‘Korean grammar book in use’ is the popular grammar book series these days. The series covers most of the frequent grammars used in Korean daily life and it has a lot of useful exercises. I have the beginning and intermediate books, so I will post some reviews of those books.
One of my favourite Korean grammar books that I have used for a long time is called “TOPIK Essential Grammar 150 Intermediate”. This book organizes the most frequent grammar points in Topik exam according to their usage such as “Reasons, certainty, contrasting….” It even shows the difference between some grammar points. The best thing about this book is… Continue reading [Korean book review] TOPIK Essential Grammar 150 Intermediate-Eng version
Time flies like an arrow and it is December already. I always write the goal list on the first day of a new year and then reflect on my process in the last month as usual. Although this year I cannot accomplish all of the goals I have set before, I still feel delighted with… Continue reading Printing the Topik papers
The topik webpage (topik.go.kr) is one of my great sources for learning Korean because they uploaded all of the previous Topik papers online. I often do the previous Topik papers so that I can get used to the format of Topik tests. Normally after we take the Topik exam, the papers, listening files and answers… Continue reading The change of downloading previous Topik papers
Today the 36th topik result comes out and I feel very thrilled. As you can read from my experience with the 36th Topik exam, you can understand how terrified I felt with this new format of Topik. I became more worried when I could not get access to the topik page. I guess there are… Continue reading My 36th Topik result.
The Topik page has just announced the topik schedule for the year 2015. I am very surprised because they have increased the number of examinations. There will be 6 topik tests: 38th topik, 39th topik, 40th topik, 41st topik, 42nd topik and 43rd topik instead of 4 topik tests in KOREA as usual. Especially there… Continue reading 2015 TOPIK SCHEDULE
I got Topik 4 last year, so I decided to register for the 36th topik 3 months ago. However, 3 weeks before the exam, I had a laser surgery, which meant I could not prepare for the 36th topik. This was also the first Topik exam to apply the new format in my country, so it was… Continue reading The horrifying 36th topik experience.(New Topik)
Since the new format of Topik was announced officially, I have been always excited to try this new Topik. However, the workload of a senior student together with the thesis keeps me busy for a long time.
As you know, the topik website (http://www.topik.go.kr/) has a new layout and they also provide the official changes to the new Topik format which takes place since July 20, 2014. The important thing is that the Topik website has just uploaded the official grading criteria for determining each level as you can see from this photo.… Continue reading Grading criteria for the new Topik format in 2014