Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Let’s learn and practice Korean - TOPIK



Are you interested in Korea? Are you interested in attending a Korean university or working for a Korean company? If so, why not try the Test of Proficiency in Korean(TOPIK)? 

TOPIK, or Test of Proficiency in Korean is a Korean language test offered twice annually to foreigners in Korea and people studying Korean in other countries. TOPIK is administered by the Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation. 

There are two forms of the exam: standard (S)-TOPIK and business(B)-TOPIK:

- S-TOPIK evaluates general Korean proficiency, which may be required for academic situations such as understanding Korean culture and studying in Korea.
B-TOPIK measures practical communication ability required for everyday life and employment in Korean companies.

You can obtain past papers of both exams via the TOPIK website.

HOW IS THE EXAM STRUCTURED?

TOPIK is a 3-hour exam, which is split into two 90-minute papers. 

Paper 1 examines vocabulary and grammar and writing
Paper 2 tests listening and reading comprehension

All questions are multiple choice except for the writing section in S-TOPIK (which has some short answer questions and an essay).

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER?

The most recent (13th) TOPIK exam cost W40000 in Korea, £20 in England and $10-$20 in the US.

LEARN AND PRACTICE 

▶ Korean language VOD for TOPIK TEST Level 1 




▶ Learning Korean With Yunho




▶ Learn Korean in Korean - useful phrases for Korean learners