inquisitive wrote:can anyone recommend some good books to start learning korean? like the alphabet and then reading, writing, speaking, and then listening or in any order...thanks.
księżycowy wrote:If you have someone to help you (online or otherwise), and you don't mind some blood, sweat, and tears, I can recommend the KLEAR textbooks (Integrated Korean).
księżycowy wrote:księżycowy wrote:If you have someone to help you (online or otherwise), and you don't mind some blood, sweat, and tears, I can recommend the KLEAR textbooks (Integrated Korean).
I suppose I can expand on my recommendation, like eddeux did:
You are thrown into the hangeul quite quickly. It seems (in my experience anyway) most courses either hold your hand too much or throw you too the lions with the hangeul. But the alphabet isn't really that difficult.
There are five levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced intermediate, advanced, and high advanced) with two volumes per level (so 10 books in all). So to get them all, it is a bit expensive, but all together it is a very comprehensive and expansive course. Also, the audio for the first two or three levels is available online for download for free.
The biggest downside is that the textbooks are meant for class study, not individual study. Thus there is no answer key for any of the exercises. Hence the reason I said someone to help you would be necessary. But on the plus side the grammar is explained quite clearly (from the parts I've gone through).
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