Korean Resource Review: 한국어 회화 2


A book I happened to pick up in a Sydney Korean bookshop, 한국어 회화 2 from 고려대학교 출판부 was a pleasant surprise.

Each chapter opens with a dialogue (and usually an interesting one!) and follows with a number of key grammar structures which were featured in the dialogue. Vocab lists and extensive exercises are also included. I like that there is not a great reliance on English within the book, it is only used in the conscise grammar explanations and vocabulary lists. I like the special chapters that provide writing prompts as well.


한국어 회화 is by no means the best textbook out there, it has a number of spelling errors and often mistakenly has “followed by” when “proceeded by” should be used. However it is a solid text book, the explanations are quite detailed and the examples are great. Answers to the exercises would be a nice addition though.

I won’t be going out of my way to search for the next level in the series, but I would pick it up if I come across it as it is a lot better than many of offerings out there.

Rating: 3.5/5
ISBN: 89-7155-004-X
Price: ~AUD$30


7 thoughts on “Korean Resource Review: 한국어 회화 2

  1. Hi, if you don’t mind, would you be able to give a fellow Sydneysider the address to the Korean bookshop you bought this from? I’ve been looking for Korean bookshops, there is one in Eastwood that I’ve heard of, but I haven’t been to check it out yet!

    • Of course! The one in Eastwood is Sydney Bookland (or something along those lines). Haven’t been there in awhile but they were quite expensive and didn’t have much of a range in terms of studying Korean from memory.

      I got this book from Chatswood. Don’t recall the store’s name, however it’s located in the top level of the Lemon Grove shopping centre (opposite Westfield). It’s in a corner and looks like a clothes shop only from a distance (they sell clothes as well).

      Hopefully that somewhat makes sense!🙂 I’ll be in Chatswood on the weekend, so might check it out and post more details later. ^^

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