Easy Korean Reading For Beginners

Looking for the best Korean reading material for beginner learners?



  1. Morgan Johnson,

    “Easy Korean Reading for Beginners” is the perfect book, without fail. It’s constructed to exercise your reading skills in a way no other beginner book does. And you don’t have to wait months to develop skills just look at the first page. It’s beginner friendly right away. The three things I love about this book is that each story is written in handwriting like script so you can practice varies fonts (don’t worry, still super easy to read), that there’s a vocabulary page, and that there’s a page for practicing the pronunciation of trick-er words. So, not only will you be practicing your reading skills, but your speaking skill too. Each story is just the right length as well, that upon finishing each one you will immediately get a confidence boost. Look no further, this is the book you need!

  2. May,

    I always find it challenging sourcing good Korean language reading materials that are not so intimidating for beginners. This book has been extremely helpful in building my vocabulary and consolidating all the grammar I learned in the TTMIK Core Grammar series (Levels 1-3). The short text coupled with the vocabulary list at the end of each chapter are all a great way to build my confidence in reading Korean within context. Having both the written text and accompanying audio files have been key in practising my listening comprehension skills. Highly recommended and a fantastic place to start!

  3. Tania Marsack Hoy,

    This book has been great for improving my reading out loud. Not only that, the vocabulary words at the end of each chapter are very helpful as well. The audio files with this book are extremely helpful with hearing how all the words are pronounced. I am on my second run through the book with some friends this time. I highly recommend this book.

  4. Allissa Creitz,

    Not only does this book help improve your reading level, but it also gives you a vocabulary word list after each story. You’ll also read cultural tips occasionally, aiding your knowledge on Korean culture even further. If you want to get the most out of this book, I recommend reading the stories out loud to yourself as well to practice your Korean pronunciation.

  5. Gemma,

    An excellent book for beginners. A wonderfully designed book that clearly helps you to learn new vocab and understand how it is applied with various grammar points. Access to the audio is a great additional resource

  6. 매튜,

    An engaging and useful book. I used it between levels 3 and 4.

    The content was helpful for improving my confidence as a reader in Korean.

  7. Emilia,

    My favourite book. Started to use it at level 3, now I am in the middle of level 4, and still find the book very useful.
    The way I work with it is:
    – first I am listening to the text seeing how much I can understand (practicing listening and understanding skill)
    – then I read thoroughly, translating unknown words
    – then I am learning it by heart (great way to make sure all the grammar constructs become automatic)
    – reading together with the audio (practicing pronunciation at both slow and natural speed).
    I like that there is a good variety of different situations.
    Would be cool if there would be similar book for the next levels.

  8. jordyn helfer,

    I LOVE this book! I listen to the audios every morning and it has really improved my listening skills as well.

    Will there be another book like this for the next level??

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We appreciate your review! We are so glad that you like the books!!
      We’re not sure about the next series for this book. If we publish one in the future, we will let you know through our website and social media! Thank you!

  9. DD van den Ham,

    when buying this book, please keep in mind that level 1-3 are considered ‘beginner’ levels. I started reading it when I was about halfway through the 2nd grammar workbook and found that it matched my level of comprehension quite well. I am the type that wants to grasp every grammatical nuance within a sentence though, so others might be comfortable tackling this book a little earlier in their journey. the book is a really great way to expand your vocabulary organically (especially when you find memorising plain lists of words hard, like I do, this forms a great alternative)!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy that you find this book helpful!! 한국어 공부 화이팅!

    • Fiona Thefox,

      I also like understanding all the grammar in whatever I am reading (in Korean), and I’m halfway through level 2 right now so I will definitely buy this book next! Thank you for writing this comment

  10. Cobie de Zwijger,

    I have this book but not the audio for lisning how do i get this

  11. Zuzana Papulakova,

    I don’t agree that this book is for beginners (at least one month of Korean learning). I’ve been learning for several months – slowly, because my brain can’t remember new stuff every day so I was kind of excited to read something really for beginners, where I can train what I learned already. But this is not for beginners, the vocabulary and the grammar are very difficult for me, for the first story I had had to search online for grammar I didn’t understand because in order to learn something I truly need to know why is it that way. And the other thing was, the font on the first page for every story really frustrates me, it’s a bit hard to read, it’s also not for beginners. Every time I try to read the book I feel very dumb, it frustrates me that I can’t translate the stories even with the vocabulary, the sentences are difficult. I am sure that this a great book for people with more that one month of Korean learning, but not for real beginners…

    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Thank you for sharing your comment. We are sorry for how you felt about our book, and we will take your suggestion into consideration:)

  12. Tamara Biedenfeld,

    This book is awesome for beginners like myself. It has handwritten Korean, a small comic, and typed Korean. We get to see what handwritten Korean looks like, even if it’s just from one person, and we get to see how it compares to typed Korean. There’s one sentence per separated line in each chapter, which makes it easy for us to figure out which word means what if we don’t already know. 10/10, would recommend.

    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Thank you for sharing your comment:)

  13. Tamara Biedenfeld,

    It’s a very good book. I can easily figure out words based on what I understand and know in the sentences.

    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Thank you for sharing your comment:)

  14. Barbara Bayer,

    The videos alone are fine, but I bought the book too and was glad I did. There are cute illustrations, the dialogue written in different fonts, great translataions, vocabulary and interesting notes. I highly recommend buying the package, the videos AND the book!

    • Hind Fellahi,

      where do i find the videos?

  15. Dascha Vidiborski,

    Really love this book! I’m an intermediate, but it still really helps to practice and improve reading skills and overall text understanding. It covers many great topics and I hope there will be another one coming soon☻

  16. Tamara Biedenfeld,

    This book makes it so easy to learn new vocabulary and read Korean.

  17. Paulina Jodkauskaitė,

    Good condition

  18. Karen Oppong-Appiah,

    나의 잭은 정말 좋아해요.
    감사합나다 그리고 수고하셔십니다.

  19. Waseem Almozain,

    I have been using this book for months, and it helps understand the structure of the sentence and learn more vocabulary

  20. Gian Carlos,

    hello, i have never received yet the books that i ordered last february 19, 2019

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We’re so sorry for the trouble!
      Could you please send us an email to contact@talktomeinkorean.com with your sign-in email address and order number? We will get back to you as soon as we can.
      Thank you for your patience!

  21. radiusness,

    really well made and useful 🙂

  22. Claire Timbrell,

    This books makes reading Korean so easy! The sentences are easy for beginners to understand, but are hard enough that it won’t be boring if you are already more advanced in Korean. It also breaks down each sentence into the English translation and then goes over the key words from each story. I highly recommend this book 🙂

  23. Rosalind Henderson,

    This book is a great way to improve reading, vocabulary and listening depending on how use utilise it. I found some of it tricky but the accompanying video course really clears up what I was stuck on. Worth getting both book and video course if it seems a bit too advanced.
    Very versatile resource that makes learning more interesting.
    My only frustration is the font (on the first page of each unit) sometimes makes the Korean tricky to read but the next page does compensate as it is in a clearer typed font.
    I really enjoy this book and would love more at different levels.

  24. Pb Ferrer,

    I’ve finished Grammar Level 4 about 2 months ago but I can’t seem to move on to Level 5 cause I felt like I need reinforcements to master the beginner grammars. This book is definitely what I was looking for. It really helps improve pronunciation, listening and reading comprehension.