Korean Book Review: ‘Active Korean 2’ by Two Ponds
Learning Korean is a tough journey but once you obtain good materials, the journey in learning the language becomes light. I received two books from my Korean friend which are the ‘Korean Grammar in Use’ and ‘Beginning and Active Korean 2’. I will discuss the first book on my other blog post. Choosing which book to open and study first, I chose the ‘Active Korean 2’ published by Two Ponds.
From the title itself, I got a clue that the contents of this book must be about practical usage of the Korean language. I hurriedly flipped the glossy pages of the ‘Active Korean 2’ book with excitement. I absolutely love how the information is presented in an organized manner.
The book is composed of 154 pages and has colourful illustrations. As an adult using this book to learn the Korean language, I enjoyed every page of the Active Korean 2 because it reminded me of my childhood days when I was still learning the English language. From the way this book is presented, I can say that this really helps a lot for persons studying the language. It also gives a guided explanation of how to use the book.
The contents of the Active Korean 2 are organized in nine (9) units. The lessons were put together in a way that will address the challenges faced by a person learning a Korean language.
On the other hand, this book is not appropriate for learners who do not know how to write and read the Korean alphabet fully yet. The audio from the CD might be too fast for a learner who is just starting to learn the Korean language too.
As I already have knowledge of the Korean alphabet, learning from this book goes smoothly for me. What I also love the most in this book are the additional vocabulary expressions after each unit lessons. It serves as an enrichment activity for me to improve my Korean vocabulary. In addition, the directions and explanations are in English and this makes studying the Korean language easier as well.
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