Generation Gap is a flexible, fascinating, and relevant resource for non-native and heritage students of Korean alike.

As students advance to the intermediate level, they look beyond grammar mechanics and seek intellectual engagement in Korean language and culture. Hye-Sook Wang’s original essays introduce provocative and stimulating topics ranging from college life in Korea and America, Korea-Japan relations, Korea’s gender divide, dating and marriage customs, folk traditions, family systems, and globalization and the “Korean Wave.”

Generation Gap is the perfect supplement to a primary Korean textbook, or an exciting primary textbook for a third- or fourth-year course at the high school or college level. When used as a primary textbook, Generation Gap can be completed over the course of two semesters. Comprised of both task- and content-based language learning material, each of the twenty units starts with background (in Korean and English) and warm-up questions. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, and composition exercises follow to help students improve their reading comprehension, practice language skills, and make cultural comparisons in Korean. A vocabulary list accompanies each unit, and a comprehensive vocabulary index and exercise answer keys are included for quick reference.

Generation Gap is the first book to be released in the Cheng & Tsui Readings in Korean Culture Series, which offers supplemental readings for students with different levels of Korean language proficiency.

SKU: 9780887275364 Language: Korean Series: OTHER Volume: N/A Edition: N/A Categories: ,


I really liked this book. It is exactly what I was looking for. This book is designed for intermediate students of Korean and helps them to make the transition to a more advanced level.

—Amazon Customer Review

About the Author

Hye-Sook Wang is an associate professor of East Asian Studies at Brown University. She received her Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has taught all levels of Korean language and culture courses. Professor Wang is a co-author of Integrated Korean: High Advanced (University of Hawaii Press, 2005) and a member of the editorial board of The Korean Language in America. She served as the president of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) from 2003 to 2006.

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