View topic - Korean Textbook after Learning Japanese?
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It's not lesson-based textbook, but I found 韓国語能力試験初級[1級・2級]対策単語集 to be a good source of sample sentences. The book covers the 2500 or so words needed to pass the TOPIK Beginner Level along with their translations in cover-able red Japanese. It also has a handy table of verb/adjective agglutination and suffixes in the back.
In general, I think Japanese-based texts will probably do a better job of clarifying things like 은/는 and 가/이 (Japanese は and が) and clarifying connections between shared Chinese-derived vocabulary, but you'll be far better served by an English-based explanation of pronunciation.
The most in depth book I've come across for pronunciation is Sounds of Korean: A Pronunciation Guide. Making full use of it requires some familiarity with phonetics (especially in terms of vocabulary) but it tries to show actual tongue positions and comes with a CD with exercises and examples. It also makes a point of dispelling the myth that hangul is completely phonetic and works to identify where it is not rather than sweep it under the rug.
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Integrated Korean Beginner 1 2nd Edition
The series contains a textbook and a workbook(workbooks for only the basic levels) and you can download all the mp3 files for the lessons on the publisher's website. The CD for them is I believe around $200 so most people will probably rather download for free.
I believe Elementary Korean was also a popular one.
You can try a look around hanbooks.com as they have quite a huge selection of Korean textbooks and all sorts of other Korean related items.
There's also Sogang Korean. They have their own textbook series but also an online site that is 100% free and will teach you korean.
So that's also a nice option.
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