Korean through English Book 2 w/ CD


The Korean through English series has been widely used as an educational textbook series for foreign learners of Korean. It was designed for beginners who start learning Korean as a foreign language for the first time. The textbook is to help the learners understand the fundamental system of Korean letters (Hangeul) and acquire basic vocabulary and grammatical items.

Now, the new edition of Volume 2 is available. It maintains the same major learning objectives as the previous version and meets new trends and learners’ needs. The textbook targets intermediate learners who should advance their Korean language skills to the upper level. This is to help learners become more confident in using Korean language with accuracy and fluency. The current revision has been made by Sang-Oak Lee who wrote the original version and Youngmee Chung at the Language Education Institute of Seoul National University.

Approachable and Organized!

Korean through English 2 consists of 25 lessons. Lessons 1 through 25 are made up of Vocabulary, Conversation, Grammar & Expression, and Exercise. Most lessons include “Let’s learn about Korea!” section at the end of the lesson. It is supplement to help learners understand Korean culture more deeply.

In the beginning of every lesson, new vocabulary is accompanied by a short gloss in English. These glosses provide a general idea on the meaning of the words presented in the following dialogue.

In the conversation section, every effort has been made to provide both realistic and interesting circumstances. Authors have chosen to focus more on the everyday-life and modern cultural features which the learners are more likely to encounter.

Explanation of the grammatical items and expressions are covered in English. They are accompanied by examples in both Korean and English to illustrate how they are used in practice.

Exercises give learners opportunity to practice and use the new vocabulary and grammar presented in each lesson. Also, the cultural columns on Korea are supplements to help learners understand important aspects of Korean culture which might be unfamiliar to most foreigners.
The information on Korea, “Let’s Learn about Korea,” picks up the theme from the dialogue to enhance understanding of traditional culture and modern society of Korea.

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The National Institute of the Korean Language

Sang-Oak Lee
Professor Emeritus in Korean Linguistics Seoul National University (SNU)

  • M.A., Ph. D. in General Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana and a Research Fellow in the Harvard-Yenching Institute
  • Visiting Professor of Asian Studies, Australian National University
  • Humboldt Research Fellow, Munich University
  • Director of SNU-UCLA Language and Culture Training Project in Korea
  • Director of SNU-UCLA and SNU Griffith (Australia) Telelink Program
  • Visiting Professor of Asian Studies, University of Sydney
  • Director of Korean Language Research Institute, Seoul National University
  • Director of America Center in LA, Seoul National University

Youngmee Chung
Full-time lecturer at Language Education Institute Seoul National University (SNU)

  • B.A. in College of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • M.A. in Korean Studies, The Academy of Korean Studies
  • Lecturer at Language Education Institute, Seoul National University
232 pp.
LC# 93-79442
Softcover 18.8 x 25.7 cm
ISBN-13: 9781565913165
ISBN-10: 1565913167

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