There are 42 million native Korean speakers, including more than 1 million in the U.S. , and knowledge of Korean is increasingly in demand due to South Koreaa s growing economic influence and North Koreaa s continuing international security issues. This fun and easy guide helps people pick up basic skills in this challenging language.
Jungwook Hong created a Korean language program and founded the Korean Studies Organization at the University of Virginia. Wang Lee was born in Seoul, Korea, and he moved at an early age to the Middle East. He spent two years in Kuwait and another six and a half in Saudi Arabia. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to the United States and has been there ever since. He graduated from Shimer College in 2000, with a B.A. in Humanities. Since then, he's been working as an interpreter and a translator. He has worked for various school districts helping children with disabilities and has worked as a translator in many different fields ranging from the medical profession to the auto industry. He tutors Korean children in English and writes in his spare time.
Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Getting Down the Basics. Chapter 2: The Nitty--Gritty: Basic Korean Grammar and Numbers. Chapter 3: Introductions and Greetings. Part II: Korean in Action. Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk. Chapter 5: Eating and Drinking. Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy. Chapter 7: Exploring the Town. Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation and Sports. Chapter 9: Making Connections: Phone, Mail, Fax, and Internet. Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House. Part III: Korean on the Go. Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money. Chapter 12: Asking Directions. Chapter 13: Staying at a Hotel. Chapter 14: Transportation. Chapter 15: Planning a Trip. Chapter 16: Handling an Emergency. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Get a Quick Handle on Korean. Chapter 18: Ten Things to Avoid Doing in Korea. Chapter 19: Ten Favorite Korean Expressions. Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Korean . Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Korean Verbs. Appendix B: Mini--Dictionary. Appendix C: Answer Key. Appendix D: On the CD. Tracks on the CD. System Requirements. Customer Care. Index.