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ERIC Number: ED022150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Korean Basic Course. Volume I.
Park, B. Nam
Volume I of the Korean Basic Course provides introductory materials for the student who wishes to achieve a working command of the language currently spoken by an estimated 40 to 43 million people on the Korean Peninsula and in Japan, Manchuria, and the Soviet Union. The linguistic content is based on the speech of educated Koreans in Seoul, the standard, prestige speech used and understood throughout the country. Written primarily for an intensive language program taught by a native speaker, this course can also be adapted for less intensive programs or for individual study with the aid of the recorded tapes. Each of the 18 units in this volume consists of four major parts--(1) basic dialogs or sentences, (2) notes on dialogs, (3) grammar notes, and (4) drills and exercises. The dialog portions of each unit (which appear in English and morphophonemic transcription) are accompanied by Korean orthography. This writing system (Hankil) may be introduced gradually during the middle part of the text, replacing the romanized transcription completely by the end of the text. The student should thus be able to read in Hankil at normal speed before he goes on to the second volume, which is entirely in Hankil and English. (Volume 2 is forthcoming in 1968-69.) Tape recordings for the course are available through the Center for Applied Linguistics, 1717 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. (AMM)
Descriptors: Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Korean, Korean Culture, Language Instruction, Orthographic Symbols, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Romanization, Standard Spoken Usage, Tape Recordings, Writing (Composition)
Supt. of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (GPO S1.114/2:K84/Vol.I, $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.