Arirang Korean Basics 2

I said I wouldn’t buy Korean textbooks for basic level anymore, but when I saw “Arirang Basic 2” for $7.48 (used book, free shipping) on Better World Books, I just couldn’t help myself. If I had bought it new, it would have cost me around $23. The book looked brand-new (the description on the website said “very good”) and even the CD was still sealed.

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It looks really interesting and good for reinforcement/복습. I’m not disappointed.

It’s a supplemental book for Arirang TV’s programme “Let’s Speak Korean” and you can watch them for free on YouTube. I really love the show because the expressions are really useful right away and they explained everything in plain English. You can understand the10-minute lessons perfectly even without the books, Arirang Korean Basic 1 and Arirang Korean Basic 2. Free MP3 download for the books is available on Darakwon’s site, somewhere (no. 26 and 27 on the list on the right sidebar):

Season 1 (130 episodes), by ARIRANG CULTURE:

Season 2 (130 episodes), a list made by ruthinwales 님:

Season 3 (130 episodes) by ARIRANG CULTURE:

Season 4 (100 episodes):

Season 5 (26 episodes) by ARIRANG :

I saw “Arirang Korean Basics 1” was on sale on YES24Indonesia and I clicked “buy”. Oops. Now the book is sold out so I won’t link to it. OK, it’s destiny. You can’t fight destiny. The universe wants me and this series to be together. ^^

그럼, 안녕~ 주말 즐겁게 보내자고요~ Bye bye~ ###


6 thoughts on “Arirang Korean Basics 2

    • LingueJunkie is an interesting name. I’m a Korean textbook junkie, I want them all. I bought it because it was a bargain for me and I collect Korean phrasebooks. If you want a ‘real’ textbook that teaches you how to conjugate words and plenty of drills, this book doesn’t have them. I think, other than the short columns about Korean culture, the information in this book series is already covered in the YouTube videos so it’s not really necessary to have the textbooks.


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