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Just Plain Awful,
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This review is from: Elementary Korean (Tuttle Language Library) (Hardcover)
Do not buy this book if you want to learn Korean.
There are so many better alternatives. It is a revision of a book written decades ago and it quite frankly shows.
The style is extremely old-fashioned, in a very formal lecture format using what appears to be the most complex English words the author(s) could find and makes many assumptions about what the reader knows.
It launches straight into reading of Korean text with not a single word about how to read or pronounce the characters.
I've purchased and read quite a few language books in my time - this is truly the worst by an enormous margin.
Very disappointed - good only for recycling.