and literature from Seoul National University, Lee Miok has delivered lectures on Korean language and culture at numerous schools including Hanyang University, Dankook University, Kookmin University, and Kangnam University for the past 10 years. She currently serves as a senior researcher at the Institute of Humanities at Seoul National University (SNUIH) and a visiting professor at Myongji University.