Did you know that reading short stories is one of the best and fastest ways to learn Korean and improve your Korean language skills?
That's because when you read in Korean, you're gradually getting used to the natural look and flow of the written language. After a while, you even start to think in Korean while you read.
It can be hard to find books written at the right level of Korean for language learners. Fortunately, I am happy to recommend Short Stories in Korean For Intermediate Learners.
In this article, I'll delve into this book, so you know what to expect. And I'll tell you a bit more about why reading short stories is so powerful when you're learning a new language.
Why Learning Through Short Stories Works
You may have never considered learning Korean by reading stories. You might not even think it's possible!
But, I've been teaching and learning languages for a long time now, and I've found that an input method like learning with stories is one of the best.
Reading stories makes language learning fun, and our brains naturally like to remember experiences they've enjoyed.
Instead of being a chore, language learning with stories in Korean is a rich and fulfilling study experience, quite unlike anything you've tried before.
But why learn with short stories instead of other traditional study materials?
Stories are effective for learning for a few reasons:
- Emotion – Stories engage you emotionally. You get to know the characters and want them to succeed. That makes the language more memorable and fun to study.
- Meaning – When you read stories, it's easy to understand what's happening. You follow the events and don't get stuck on reading isolated words. It's a memorable way to naturally improve your language skills.
- Context – You absorb new vocabulary and grammar in context. That's the best way to understand how these words and conventions are used in real life.
The eight stories in this book have rich, captivating plots that hook you in, right from the start. You want to keep reading, and before you know it, you've reached the end of a chapter, and then a story. Next thing, you've read the whole book.
Finishing a book in a new language gives you a massive sense of achievement.
And that's the beauty of reading a short story in Korean…
They are fun and entertaining as well as educational. You can actually enjoy your study instead of trying to find excuses to put it off.
Introducing… Short Stories In Korean
So far, I've published one short story in Korean book:
- Short Stories In Korean For Intermediate Learners
This book uses my unique StoryLearning® method to teach you Korean naturally.
You don't have to learn through textbooks, rules and practice exercises. Instead, the StoryLearning® approach lets you absorb Korean while reading entertaining stories at your intermediate level.
The plots range from fantasy to science fiction, and crime to thrillers and the stories have been specially written for low-intermediate to intermediate level language students. (That's B1-B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference).
It means you are reading Korean at your level, so you can concentrate on enjoying a story without feeling overwhelmed by walls of words, or frustrated by lack of understanding.
As a result, learning Korean becomes easy and enjoyable instead of a boring chore.
What's Included In These Short Story Books?
I've carefully designed Short Stories in Korean to be fun, easy to use, and comprehensive so you can get the most learning out of every chapter. Here's what you'll find inside:
- Enjoyable reading practice at the intermediate Korean level helps you act and feel like a reader.
- Controlled language to aid your progress between levels. Because you've met most of the words before, you can use the context around unknown vocab to make a good guess at the meaning and then carry on reading.
- Accessible grammar helps you learn new Korean grammar structures naturally, without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated.
- Vocabulary lists help you to speedily look up unfamiliar words without interrupting the flow of the story.
- Authentic dialogues introduce conversation and colloquial expressions to help improve your speaking ability while you read.
- Chapter summaries and comprehension questions help you follow along with the plot and check your understanding of the stories.
- Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations bring the stories to life and make what you read more memorable.
Audio Recordings Let You Listen And Read
Want to practice your Korean listening while you read? High-quality new audio recordings are also available to accompany the book, so you can improve your listening skills as you read! (Sold separately)
Read, listen and repeat to gain more familiarity and mastery of the words and their pronunciation in Korean. Try reading aloud along with the audiobook and feel what it's like to speak sentences confidently.
You can also use our handy Interactive app to read, listen and learn all at the same time…at home or on the go! “I don't have enough time” will never be an excuse again!
About The Author
In case you’re new here, let me introduce myself. My name is Olly Richards and I’m a language educator, author and polyglot from the UK, who speaks 8 languages.
I’ve created dozens of critically acclaimed language courses and published a best-selling series of short story books in sixteen languages.
I’ve also been featured widely in international press from the BBC to the Independent, and am a regular speaker at international language events.
What Do Readers Say About These Short Story Books?
Students from around the globe love learning with my short story books. But don’t take my word for it.
Here’s how readers describe the experience of learning with short stories:
Language Teachers Love These Short Story Books Too
As you can see, language learners around the world love learning with Short Stories in Korean. But they’re not the only ones…
Language teachers often tell me how much they enjoy using these stories in their lessons because they make learning fun and minimise all those hours of stressful lesson prep.
Supplementary teaching materials are available to accompany these books for teachers who want quick, easy, and engaging supplementary materials for their lessons.
If you’re a teacher, click here to find out more.
Short Stories In Korean: A Great Way To Learn Fast & Have Fun!
As you can see, reading a short story in Korean is one of the best things you can do to improve your language skills.
And best of all… it allows you to learn the language in a fun and natural way, without memorising long lists of words and grammar rules.
So what are you waiting for?
Head on over to Amazon or your favourite local bookshop and grab your copy of my short story in Korean book now!
Click here to purchase your copy (available in Kindle & Paperback):