ABOUT BOOKCHAT

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bookchat logoBOOKCHAT IS...

BOOKCHAT is a publishing company created by innovative minds from Korea, France, Hungary, Jamaica, Canada, Cuba, Ghana and the United States. Our ultimate goal is to help second language learners experience the pure joy of becoming fluent speakers in whatever language they choose to learn. We do this in the most effective and efficient way we know how—through reading entertaining stories, not academic textbooks.

Our 32-book series is offered in English, Chinese, Korean, French and Spanish and is for learners of all ages. These books will not only help learners acquire the languages in a natural way—similar to how we learned our native languages—but will also walk learners through an enjoyable journey of interesting stories featuring unforgettable lessons for children and adults alike.

BOOKCHAT is for everyone learning and working around the globe.

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bookchat logo7 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR LEARNING A LANGUAGE

  • Enjoy.
  • Be a reader.
  • Focus on the output.
  • Be generous to yourself.
  • Be an independent learner.
  • Remember how you have acquired your native language.
  • Remember that a language is a means not a goal.

bookchat logo32 MULTILINGUAL BOOKS AND MORE TO COME!

bookchat logoWORKBOOKS AND AUDIO FOR EACH STORY!

LOOK INSIDE OUR WORKBOOKS AND STORYBOOKS ON OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE AT:

bookchat logoWHAT EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS SAY

The most special feature of the books is the DIY zone which can be used by learners to recreate their own stories. This unique part of the book does not only stimulate curiosity, but makes it much more interesting for language learners. Having the books in 4 different levels has made it easier for learners to approach reading books in a mannerly fashion which will definitely be an effective teaching tool in a classroom setting. The workbooks have been developed in such a way to boost students reading ability, and they will also be an essential guideline for educators teaching through storybooks. Personally, the true stories in the BOOKCHAT series contain the author’s philosophy and positive outlook on life which leave touching messages for our readers.

Two thumbs up!

I expect to see these books loved and cherished by young readers all over the world.

Marie Chung, Academic Director, Sullivan School, Vice-president of Korean Association of Foreign Language Academies

The advantages of using BOOKCHAT

  1. 1. Many novel topics in the series increases motivation among students.
  2. 2. Being exposed to simple but useful expressions will help children to acquire the language in a natural way.
  3. 3. Everyday expressions and topics will help students to learn practical Chinese which can be applied in everyday situations.
Hwang Hu Nam, PhD, Chinese Education, Foreign Language University, Korea

Learning Chinese using the storybooks has made me able to read a lot of Chinese characters without having to memorize them.

The stories are easy and fun to read which helped me to fully understand the books. Studying Chinese for a year has not only improved my reading skills, but also speaking skills which make learning a language much more interesting.

Sarah Han, 7th Grader

Learning Korean from the books has been so much fun. Six months after starting them, I’m amazed at how much I can now speak in Korean.

Children learn a language at a young age through reading stories. Learning with BOOKCHAT storybooks make me feel like I’m learning the language in a natural way. I’ve especially enjoyed how some of the books have leant themselves to hands-on lessons like making apple cinnamon pancakes together in Korean.

bookchat logoSARAH AND HER TEAM

Sarah Bak has lived in three different countries: Ghana, Canada and Korea. She has friends all over the world.

She has been teaching for over two decades, and has put all of her experience as a teacher and a writer into the creation of a unique reading program with the help of her professor, Andrew Allen as well as her colleagues and friends. BOOKCHAT aims to help students learn a language in a most entrancing yet most effective way.

The key element to the success of BOOKCHAT lies in building students’ confidence. Sarah and her team truly believe that every student has the potential to outgrow their wildest dreams to be the best they can be, if only they are motivated to believe in themselves.

She has been running a language academy in one of the most competitive districts in Seoul, Korea for almost 20 years. BOOKCHAT’s goal is to stray away from a conservative education system, and accompany our students on their journey to a much more exciting world of their own.

BOOKCHAT is the work of all the former and present teachers, students and parents of her academy, who believe in the program and have helped to develop THE BEST program for students worldwide.

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bookchat logoSARAH's CV

  • 1997 — McGill University Psychology, Linguistics
  • 1999 — York University Teachers’ College • Member of Ontario Teachers’ College • Teacher, Toronto District School Board
  • 2001 — Co-Founded SEA (Sage English Academy, formerly Sarah's English Academy)
  • 2014 — Launched BOOKCHAT Online Language Program and BOOKCHAT Publishing Company
  • 2015 — Developed SEA Chinese Program
  • 2018 — Launched Adult English/Chinese Program
  • 2018 — Launched Adult Korean Program for Foreigners in Korea
  • 2018 — Wrote and Published The Original 32-Book BOOKCHAT Series
  • 2019 — Frankfurt International Book Fair
  • 2019 — Sunsengnim, Will I Ever Be Happy? (Expected Publication Year 2020)

bookchat logoOUR TEAM

WRITERS

Sarah Bak, Toke Orsolya, Jeannie Jang, Sarahbak Dzandu

EDITORS

Jina Yoo, Jeannie Shin, David Bevilaqua, Julie Chang, Melissa Radomsky, Zhao Jing, Jin Bak, Juyoung Ahn

TRANSLATION

Hwang Hoo Nam, Ileana Rodriguez, Eun Jik Lee, Kyungah Gresillon

AUDIO

David Bevilaqua, Zhang Quan, Jeremy Kwon, Ileana Rodriguez, Nina Gresillon, Tino Gresillon

ILLUSTRATION

Laura Mathez, Chanju Jeong

DESIGN

Ji Yeon Woo, Dong Gi Lee

bookchat logoSPECIAL THANKS

Jeannie Shin, Alana Isaak, Dana Every, Steve Eggleston, Donald Keddie, Curtis Wade III, Jillian Jankowski Wade, Sam Rawdon, Karen Louise Kim, David Loebe, Heather Marie, Maggie Duvall, Skye Wallden, Michael Wallden, Steve David, Hayley Spencer, Michael Spencer, Maritta Janice Hyvonen, Joanne Bell, Julie Jang, Jeannie Jang, Emily Golden, Krysta Moore, Ria Edens, Scott William John, Rhys Williams, Cliff Boyd, Kevin Sansbury, Sarah Joy, Brendan De Souza, Hani Kim, Judy Lee, Steve Eggleston, David Bevilacqua, Jordan Wheeler, Victoria Hines, Sean O’neill, Dena Biornstad, Jessica Mckay, Nicole Rippel, Rebecca Lipkowitz, Meredith Keller, Matthew Barrowman, Chris Juergens, Lucy Hilarides, Erin Magee, Lauren Bowen Colton, Levi Colton, Jessica Burdette, Sarah Ferguson, Joanne Lee, Yuwen Weilin, Zhaojing, Jin Seong Bak, Paul Ravenscroft, Gina Baek, Sunny Yoo, Beamy Shin, Julia Gavin, Alan Van Vlack, Robert Charbonneau, Michael Flanagan, Michael Carter, Brittany Boggs, Jonathan Bassett, Ryan Bonanni, Cathy Kim, Peter Simms, Chris Binder, Jayne Crawford, Amal Mohamed, Andria Bennett, Jonathan Boehm, Kimmy Byrne, Andrew Skett, Simon Glover, David Lazarus, Hannah Lazarus, Ian Densford

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