Here you can download the textbooks (with audio!) used at Monash University in Australia.
Granted it’s more or less the nightmare of every self-studying language learner if a textbook doesn’t provide an answer key. Most people suggest you find a native speaker but depending on where you live and how much time and money you want to invest, it can be really troublesome. Most native speakers don’t think it’s fun to correct your exercises and you need kind of a good relationship with them to get their help for free.
To fix that problem you can
- register on a language site and get an online language partner (the common case)
or if you absolutely don’t like to have any personal contact
- register on a language site like italki where you can post your exercises and some bored fellow will correct them for you
To ensure that your exercises get corrected, follow this advice:
- most people lose their motivation if they have to correct a whole page or something, so split up your exercises in just a few sentences and post them then
Some quick facts
- Romanization: McCune-Reischauer (used only in the introduction)
- Hangul and its pronunciation rules are explained
- useful classroom expressions
- cultural notes
- exercises focusing on vocabulary and grammar
- dialogues and narrations
- no key provided
Sorry for the low resolution. My camera is broken, so I used my old iPhone to take a picture of the cover.
I recently started learning Korean on my own. Here is a list of books I’m using so far:
- Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, 2nd Edition
- Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar
- 500 Basic Korean Verbs
- Tuttle Learner’s Korean-English Dictionary
As soon as I have gathered enough information, I will start with the detailed reviews.