K-Drama Korean Series

Learn Korean

Through K-Dramas

인기 드라마로 배우는 한국어

  • Textbook centered on K-Drama scripts & YouTube videos
  • Suitable for self-study as well as for a class workbook
  • Vocabulary & grammar thoroughly explained with examples
  • For students of all proficiency levels

K-Drama:
The Most Fun Way to Learn Korean

K-drama shows mirror Korean language as it is used every day—colloquial expressions, popular or newly-coined terms and slang used by young people, abbreviations, idioms, and so on—which greatly benefits those who want to learn “real-life” Korean language.

Feel the joy of understanding
the various expressions used in your favorite shows

QR Codes

The book comes with QR codes that provide direct links to corresponding YouTube videos, allowing readers to easily check the scenes and scripts.

Convenient Learning

The book is a bilingual one. The right-side pages are dedicated to the original Korean scripts and the left-side ones provide English translations for students of all proficiency levels.

Self-Study & Class Textbook

The book provides various quiz & exercises as well as the dictation practice sections, which make it suitable not only for self-study but also as a workbook for use in schools.

Cultural Encounter

The book’s cultural commentary helps readers encounter and understand Korea’s food, fashion, entertainment, and cultural values in connection to the K-drama scenes.

the Hottest K-Drama Shows

The K-drama shows featured in this series were selected based on their popularity on major streaming platforms such as Netflix.

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You Who Came From the Stars

별에서 온 그대 Episode 1, 26:00-30:52

A story about the fateful and quirky romance between Do Min-joon, an extraterrestrial who fell to Earth approximately 400 years ago, and Cheon Song-yi, a popular Hallyu star with an attitude.

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Goblin (Dokkaebi)

도깨비 Episode 5, 51:54-56:43

A mystical and romantic folktale that unfolds as a dokkaebi (goblin), who needs a human bride to end his tedious eternal life, and his peculiar housemate, the jeoseungsaja (Korean grim reaper), meet a girl who evaded a fateful death and claims that she is the dokkaebi’s destined bride-to-be.

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Crash Landing on You

사랑의 불시착 Episode 4, 4:40–7:06

A love story portraying the secret romance between Yoon Se-ri, a South Korean chaebol heiress who crash-lands on North Korean soil after a paragliding accident, and Ri Jeong-hyeok, a captain in the North Korean Special Police Force who falls in love with her while hiding and protecting her.

  • [Note] The YouTube video for this show may be unavailable in your location. If that's the case, please use Netflix or other means.
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Descendants of the Sun

태양의 후예 Episode 1, 42:30-45:27

A blockbuster-scale humanitarian melodrama that reflects on the value of life through the stories of young soldiers and doctors who strive to achieve love and peace under extreme conditions in a foreign land.

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Hotel Del Luna

호텔 델루나 Episode 6 & Others

A story about the extraordinary happenings that take place at Hotel Del Luna, a strange hotel owned by Jang Man-wol, an immortal being as beautiful and aloof as the moon, and managed by Gu Chan-sung, an elite hotelier hired after a fateful event.

Publisher's Review

A Korean Language Textbook Centered on K-Drama Scripts and YouTube Videos

Learn Korean through K-Dramas is a Korean language textbook developed around short scenes from five of the most popular Hallyu K-drama shows aired between 2012 and 2019, making the study of the Korean language fun and effective.

In addition to scene scripts, this book comes with QR codes that provide direct links to corresponding YouTube videos, allowing for readers to totally understand the scenes’ language content while watching.

This book is also entirely written in both English and Korean to enable even beginner Korean language students to make the most out of its content. The right-side pages of the book are dedicated to the original K-drama scripts and the left-side pages provide English translations for a convenient learning experience for students of all proficiency levels.

The book is optimal for self-study, and its size (150 x 200 mm), relatively small for a textbook, makes it handy and portable.

Moreover, the book’s various exercises requiring short, subjective answers as well as the proven-effective dictation practice sections make the book suitable not only for self-study but also as a workbook for use in schools and academies. The cultural commentary in the book helps readers encounter and understand Korea’s food, fashion, entertainment, and cultural values in connection to the K-drama scenes.

The five K-drama shows featured in this book—You Who Came From the StarsDescendants of the SunGoblin (Dokkaebi), Hotel Del Luna, and Crash Landing on You—were selected based on their popularity on major streaming platforms such as Netflix.

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Recommendations

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I am a K-Drama addict. So I was delighted to discover Seoul Selection’s recent publication: Learn Korean Through K-Dramas. Who can forget the scenes of Son Yejin and Hyun Bin, when she landed in a tree in North Korea? Or the scenes between the two Songs in Descendants of the Sun? Watching a K-drama is good for learning intonation, simple phrases and cultural elements. But with Seoul Selection’s book, one can now refer to the actual dialogue, vocabulary, exercises–and watch the same material on YouTube–all provided with a QR code. Even if you are not an intermediate level learner, there are vocabulary words and simple phrases that will help even a beginner. Learning a language is all about relaxing and having fun. See you at the K-Dramas!

Brenda Paik Sunoo

Author of "Stone House on Jeju Island"

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