Arirang Korean Basics 1 was my first Korean textbook I got and used to self-study, and its quite a good one ^^
Korean Basics 1 is broken up into 65 units (2-3 pages each), each with a dialogue, key vocabulary, grammar focus points, revision practice and an insight into Korean culture, such as historical figures, Korean food and modern Korea.
The dialogues are realistic and useful, and the pronunciation for difficult vocabulary is provided. My favourite part of the book is the grammar section – the points are explained well and have good examples. The book also comes with a CD which reads out the dialogues – while it’s nice to hear them out loud, each track is only ~20sec long and almost half of that is the intro music
Korean Basics 1 is ideal for a beginner who has mastered Hangul, and a great introduction to Korean grammar – and for ₩12,000 is a good price too ^^
Arirang Korean Basics 1 ~ Language Education Institute Seoul National University and ‘Let’s Speak Korean’