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Study Abroad in Korea: Korean Language and Culture

Publisher: , 2020
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From the publisher’s website:

Study Abroad in Korea prepares students for study in Korean by providing the reader with key expressions and guidance on certain aspects of culture and language idiosyncratic to Korea, focusing on everyday scenarios.

Key features include:

  • Key expressions throughout the book, providing practical linguistic knowledge with jargon-free explanations.
  • Exposes readers to contextualised, real-life situations through dialogues between two characters, one of whom is bilingual and teaching in Korea; the other is a student studying abroad.
  • Discussions of important historical events and social issues accompany relevant chapters.
  • Features a variety of dialects and varieties of spoken Korean to help students acclimatise to the diverse types of spoken Korean they will encounter.

Aimed at those who possess a basic knowledge of Korean who wish to develop their linguistic knowledge in preparation for relocation to Korea, this book is ideal for lower-intermediate and A2-level students of Korean or for self-study.

Jieun Kiaer is Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford. She is interested in translanguaging pedagogy and is currently working on the use of social media and digital app technology in language learning. She has published widely on Korean language and linguistics in English. Kiaer is the series editor for Routledge Studies in East Asian Translation.



Part I: Essential Korean Structure

Chapter 1: Korean Speaking Styles
Introduction — Interactional Dynamics — Address Terms for Different Relationships — Address terms shift as relationships shift — First-person pronoun and second-person pronouns — Speech styles in Korean: half-talk (반말) vs. yo-form (존대말)

Chapter 2: Structural Characteristics of Korean
Nominal Particles — Verbal particles or endings

Chapter 3: Korean Verbs
A Brief Introduction to Korean Verbs — The Magic of 하다 Verbs

Part II: Korean Interactions


Chapter 4: Dining Out

Chapter 5: Public Transportation

Chapter 6: Where Do You Live?

Chapter 7: Education and Examination

Chapter 8: Going to the Cinema

Chapter 9: Going to the Mart

Chapter 10: Bunsik

Chapter 11: Korean Diaspora

Chapter 12: Shopping at Namdaemun and Dongdaemun

Chapter 13: K-Beauty

Chapter 14: Seoul Tour

Chapter 15: The DMZ

Chapter 16: Visiting a Hospital

Chapter 17: K-Pop

Chapter 18 Jeonju

Chapter 19: Busan

Chapter 20: Gwangju

Chapter 21: Jeju Island

Chapter 22: Picnicking on Bukhansan

Chapter 23 Foreigners in Korea

Dialogue Translations

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