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Hong Kong to Include Korean Language in University Entrance Examination from 2025

Hong Kong to Include Korean Language in University Entrance Examination from 2025

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Hong Kong will include Korean as one of the foreign languages in its university entrance exam starting in 2025, Seoul’s education ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said its National Institute for International Education and Hong Kong’s state examination board, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, will soon sign a [...]

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Includes Speaking Section for First Time

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Includes Speaking Section for First Time

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will include a speaking section later next year for the first time. The Ministry of Education announced plans for a new Korean proficiency test for foreigners and expatriates on Thursday. Next year’s examinations will be held six times in total, three of [...]

TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korean language proficiency test for non-native Korean speakers and ethnic Koreans will be conducted five times at 223 locations in 72 nations next year, the test’s administrator said Friday. The 57th Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will take place between April 14-15; the 58th May 19-20; [...]

Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Wongsarot Auratsa, a 77-year-old Thai woman, recently became the oldest Thai candidate to take the Korean language proficiency exam, TOPIK. Although Mrs. Auratsa failed to pass the test, on March 19, she was close, according to the Korean Education Center in Thailand.  Mrs. Auratsa lives with her son [...]

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Be Administered in 73 Countries

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Be Administered in 73 Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korean language proficiency test for foreign students and expatriates is set to be administered in over 70 countries worldwide next year, Seoul’s education ministry said Thursday.  According to the National Institute for International Education, the test’s administrator, the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will be hosted [...]