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Are you ready for your TOPIK exam?

TOPIK - understanding

Is your spoken Korean at a high enough level?

In order to successfully reach any level of the TOPIK exam you need to be able to speak at a pre-determined level.

TOPIK - grammar

Can you confidently write an Korean essay?

In order to achieve each subsequently higher level in the TOPIK exam you need to constantly improve your writing skills.

TOPIK - spoken

Do you understand all of the Korean grammar rules?

The examiners will check both your spoken and written answers to make sure you have an appropriate level of Korean grammar.

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Who is the TOPIK exam for?

The TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) exam is a written test designed to measure the ability of non-native speakers for expression and comprehension in the Korean language.

The TOPIK exam covers proficiency in reading, writing, and listening comprehension. The test has three different levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Further accuracy is expressed through six grades, two matched to each level to evaluate proficiency.


How is the TOPIK exam structured?

The TOPIK exam has two levels – TOPIK-I and TOPIK-II. TOPIK-I, i.e. the beginner level, has two sublevels – 1 & 2 while TOPIK-II, i.e. Intermediate-Advanced level, has 4 sublevels – 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Test takers get a level between 1 and 6 based on their total score in the test. The TOPIK certification is the most recognized Korean certification in the world.

The possible levels are as follows:

LEVELS

1 & 2

3 & 4

5 & 6

Level

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced


What is in the TOPIK level 1 exam?

The TOPIK Level 1 certificate shows that the student can make use of basic commands of Korean for survival, such as greeting, purchasing, ordering, etc. Expressing and understanding oneself in simple everyday conversation by making simple sentences from 800 basic words.

The exam to obtain the TOPIK Level 1 certificate is composed of the following parts:

LEVEL 1

CONTENT

LISTENING

30 questions

READING

40 questions


What is in the TOPIK level 2 exam?

The TOPIK Level 2 certificate shows that students have skills needed to discuss familiar topics employing a vocabulary of about 1,500 - 2,000 words. Distinguishing correctly between formal and informal situations.

The exam to obtain the TOPIK Level 2 certificate is composed of the following parts:

LEVEL 2

CONTENT

LISTENING

30 questions

READING

40 questions


What is in the TOPIK level 3 exam?

The TOPIK Level 3 certificate shows that students can carry out transactions with people in public spaces and maintain social relationships. Understanding the correct usage of words and speech. Command of fundamental characteristics of Korean.

The exam to obtain the TOPIK Level 3 certificate is composed of the following parts:

LEVEL 3

CONTENT

LISTENING

50 questions

WRITING

4 questions

READING

50 questions


What is in the TOPIK level 4 exam?

The TOPIK Level 4 certificate demonstrates the students comprehension of news articles, general social issues and abstract topics with accuracy and fluency. Comprehension of Korean social and cultural contents relying on essential idioms and understanding of representative aspects of Korean culture.

The exam to obtain the TOPIK Level 4 certificate is composed of the following parts:

LEVEL 4

CONTENT

LISTENING

50 questions

WRITING

4 questions

READING

50 questions


What is in the TOPIK level 5 exam?

The TOPIK Level 5 certificate refers to high fluency in using the Korean language in professional research or work. Understanding and discussing less unfamiliar topics in politics, economics and other fields. Usage of appropriate expressions, distinguishing formal and informal, written and spoken, by context.

The exam to obtain the TOPIK Level 5 certificate is composed of the following parts:

LEVEL 5

CONTENT

LISTENING

50 questions

WRITING

4 questions

READING

50 questions


What is in the TOPIK level 6 exam?

The TOPIK Level 6 certificate refers to absolute fluency in the Korean language for professional research or work. Capacity to understand and express oneself without problem, although without the full fluency of a native speaker.

The exam to obtain the TOPIK Level 6 certificate is composed of the following parts:

LEVEL 6

CONTENT

LISTENING

50 questions

WRITING

4 questions

READING

50 questions


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