1st Edition

Study Abroad in Korea Korean Language and Culture

By Jieun Kiaer Copyright 2021
    218 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    218 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.

    Table of Contents




    Part I: Essential Korean Structure

    Chapter 1: Korean Speaking Styles


    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

    Selected Bibliography



    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.