Topik exam

Topik exam

“This course was designed for foreigners that need to take the TOPIK to enter a Korean university or a Korean company! !”

If you’ve been struggling while self-studying for the TOPIK exam, this course is for you! Best Friend’s TOPIK Preparation Course teachers will fully prepare you for the exam and provide practice TOPIK questions for you to answer!
Quickly pass the TOPIK exam by discovering and addressing your weak areas in the Korean language!

Short Course for the TOPIK, Korean Language Proficiency Test

TOPIK

TOPIK 1:1 Tutoring

Take a customized 1:1 tutoring class and specifically focus on areas you need extra practice in with a Korean teacher in reading, listening, and writing. Our language teachers prepare students with their personalized instruction within a short period of time so that students can pass the TOPIK exam and get the score they wanted.

Course Fee

TIP : Classes are 1 hour per day. So, if you sign up for 4 hours, the 4 hours won’t all be used in one day, but spread out depending on your time and schedule.

TOPIK Preparation small group course (4hours)

3 people (per person)

96,000won

2 people (per person)

110,000won
  • Entrance fee  Free
  • Textbook : Free
  • Study abroad consultation fee may arise to those who make an overseas payment or inquiry us at bestfriend study abroad center.
  • Must register for a minimum of 4 hours
  • Get a 5% discount for registering more than 15 hours
  • There is no expiration date for the hours you registered for, and you can use up the hours whenever you’d like
  • You can use up the hours on different days of the week.
  • Students can choose learning materials or can use the printed materials provided by the institute.
* If you currently reside in Korea, make a personal visit and receive consultation in person, Won can be applied.
2people             $120(per person)
3people            $105(per person)

TOPIK Preparation 1:1

4 hours

159,000won
  • Entrance fee Free
  • Textbook : Free
  • Study abroad consultation fee may arise to those who make an overseas payment or inquiry us at bestfriend study abroad center.
* If you currently reside in Korea, make a personal visit and receive consultation in person, Won can be applied.
4hours          $175
8hours           $345
15hours           $645
20hours           $845

TOPIK Korean Preparation Group Course

The course helps you to efficiently grasp important information needed for the reading, listening, and writing portion of the TOPIK exam by looking at sample questions and trends so that you can get a high score on the exam.
The TOPIK course teachers give simple explanations and provide perfect preparation and practice so that you can take the test with confidence.

Term Length 2Weeks 3Weeks A Month
Total Class Hours 9Hours 13.5Hours 18Hours
Days of Classes Mon, Wed, Fri
(Class days may change due to national holidays.)
Class Time 17:30~19:00
TOPIK Levels TOPIK Ⅱ
(TOPIK 3,4,5,6)
Number of Students Average 8~10
(Maximum 20)
  • If class is on a public holiday, the day of the class may be changed
  • Each class must have a minimum of 4 students. In cases of less 4 students, class time will be reduced and will change to one on one classes.
  • If you start class 4 weeks or 8 weeks before your TOPIK exam, you may come in the middle of a term

Course Fee

TOPIK (group)

2 weeks (9hours)

155,000won
135,000won

3 weeks (13.5hours)

185,000won
165,000won

1 month (18hours)

215,000won
195,000won
  • Entrance fee : Free
  • Textbook 3,000won
  • Study abroad consultation fee may arise to those who make an overseas payment or inquiry us at bestfriend study abroad center.
* If you currently reside in Korea, make a personal visit and receive consultation in person, Won can be applied.
2weeks                $230
3weeks               $295
1month               $350

About the Examination

Objective of Examination

This examination aims to set a right Korean Language learning path for overseas Koreans and foreigners who do not speak Korean as their mother tongue and promote the use of Korean language. The result of evaluation can also be used for local university applications as well as employment purpose.

Eligibility criteria

Overseas Koreans and foreigners who do not speak Korean as their mother tongue

  • Those learning Korean language and those with intentions to apply for local universities
  • Those with intention to join/work for domestic/overseas Korean companies and public organizations
  • Koreans who study or graduated overseas.

Validity

  • Valid for two(2) years after the announcement of examination results

Administrator

  • National Institute for International Education (NIIED), Ministry of Education.

Usability of examination

  • University admission and academic management of foreign Korean Government Scholars.
  • Local university admission for foreigners and overseas Koreans who have completed 12 years of education abroad.
  • Obtaining working visa for those who want to be employed at Korean companies, and serving as a standard for selecting and managing the employees
  • Recognizing domestic practitioner license for foreigners with medical doctor qualification
  • Application for Korean Language Teaching Qualification test (level 2 and 3) and acquisition of certificate.
  • Acquisition of permanent residency right
  • Application for the issuance of marriage-based immigrant visa

Level and grade of examination

Test Type Scoring by Level
TOPIK I 1st grade Over 80 scores
2nd grade Over 140 scores
TOPIK II 3rd grade Over 120 scores
4th grade Over 150 scores
5th grade Over 190 scores
6th grade Over 230 scores

Structure of questions

Structure by difficulty level

Examination
level
TOPIK I TOPIK II
slot 1st slot 1st slot 2nd slot
area/examination hour listening
(40minute)
reading
(60minute)
listening
(60minute)
writing
(50minute)
reading
(70minute)
type multiple-choice question multiple-choice question multiple-choice question short-answer question multiple-choice question
number of questions 30 40 50 4 50
scoring 100 100 100 100 100
total scores 200 300

Type of questions

  • Multiple-choice question(selecting 1 answer among the 4 choices)
  • Short-answer question(writing part)
    · Sentence completion type(short-answer): 2 questions
    · Essay type (1 descriptive essay ranging from 200-300 words for intermediate level, and 1 argumentative essay ranging from 600-700 words for advanced level.

Evaluation of writing part

Questions Evaluation Category Evaluation Details
51-52 Content and task execution Are the written contents suitable for the presented task?
Use of language Are the vocabulary, words, etc., correct?
53-54 Content and task execution – Has the given task been performed adequately?
-Is the related writing rich in content and being constructed in a diversified way?
Development structure -Is the wring structure clear, logistic, and conveying the key idea well?
-Was the discourse cover used properly which is helpful for the development of logic?
Use of language -Were the vocabulary, grammar, etc., used correctly and in a diversified way?
-Does the writing suit the purpose and function according to formalities?

Evaluation standard by grade

Examination Level Grade Evaluation Criteria
TOPIK I 1st grade Able to carry out basic conversations related to daily surviving skills such as self-introduction, purchasing, ordering food, etc., and understand the contents related to very personal and familiar subjects such as himself/herself, family, hobby, weather and the like.
Able to create simple sentences based on about 800 basic vocabulary and possessunderstanding of basic grammar. Albe to understand and compose simple and usefulsentences related to everyday life.
2nd grade Able to carry out simple conversations related to daily routines such as making phone calls and asking favour, as well as using public facilities in daily life.(Able to use about 1,500 to 2,000 vocabulary and understand personal and familiar subjects in certain order, such as paragraphing.)
Able to use formal expression and informal expression accordingly depends on the situation.
TOPIK II 3rd grade Able to perform basic linguistic function necessary to use various public facilities and maintain social relationship, not experiencing significant difficulty in routine life.
Able to carry out daily routine, with fair use of public facilities and able to socialize without significant difficulty.
Able to express or understand social subjects familiar to himself/herself, as well as specific subjects, based on paragraph. Able to understand and use the speaking language and spoken language based on their distinctive basic characteristics.
4th grade perform linguistic function necessary to use various public facilities and maintain social relationship, and carry out the function to some degree which is necessary for the performance of ordinary works.
Able to use various public facilities, socialize, and carry out some degree of ordinary work.
Able to understand easy parts in news broadcasts, newspapers, and understand and use the expressions related to social and abstract subjects relatively correctly and fluently.
Able to understand social and cultural subjects, based on the understanding of Korean culture and frequently used idiomatic expression.
5th grade Able to perform linguistic function to some degree which is necessary for research and works in professional fields.
Able to understand and use the expressions related to even unfamiliar aspects of politics, economics, society, and culture.
Able to use the expression properly, depending on formal, informal, spoken/written context.
6th grade Able to perform linguistic function necessary to the research and works in professional fields relatively correctly and fluently.
Able to understand and use the expressions related to even unfamiliar subjects of politics, economics, society, and culture.
Experience no difficulty in performing the functions or conveying the meaning, although the proficiency has not reached full native speaker proficiency.
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