The objective of Sogang Korean 1A: Student's Book is to assist readers to improve their communication skills in the Korean language. The format of the textbook and the workbook allows the learner to select and focus on any of the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). These skills are connected by a common learning objective in each lesson, enabling the student to build on each through new situations and repetition.
The students learn specific language functions through meaningful practice dialogues. Ultimately, students are able to create their own original conversations. Relevant illustrations accompany each lesson to provide visual context and to heighten student interest. In addition, lesson objectives and tasks have been written in English to facilitate the learning process for beginners. To further assist independent study, the book also includes English explanations of Korean grammar, scripts for each QR, complete translations for each lesson, and a glossary of terms.
This new series which was launched in late 2008 by the publisher of the critically acclaimed and very popular Sogang Korean series is a revamped version of its predecessor with the following changes:
- Grammar textbook newly added
- Information from the old social and cultural context replaced with new, fresh updates
- Renewed illustrations, photos, and layouts for more effective study
- Complete guide for Korean language learning, covering grammar, reading, speaking, listening and writing
The Grammar and Vocabulary Supplementary book supplemental book for this level can also be acquired in Spanish and is marketed separately under the title Sogang Korean 1A: Grammar book in Spanish.
Along with this book you may buy the Sogang Korean 1A: Workbook.