Integrated Korean Beginning Second Edition

This is a thoroughly revised edition of Integrated Korean: Beginning 1 and 2, the first volume of the best-selling series developed collaboratively by leading classroom teachers and linguists of Korean. All series’ volumes have been developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology—contextualization, learner-centeredness, use of authentic materials, usage-orientedness, balance between skill getting and skill using, and integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Grammar points are systematically introduced in simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples and exercises.

Each situation/topic-based lesson of the main texts consists of model dialogues, narration, new words and expressions, vocabulary notes, culture, grammar, usage, and English translation of dialogues. In response to comments from hundreds of students and instructors of the first edition, this new edition features a more attractive two-color design with all new photos and drawings and an additional lesson and vocabulary exercises. Lessons are now organized into two main sections, each containing a conversational text (with its own vocabulary list) and a reading passage. The accompanying workbook, newly written, provides students with extensive skill-using activities based on the skills learned in the main text.


  1. Angiefanqq says:

    you should include answer keys for these series.

    • Anonymous says:

      You might in the future..

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not yet, but we will definitely come up with something similar to your description.

  3. this is not my name says:

    Try “The Sounds of Korean: A Pronunciation Guide” by  Miho Choo and William O’Grady. It’s a book entirely dedicated to that sort of thing and all of the variants and has online listening files. It’s also by the University of Hawaii Press (I don’t think it’s Klear Textbook though…. sorry).

    Also, as for myself, do you know what University of Hawaii classes correspond with these textbooks (I’m assuming they do since they’re by their press, sorry if I’m wrong)? I’m trying to figure out what vocabulary I will need to know to skip class 101, 102 and maybe 201 and 202.

    • kaiya says:

      if you ever get the answer to this you should email me ;D

      because I’m also planning to skip up to 202 

  4. liwen says:

    where can i buy this book if i live in Southeast Asia?

  5. Rem says:

    Hi guys, I haven’t gotten the book yet and I saw your comments about an answer key and there is an app called HelloTalk that allows you to talk to people across the world. If you select Korean as the language you want to learn you could go to moments or just make some friends and ask them.

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