The problem with
most Korean textbooks...
Is that they're not tailored to what you need.
You learn the language someone else decides you should know -
rather than the language you'll actually use.
Why we're different
Writing Conversational Korean For Beginners is the only beginner book designed around prompts.
The entire purpose of this book is to get you answering questions in your own words.
It's the only book made for beginners that's designed around making personalized sentences.
In the book we give you writing prompts and gently guide you through the process of answering them in your own words.
"What's your favorite season?"
"Do you prefer cats or dogs?"
"What are you worried about lately?"
With this book, you get help answering these questions yourself!
Learn More Effectively
This book gets you writing personalized sentences.
And when you make personalized sentences using language that's relevant to you, you are more engaged with what you are learning.
You're more likely to retain the information and learn more effectively.
Writing Skills: by creating your own sentences
Grammar Skills: by solving practice problems
Vocab Skills: by using vocab tables and using your own
Reading Skills: by reading example answers
Conversation Skills: read an example conversation and learn natural expressions
General Knowledge: each chapter also contains interesting information about Korea
We don't throw you in the deep end.
On every page we offer support and guidance to help you answer the writing prompt.
Fun & Effective
Overall this book is a fun, unique way to practice your Korean.
It's perfect for beginners who know how to read and write, but would like more practice with understanding and creating their own sentences.
Even if you're not a beginner, but you'd still like to practice your sentence building, this book is great for you.
who made this book?
This book is a combined effort between three people: Chelsea Guerra, Katarina Pollock, and Yujin Kim.
Together the three of us make up Gooseapple Books: a small, women-owned business established in 2021.
To learn more about us, check out this page, or check us out on social media.
We also have over 100,000 followers on TikTok!
Why'd you make this booK?
In 2021, Chelsea and Katarina came across all these fun English writing prompt books and we thought;
"why doesn't this exist in Korean?"
This lead to a year-long project which became Writing Conversational Korean (our intermediate book series).
Yujin came on board to help with the book design and illustrations, and provide her language assistance.
After we published Writing Conversational Korean (Intermediate), we had a lot of people contact us and say;
"that book looks great - but I can't use it yet. Do you have something for beginners?"
That led us to another year long-project which ultimately became this book:
Writing Conversational Korean For Beginners!
We thought long and hard about how to design it for beginners, and it was a huge group effort to pull it off.
But we're really proud of how it turned out.
♡ We hope you like it ♡
"I got two PDFs for beginners: Conversational Korean Grammar and Writing Conversational Korean For Beginners. I use both books simultaneously.
I was so surprisingly shocked by the visuals and details and the teaching approach of the books. The illustrations are beautiful and captivating. Everything is color coded and easier to learn for visual learners like me. The rules are greatly explained. Most importantly the books teach you in such a way to write naturally and you learn how to use complex, connecting sentences from the start.
I used many other textbooks before and my main issue as a beginner that I may know many words but I could never write a cohesive, beautiful paragraph that sounds “smart”. I believe that even beginners should be taught how to write beautifully. And those books teach you that."
- Nastya Zhukova
December 30th, 2022