More Information on Foreign Service Institute Korean Courses
This is the first of two volumes of the FSI Basic Korean course. The Notes are intended to be self-explanatory and to be read outside the class after the Basic Dialogue has been introduced. The Notes on Dialogues are numbered according to the sentences in the dialogue, and are intended to give additional information on the use of the words, phrases or sentences. The Grammar Notes are systematic presentations of new patterns or major grammatical constructions that occur for the first time in the Basic Dialogues or other basic sentences, in the unit.
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This is the second of two volumes of the FSI Korean Basic course designed to teach spoken Korean to English speakers. The Korean presented in this book is representative of the "standard" speech of educated Koreans in Seoul, which has been the capital city and cultural, educational and political center of the country for over five hundred years. In Korea, as in every other nation, there is considerable local variation in pronunciation and vocabulary as well as in styles of speech. However, in schools all over Korea the language presented here is used and taught as the national standard and, if you learn it well, you will b... Read Full Description
The FSI Korean Headstart program consists of Cultural Notes plus eight basic and one optional unit with accompanying audios. Each unit is divided into lessons (three to four per unit). The learning activities for most units are:
2. Notes on the Conversation
4. Self-evaluation Quiz
Objectives are stated at the beginning of each unit; at the end of each unit is a self-evaluation quiz. Keys to marked exercises and self-evaluation quizzes are at the end of the book, followed by the Cumulative Glossary (Korean-English and English-Korean). Units 1 thro... Read Full Description