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TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) Guide
□ What is the TOPIK Test?
The TOPIK, Test of Proficiency in Korean, is a written test designed to measure the ability of non native speakers for expression and comprehension in the Korean language. forms of the TOPIK test. A. Standard TOPIK The standard TOPIK test measures proficiency in reading, writing, and listening comprehension in the Korean language. 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. B. The Business TOPIK The Business TOPIK test is meant for candidates who intend to work in Korea. business Korean. passing test score. The Business TOPIK evaluates ability in Korean language for practical communication skills, with a focus on applied The Business TOPIK is not divided into levels or grades, nor is there a successful Candidates are told their score ou t of the total score of 400 points. There are two different

□ Who administers the TOPIK Test?
The Korean Ministry of Education & Science Technology is responsible for the general management of the test, such as supervising institutions administering the test in domestic and overseas locations. The Korea Institute of Curriculum & Evaluation (KICE) handles the scheduling & issuance of testing management guidance, development of the test, printi ng and distribution of test sheets, and the scoring of test results. The Korean Education Center administers the annual test at the request of the above institutions.

□ For Whom is the TOPIK intended?
This comprehensive test is intended for non-native speakers of Korean, such as Korean language learners, international students who want to study in Korea as well as individuals who would like to work in Korean companies and public institutions. The test also serves as an excellent opportunity to receive formal certification for those who expect to use Korean in their careers. Students of Korean wh o take the test will also learn which aspects of the language they need to concentrate on in future study.

 Standard TOPIK (S-TOPIK)
The Standard TOPIK (S-TOPIK) is divided into four sections: Vocabulary & Grammar, Writing, Listening

Understanding and discussing less unfamiliar topics in politics. listening and multiple choice sections. vocabulary & grammar. the average of the four sections must be over 50 points without any section scoring less than 40 points. low advanced (level 5). 2 nd Grade Discussion of familiar topics employing a vocabulary of about 1. Test takers who meet the requirements will be issued a formal certificate with one of six possible grades: low beginner (level 1). Each section is graded out of 100 points with a possible total of 400 points for the total The test includes composition. written and spoken. high intermediate (level 4). high beginner (level 2).500 ∼ 2.000 words. Understanding the correct usage of words and speech. 4 Grade th Command of fundamental Comprehension of news articles. by context. The following is the brief descri0ption of the language skills demanded of each grade. economics and other fields. purchasing.and Reading. [Intermediate level] 3 rd Grade Carrying out transactions with people in public spaces and maintaining social relationships. ordering. characteristics of Korean. general social issues and abstract topics with accuracy and fluency. [Advanced] Level 5 th Grade High fluency in using the Korean language in professional research or work. [Beginner level] 1 st Grade Use of basic commands of Korean for survival. low intermediate (level 3). Intermediate and Advanced. exam. Comprehension of Korean social and cultural contents relying on essential idioms and understanding of representative aspects of Korean culture. Usage of appropriate expressions. and writing. 2 . such as greeting. Expressing and understanding oneself in simple everyday conversation by making simple sentences from 800 basic words. The first session tests The test consists of two 90-minute sessions with a 30-minute break in between. There are three different levels: Beginner. Distinguishing correctly between formal and informal situations. To qualify for a certificate. high advanced (level 6). distinguishing formal and informal. etc. and the second session tests listening and reading.

□ Where and what time will the TOPIK 2009 be administered? The TOPIK 2009 will be administered on Saturday. The test will commence at 9:30 AM and conclude at 1:00 PM with a thirty-minute break between two 90-minute sessions. 100 points with a possible total of 400 points for the total exam. Candidates will only receive their scores. The TOPIK for the year 2009 will be administered on Saturday.go. the Business TOPIK test does not ha ve a level or grade placement. Unlike Standard TOPIK test. The first session tests It is divided Each section is graded out of All of the answers in the test will be vocabulary & grammar. 2009. Czech Republic Application must be received by February 13. 160 00. Applicants can register for the TOPIK 2009 by sending an application form along with cash €20 to Korean Embassy in Prague to Korean Embassy(TOPIK) Slavickova 5. the Korean Embassy in Prague will host the annual TOPIK. April 18th. April 18th.mofat. The admission ticket will be mailed to you by March 20. Writing.6 th Grade Absolutely fluent in the Korean language for professional research or work Capacity to understand and express oneself without 3 .Bubenec Prague. and writing.  Business TOPIK (B-TOPIK) The Business TOPIK (B-TOPIK) is intended for candidates who desire to work in Korea . given as multiple choices. The above mentioned processing fee of €20 will not be refunded. Listening and Reading. □ How can I register for the TOPIK Test? In the Czech Republic. and the second session tests listening and reading. 2009. although without the full fluency of a native speaker. The test consists of two 90-minute sessions with a 30-minute break in between. Praha 6 . Applicants can download the application through the homepage of the Korean Embassy in Prague: http://cze. into four sections: Vocabulary & Grammar.

kr. 4 . translators.You may take the test only at the test center selected upon registration. Radios. MP3s. and erasers to complete the subjective questions on the test. dictionaries.You must bring your test voucher and a valid ID card (resident registration card. 2) Before the test . Both the test papers or answer sheets must be returned. Answer sheets marked with other types of pen will not be valid. The pen distributed can only be used when you mark your answers from multiple choices. or driver ’s license to the test site. All applicants should enter the test site 10 minutes before the test starting time on the test day. passport.The test will be administered at the Charles University ( ) □ Notice for the applicants? Applicants are requested to bring the admission ticket and a valid photo identification such as a . Previous tests are also available at http://www. or PDAs will not be permitted. You may use your own pen only when writing your answers in writing please call 420) 234-090-416.You may not ask the test administrator any questions with the exception of the print quality of the test sheet and/or an improper number of test papers. test vouchers must be printed out from the TOPIK web site (http://topik. The name and your birthday on your registration must match the name on the identification. . Go to the menu on the far right entitled “기출문제”. .Test takers must enter their designated testing room at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the test.Place test voucher and ID card in the upper lefthand corner of the desk.or. □ Where can I find more information on the TOPIK Test? You can download the application form at the English homepage of the Korean Embassy in the USA: http://cze. You will not be permitted into the test site without a valid ID card.or. Lightly or partly marked answers might not be read by the scoring machine. Use of electronic devices.mofat.topik. ※ As of April. beepers. □ Notice for Test Takers 1) On the test day .topik. such as mobile phones. For further information. If you want to get in touch with the Korean Embassy in Prague. alien registration card) on the test day. pencils.Please bring pens. visit http://www. .

use correction tape or draw two lines through an answer to make a correction.To request correction tape. . however. The composition should be written on the back page of the OMR answer sheet. “Confirmation of the absentee” is for the test administrator only and the test tak er must not make any stray marks on the column. Anyone found to have filled out answers after the designated test time has ended will have his/her test invalidated. corrections may be made with an eraser. but any corrections must be completed within the test time.You must take care to mark answers properly on the answer sheet. you must immediately stop filling out answers. . . quietly raise your hand from your seat.When requesting correction tape from the test administrator. For answers filled out with pencil.When the test time has ended. .For answers made with a pen. . . 5 . Leave the room quietly so as not to disturb other test takers. .The column. .All answers to the objective section of test must be made with the Computer Sign Pen.Answers may be changed using correction tape. will invalidate that question.Any test taker who fills out answers after the test time has ended will have his/her test invalidated.Examinee should take special care when entering his/her name and number on the test paper.Answers to the subjective questions and descriptive answers in the Writing category in the first section must be written in the composition column on the front page of the OMR answer sheet. 3) Filling out OMR Card . Place the answer sheet on the right side of the desk and the examination paper on the left side. quietly raise your hand from your seat..A pen or pencil may be used to answer the objective questions in the Writing section of the Standard Test of Proficiency in Korea (S-TOPIK). Marking two or more answers for one question.In the event you have filled out the OMR answer sheet incorrectly. .The test administrator will provide one Computer Sign Pen to each test taker. 4) Filling out the answer sheet for subjective questions . . . .Test taker may leave the room beginning ten minutes before the end of the test but only after receiving permission from the test administrator. Answers not marked properly may be invalidated. Answers marked with a pencil or any other pen or writing instrument will be deemed invalid. you may change your answers.

5) Unauthorized behavior <Types of unauthorized behavior> ▪ Possession or use of any kind of wireless communication device (cell phone. beepers. PMP. electronic watch with wireless function. 6 . MP3 player.) ▪ Taking the exam for another person. ▪ Showing your answer sheet to another test taker or copying answers from another test taker during the test ▪ Talking with. walkie-talkie. etc. or exchanging signals with another test taker during the test ▪ Not following the instructions of the test administrator . exchanging an object(s) with.Anyone found to have engaged in any kind of unauthorized behavior will be immediately expelled from the test room and have his/her test invalidated.