A Korean Language Textbook Centered on K-Drama Scripts and YouTube Videos
Learn Korean through K-Dramas is a Korean language textbook developed around short scenes from five of the most popular Hallyu K-drama shows aired between 2012 and 2019, making the study of the Korean language fun and effective.
In addition to scene scripts, this book comes with QR codes that provide direct links to corresponding YouTube videos, allowing for readers to totally understand the scenes’ language content while watching.
This book is also entirely written in both English and Korean to enable even beginner Korean language students to make the most out of its content. The right-side pages of the book are dedicated to the original K-drama scripts and the left-side pages provide English translations for a convenient learning experience for students of all proficiency levels.
The book is optimal for self-study, and its size (150 x 200 mm), relatively small for a textbook, makes it handy and portable.
Moreover, the book’s various exercises requiring short, subjective answers as well as the proven-effective dictation practice sections make the book suitable not only for self-study but also as a workbook for use in schools and academies. The cultural commentary in the book helps readers encounter and understand Korea’s food, fashion, entertainment, and cultural values in connection to the K-drama scenes.
The five K-drama shows featured in this book—You Who Came From the Stars, Descendants of the Sun, Goblin (Dokkaebi), Hotel Del Luna, and Crash Landing on You—were selected based on their popularity on major streaming platforms such as Netflix.
Seoul Selection will be distributing this book through Amazon.com and Hallyu-oriented bookstores around Europe and Asia, as well as to schools and universities outside of Korea. With this book as the first of its K-Drama Korean series, Seoul Selection plans to publish sequels to Learn Korean through K-Dramas that will include the latest popular K-drama shows.
Understanding Various Expressions Used on K-Drama Shows and Learning Colloquial Korean, Acronyms, and Slang
Though the videos are each only about five minutes long, there is a lot to be learned from their content. Vocabulary and grammar are thoroughly explained with examples from the scripts, and exercise questions to help readers master the various expressions used in the scenes are included in each lesson.
K-drama shows mirror Korean language as it is used every day—colloquial expressions, popular or newly-coined terms and slang used by young people, abbreviations, idioms, and so on—which greatly benefits those who want to learn “real-life” Korean language.