Yonsei Korean in 3 weeks 1
The Yonsei Korean in 3 Weeks 1 was written for the foreigner and overseas Korean students who seek to learn the Korean language within a short amount of time. As a textbook for beginners, this was written to help the learner have a wider understanding of Korea with the necessary lessons in vocabulary, grammar, culture, and way of thinking. The Yonsei Korean in 3 Weeks 1 is made up of 15 lessons. Lessons 1-3 cover the Korean alphabet and sentence reading, and lessons 4-15 cover the necessary dialogues of everyday life in Korea with the vocabulary, expressions, grammar, and tasks that a student must know at the beginner level. Five characters appear in the Yonsei Korean in 3 Weeks 1 and the 12 lessons consist of dialogues about the everyday life of these characters.
Each chapter of this textbook includes a chapter title, objective, illustration and introductory questions, dialogue, pronunciation, vocabulary words, grammar, tasks and culture. The chapter title for each lesson is an important sentence taken from the chapter dialogue. The objective for each chapter presents a communication skill and task necessary to learn in order to motivate the learner and help promote a clearer understanding of the chapter.
The main dialogue of each chapter was created with the intention to make it the most typical and representative type of dialogue concerning a targeted theme. Each dialogue is made up of 4-7 sentences with 2 turns of dialogue. An illustration and a couple of questions come before the dialogue to help the learner become interested in the content of the conversation. Words from the dialogue that need special attention with pronunciation are presented separately to help the learner practice the words with accurate pronunciation.
The main chapter dialogues are presented in English, Japanese, and Chinese in a supplement to help the learner easily understand the context and content of the dialogue. The selected vocabulary words for the theme of each chapter that the learner must know are presented with illustrations to help with understanding meaning. There are 321 words presented in Yonsei Korean in 3 Weeks 1. The grammar and sentence pattern lessons that come from each chapter s main dialogue are explained in the learner s native language in a supplement and the example sentences are presented. After the grammar presentation, practice questions are included to help the learner check what he or she has learned.
There are 3 tasks for each chapter which are consistent with the communication skill presented in the chapter objective. The tasks adequately address the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and for the beginner stage, a greater emphasis is made on speaking and listening. The culture section that pertains to the theme of the chapter and helps in understanding the Korean language includes an explanation and photograph or drawing. As a supplement, translation, grammar practice, listening script, sample answers and index are provided for the learner s confirmation of the chapter s contents and selfstudy of the targeted grammar lessons. The sample answers present the answers to the vocabulary and grammar practice. In the index of vocabulary and grammar, the new vocabulary, including the vocabulary related to themes, and grammar lessons are organized in Korean alphabetical order.
|Publisher||Yonsei University Press|
|Author||Yonsei Korean Language Institute|