Sejong Korean Conversation 1 is the new level 1 textbook by the Sejong Institute. This book corresponds to the first two volumes of the textbook (Sejong Korean 1 and 2). The second volume, Sejong Korean Conversation 2, corresponds to levels 3 and 4 of Sejong Korean.
Sejong Korean Conversation focuses on developing the students’ conversation, listening comprehension and communication skills in Korean.
The first volume of this series includes 14 units, each of which is divided into three main parts. The first two provide vocabulary and grammar explanations. However, the book does not just provide a simple explanation, but makes students participate in several activities that will help them assimilate the information.
The third part is divided into the following sections that alternate over the different units:
1. Let’s Practice: to check the knowledge acquired.
2. Let’s Talk: activities to encourage conversation.
3. Let’s Listen: communication practice.
4. Let’s Listen and Speak: listening comprehension and oral expression exercises.
You can access the audio file via the QR codes next to the exercises and activities. The audio transcripts are at the end of the book as well as the translations of the dialogues into English, grammar revision divided by topics, the answer keys and a vocabulary glossary in Korean and English.
Description by the publisher:
Sejong Korean Conversation is designed with the purpose of helping Korean language learners at The King Sejong Institute(KSI) to develop practical Korean language skills, especially focusing on conversation, listening, and communication skills.
Aims and Approaches
• The purpose of this textbook is to provide Korean language learners a reciprocal understanding of Korean language and Korean society, based on the foundation and objectives of the establishment of the King Sejong Institute.
• This textbook is based on the ‘International Standard Curriculum for Korean Language’ and the ‘KSI Standard Model of Education.’ This textbook is developed based on the objectives from the previous Sejong Institute’s standard textbook, 『Sejong Korean』 1, 2, 3, and 4. 『Sejong Korean Conversation 1』 has been developed on the basis of the objectives provided in 『Sejong Korean』 1, 2 while 『Sejong Korean Conversation 2』 is based on the objectives provided in 『Sejong Korean』 3 and 4.
• This textbook is based on the basic 45-hour instruction model from the ‘KSI Standard Model of Education.’ However, by adding extra activities from the Teachers’ Book, it can be used in a language model longer than 45 hours.
• This textbook consists of language instruction based on the framework of the 45-hour model in the ‘KSI Standard Model of Education’ which focuses on the components of speaking and listening in the ‘Conversation Model.’
• The framework consists of a 45-hour model with three part-modules. In accordance with the model, there is flexibility to either omit a module or adopt a configuration depending on the number of hours per classes within each Sejong Institute.
• This textbook includes a wide range of authentic communicative activities and tasks that require language knowledge to improve fluency and accuracy.
• The contents and activities in this textbook have been developed to improve cognitive skills and learning strategies of adult learners.