Essential Korean for Business Use


Essential Korean for Business Use is constructed around the various situations you may encounter while conducting business, and includes numerous expressions that can be used by learners of Korean at all levels. It contains those expressions necessary for foreigners who reside in Korea and work permanently at Korean companies, and it also deals with situations required for short term business trips.

Especially, in order to do effective international business, you will have to first understand the culture of the country and people. In this context, this book will aid in bringing its readers a bit closer to Koreans by broadening their understanding of Korean culture. In a word, because it is composed of the actual Korean expressions most often used when doing business, it is apparent that all readers will find it useful.

Essential Korean for Business Use is composed of 15 chapters, each of which contains expressions necessary for both business and daily living. All of the expressions contained in this book are provided with both a literal translation and an English equivalent. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of vocabulary related to the chapter’s theme, and each chapter also contains short tips that introduce key elements of Korean culture.

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Table of Contents:
The Composition and Usage of This Book
Chapter 01. A Typical Day at the Office
Chapter 02. Office Machines and Facilities
Chapter 03. Reports
Chapter 04. Meetings
Chapter 05. Business Telephone Calls
Chapter 06. Computers and the Internet
Chapter 07. Negotiations and Contracts
Chapter 08. Office Interactions
Chapter 09. Customer Service
Chapter 10. Business Trips
Chapter 11. Entertaining Customers
Chapter 12. Personal Relations
Chapter 13. Money Matters
Chapter 14. Local Transportation
Chapter 15. Getting Hired and the First Day on the Job


Sungmi Kwon

Visiting professor, University of Seoul, Institute of International Cooperation and Education
Ph. D. Ewha Womans University
Ed. M. Boston University, TESOL
M. A. Ewha Womans University, Korean Language education

John M. Frankl

Professor, Yonsei University, Underwood International College
Ph. D. Harvard University, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
A.M. Harvard University, Regional Studies: East Asia
M.A. Yonsei University, Korean Language and Literature
B.A. University of California, Berkeley, East Asian Languages

359 pp.
LC# 2011930277
Softcover 14 x 21 cm.
ISBN-13: 9781565913127
ISBN-10: 1565913124

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