Your Grammar Reference Guide
Support your language journey
There are two main ways to use this book:
ONE: as your primary grammar textbook.
TWO: as a grammar reference guide.
This book is perfect for beginners who are just getting started in their Korean language journey.
Grammar and vocabulary are the two key foundations of any language.
This book introduces you to Korean grammar & vocabulary in a gradual way with succinct English explanations to help your understanding.
This book is written by people with an English-speaking background, for people with an English-speaking background.
Because we are Korean learners ourselves, we are able to answer questions like:
"What does this grammar mean?"
"How is it used?"
"How is it different from this other grammar form?"
"How is it different from the English equivalent?"
You're not native speakers?
No, we are not.
But the two authors (Katarina and Chelsea) have eighteen years of Korean learning experience between them. Chelsea is also the first non-native speaker hired by the Houston Korean Education Center to teach Korean.
This book was also proof-read by a real native Korean teacher before publishing.
Out of the multitude of great textbooks available, we believe that what makes this one special is the learner's perspective from people who have been in the same place you are now.
Is This Book All I'll Ever need?
When learning anything, it's always good to learn from more than one resource.
This is probably not the only Korean book you will buy in your Korean language journey.
It might not even be the only Korean grammar book you buy.
But this book is a great starting point for beginners who wish to learn Korean.
How does It work?
This book is designed to cover essentially all the grammar you need to use our other books, including Writing Conversational Korean.
Simple grammar introduction
and nouns explained
See conjugation rules and example sentences that show the grammar used in practice.
Use this book alongside other books whenever you need to check up on your grammar.
understand the differences
See contrasts and comparisons between similar grammar forms. Understand their similarities and differences in comparison tables and example sentences.
Example sentences to illustrate differences
References to related pages
Common mistake explained
learn common mistakes
See common mistakes that Korean learners make, and how to avoid them.
have your questions answered
With years of teaching and tutoring experience, we know the common questions that learners have.
We can anticipate the questions you have, and answer them in this book.
Common questions answered
test your understanding
Complete practice exercises to test your understanding of the grammar lesson.
All of the example sentence have accompanying audio tracks spoken my native speakers.
The chapters alternate male and female speakers.
Listen to the tracks to practice your listening skills, or shadow them to improve your speaking skills.
QR code to Apple Music
A Book that Grows with you
This book is split into five levels.
Level One includes only the most essential grammar, but later levels
take what you learned in Level One and builds upon it, expanding and developing your Korean sentences naturally.
If you learn all the grammar in this book, you will have enough grammar knowledge to be at an intermediate level.
NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
There is no prior knowledge required to use this book, although some experience with the Korean alphabet (한글) is recommended!
Sample Pages: Level One
"To make a long story short, this was 100% money well spent.
I was, however, a bit skeptical at first. to my knowledge (based on my studygram, and just general other resources) the company and team that publishes this book (and their other great books) are relatively new. another thing to note is that the company consists of mainly non-native speakers. but don’t steer away just yet, it’s actually incredibly helpful. that was actually the selling point for me. I know roughly 70% of the grammar structures presented in this book, or am at least familiar with them. i didn’t realize that until after purchasing and was a bit sad, but after going through some of them I had found myself gaining a deeper understanding of a few grammar structures. the common mistakes and subtleties catalogs with almost each grammar structure are incredibly helpful.
The “beginner” level grammar structures were also in pretty different places (many being placed in the more advanced or later sections of the book), but for good reason. I noticed that a lot of them were actually structures I was having a hard time fully grasping. in particular, -겠다 , is one that I still do have trouble with despite knowing most of its meanings. it really helped differentiate the appropriate situations and different connotations of the structure.
I can completely and happily recommend this textbook to Korean learners. I do feel that, if you did learn based on TOPIK standards, below mid-intermediate would benefit the most. However, the more advanced learners could at least learn some additional nuances or better differentiate similar structures with this book.
- king hunty
October 6, 2022