Handbook of the Korean Language

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All things Korea are on fire these days, aren’t they? As the world gets ever-smaller, people everywhere are discovering the wonders of her culture and arts (‘The Korean Wave’ ring any bells?), cuisine, fashion, and cosmetics and other products. Meanwhile, Korea’s rapidly advancing financial power and political influence are creating many windows of opportunity for the Korean people and those who interact with them. On top of all that, her people (who seem to be everywhere nowadays) are also charming the world with their winning ways.

Korea is also on every travelers’ short-list. And for good reason...it is awesome. Tell me you don’t want to visit!

The secret is out...The Land of the Morning Calm is on everyone’s radar. So, it should come as no surprise that Korean is one of the hottest languages on Earth these days. You are reading this, aren’t you?

Traditional language education, almost without exception, follows a step-by-step learning process. The big picture is ever-elusive, and never truly provided. There is no context, no perspective.

As a matter of course, the hapless learner is simply presumed to be incapable of using a map. See the problem here?

Did you ever go to an amusement park as a first-grader? Sure you did. There was always a map, and you eagerly studied it. You felt like Marco Polo! It was great fun and adventure.

Even at 7 years old you had no problems grasping the big picture, did you? So, why would you now?

Humanity hasn’t produced many Marco Polos. Undoubtedly thousands of people failed where he succeeded. But Polo, with his reports and maps, opened Asia to the countless Europeans that followed him.

Like kids at Disneyland, everyone loves the spirit of discovery. No, Disneyland isn’t 13th Century Asia, but - even firmly clutching a wrinkled map - it’s still pretty exciting.

The Korean language is well-documented by now - there can never be another Martin (a prominent early explorer in this field). Having the lay of the land just makes sense.

Anyways, we promise exploring will still be fun if you use the Handbook.

The Handbook of the Korean Language, in just a few short pages, provides a complete, concise overview of the language in a user-friendly form. There is no other source like it.

It also clearly and logically outlines most of the grammar points you will need to know. Rounding out the book are plenty of details and examples, and more, further aiding your personal learning journey.

McDonough Books doesn’t want you to die of thirst in the Gobi Desert, after all.

Here are a few testimonials from Amazon and Goodreads:

Anthony: “I have especially enjoyed big picture explanations” Maya: “Exactly what I've been looking for...I shall be keeping this one handy.” Kindle Customer: “Amazing Introduction” and “great explanation of the grammar” Amazon Customer: “Awesome book...would recommend”

McDonough Books...Guiding Your Personal Learning Journey.

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About the Author:

Mr. McDonough has lived in South Korea for several years, and spent countless hours studying the Korean Language, interacting with local people and simply being immersed in the cultural surroundings. His background and education was in computer science and he has worked as a chef, software engineer, teacher, and more. Also, he is a great outdoor enthusiast, with experience in alpinism, technical rock climbing, backpacking, fishing, surfing, and so on.

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