My Korean: Step 1: 나의 한국어 “스텝 1” by Byung-jin Lim, Jieun Kim, Ji-Hye Kim
The My Korean series of textbooks offers a learner-centered, communicative task-based, interactive approach to learning contemporary Korean.
My Korean: Step 1 and My Korean: Step 2 are arranged thematically around topics that any novice learner of Korean is likely to encounter in their first year of study. Each lesson contains two dialogues showing contemporary Korean in use, followed by succinct grammar and vocabulary explanations.
The focus throughout the books is on communicative in-class activities and tasks that encourage students’ active participation. Video clips of the lesson dialogues are available as an online resource, and each unit contains communicative activities based on the dialogue themes.
The engaging structure and communicative approach make My Korean: Step 1 an ideal text for first-semester Korean courses. It is also a great resource for individual study or one-on-one tutorials on Korean language and culture.
My Korean: Step 1 by Byung-jin Lim, Jieun Kim, Ji-Hye Kim - About the authors
Byung-jin Lim is an associate professor of Korean Language and Linguistics in the Department of Asian Language and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States. His areas of interest are phonetics, phonology, second language acquisition, computer-mediated communication, and Korean language textbook development.
Jieun Kim is an adjunct instructor at Christian Life College, United States. She teaches courses in languages, psychology, and education. As an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she taught Korean conversational courses and Korean culture. Jieun engages in longitudinal research projects to explore how Korean/English bilingual students construct identities as readers and writers.
Ji-Hye Kim is an associate research fellow at the Korean Educational Development Institute. She earned her PhD in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison, United States. With a BA in Korean Language and Literature and Education, she taught elementary and advanced level Korean language and literatures at UW-Madison. Her areas of interest are curriculum reforms, teacher education, language, and multicultural issues of immigrant students.