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.
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): http://www.darakwon.co.kr/koreanbooks/List.aspx
Season 1 (130 episodes), by ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELVOwU4mBxJyI
Season 2 (130 episodes), a list made by ruthinwales 님: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFquIh-g9XA&list=PLA5C9DEFD07D4FE14
Season 3 (130 episodes) by ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlscm_zDDJA&list=PL645D338D56E98EE4
Season 4 (100 episodes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyYg5-S3NcE&list=PLWdVPk7xgPCDuVq7-xqzK0i-wGZpMkHsU
Season 5 (26 episodes) by ARIRANG :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENwZUCTgjaA&list=PLWdVPk7xgPCBziDrY-9frhzmbu2qBvmM4
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~ ###