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한국어능력시험 (韓國語能力試驗)

Postby 피터스 » October 14th, 2007 1:11 pm

Hello:

In the KoreanClass101.com Forum Index under the Korean Language (한국어) section, is it possible to have a forum called 한국어능력시험 (TOPIK) devoted to the Test of Proficiency in Korean?
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Postby John » November 3rd, 2007 3:19 am

I second that. I think we should have some kind of proficiency test on here. Although I would be very discouraged by my results.

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Postby Jacqueline » November 4th, 2007 10:38 am

I agree with that too.

It's difficult to get information about the korean profiency test.

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Postby austinfd » November 5th, 2007 3:01 pm

http://www.topik.or.kr/ has a lot of information.

Click on 자료실 "Data Room" And you can download PDFs and MP3s from past tests, including answer keys from all levels. What a great way to practice, and get a reasonably accurate guide to your own Korean level.
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Postby Ulver_684 » November 6th, 2007 1:19 pm

austinfd wrote:http://www.topik.or.kr/ has a lot of information.

Click on 자료실 "Data Room" And you can download PDFs and MP3s from past tests, including answer keys from all levels. What a great way to practice, and get a reasonably accurate guide to your own Korean level.


Austinfd-san! :wink:

Thank you for that great link and I also third Korean test! 8)

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Postby John » November 9th, 2007 7:08 am

wow I can't wait to try tht out...thx austinfd

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TOPIK exam

Postby dannyboyshaw » April 22nd, 2008 6:22 pm

Hi!

Did anyone take the TOPIK exam this year? What did you think of them?

I took Beginner S-TOPIK and the Business TOPIK exams in the UK last weekend. I thought the Beginner paper was quite easy. I was especially happy with the essay title (just asking for a basic self-introduction). The business TOPIK was quite tough though. I was ok on the first 1/3rd of the paper, but I found the last 1/3rd impossible!

I think there should definitely be a dedicated TOPIK room on LearningClass101.

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Postby javiskefka » April 22nd, 2008 7:49 pm

I second this. I am considering taking the B-TOPIK at some point, and it would be great to have preparation material for the more advanced material covered on the test.

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Postby John » April 22nd, 2008 9:59 pm

I really want to take it in September, I agree we need to have a study group or something just for TOPIK.

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Postby the_haunted_boy » April 27th, 2008 5:12 am

If someone were to pass the test on it's most difficult level does that mean that they have completely mastered Korean?

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Postby dannyboyshaw » April 27th, 2008 6:57 am

Yes - to get the highest grade in TOPIK (level 6) you would need to have mastered Korean. More specifically you need to be able to:

- Perform language functions necessary for professional research fields or affairs with relative accuracy and fluency
- Perform overall range of even unfamiliar topics such as politics, economics, society, and culture
- Perform native-like level of functional performance in conveying message

(information from www.topik.or.kr)

I heard that even native speakers of Korean find some of the advanced level questions tricky!

By the way, I've created a new website that specialises in TOPIK. See http://topikrevision.googlepages.com and let me know what you think.

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Postby the_haunted_boy » April 29th, 2008 4:04 am

Ok, but I have heard of people that have passed the TOIEC (English test) and they are still pretty shy about their English abilities because they are not tested in every area, such as speaking.

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Postby dannyboyshaw » May 1st, 2008 1:11 am

Ok, but I have heard of people that have passed the TOIEC (English test) and they are still pretty shy about their English abilities because they are not tested in every area, such as speaking.


Yeah - someone who achieved level 6 in TOPIK (the maximum) may still have a weakness in speaking Korean, compared to their other language skills because speaking isn't tested in the exam. Only listening, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar are examined in TOPIK.

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Postby Keith » May 1st, 2008 10:43 am

Hi folks, good news :) We're in the process of getting a TOPIK test in the works! ;)

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Postby ddong_gae » May 9th, 2008 10:46 pm

Go to http://www.scribd.com/ and search for TOPIK :wink:


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