TOPIK Intermediate Writing Topics & Tips (한국어능력시험 증급 쓰기)

The following is a list of actual previous essay writing questions from the Intermediate (중급) TOPIK Test (including dates). For more practice and additional resources, be sure to check out all the previous copies of TOPIK tests on the official TOPIK website. (Find 기출문제 다운로드) Here are some essay writing tips: Every question is usually 3 questions. Answer each part. You need […]

TOPIK Advanced Writing Topics & Tips (한국어능력시험 고급 쓰기)

The following is a list of actual previous essay writing questions from the Advanced (고급) TOPIK Test (including dates). For more practice and additional resources, be sure to check out all the previous copies of TOPIK tests on the official TOPIK website. (Find 기출문제 다운로드) Here are some essay writing tips: Every question is usually 2-3 questions. Answer each part. You need […]

Learning Korean: Start With Why

I’ve recently been reading a book touted by entrepreneurs and business people as one of the most important books in the last decade. The book has also been followed up with a TED.com talk by the author that’s become the second most watched TED talk on their website (and was previously featured on the homepage). […]

Vocabulary RE: Legal Professionals

Again we are happy to welcome Yuna Lee and Darren Bean of  //askakoreanlawyer.blogspot.com// today supplementing their post about types of legal professionals in Korea. Vocabulary: 행정사 = Administrative counselor 노무사 = Labor counselor 법무사 = General counselor 변리사 = Intellectual property counselor 변호사 = Attorney 공증 = Notary 공증인증서 = Notarization 고용 = Employment 노동 […]

How to Register for the NEW TOPIK (2014)

http://www.slideshare.net/keytokorean/register-for-the-new-topik-35940906 With the release of the NEW TOPIK, the TOPIK website has also been completely redesigned and streamlined to allow for a more enjoyable and easy user interface. The PPT above provides translated instructions from TOPIK's own website about the new registration interface on their new website. 

You will still need ActiveX and some Korean installs in order to do this, so you will still need to do everything in Internet Explorer (I got stuck in Google Chrome when I tried it). 

For more detailed instructions and translations of EVERYTHING on the forms, as well as more info about payment options, see the OLD Registration PPT at: http://wp.me/p2GVol-v7

Updated Fees:

  • TOPIK-I = 35,000
  • TOPIK-II = 40,000

The 3 Korean Anthems you MUST know to consider yourself truly Korean-ized

1. 애국가 (The National Anthem) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyg5Ps3yMM8 Some facts about Aegukga: The National Anthem: The title means “Patriotic song” or “Song for the love of the country.” It was written in 1896 for the cornerstone-laying ceremony of Independence Gate in Seoul. Written either by 1) Yun Chi-ho – politician, or 2) Ahn Chang-ho – pro-independence leader […]

Get Excited About the 2014 Brazil World Cup Korean Style with an Album of Cheering Songs

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Wmedap4AJR2ornNAX6aN0OM1cJinLd- Get pumped up for the 2014 Brazil World Cup Korean-style with this new CD from some of Korea’s top bands and singers! This is the 5th “Red Devils” album (Korea’s national soccer team mascot is the Red Devil). If you want to see more info on the album you can Naver search for “2014 […]

40-Days ALL Challenges

To make it easier to reference all 40 of the Daily Challenges presented in my 40-Day Korean Speaking Challenge eBook, I’ve collected them all here (work in progress): Week 1: The Keys to Korean Gather your resources and share them. Record a self-introduction video in front of someone else. Speak at least 5 sentences in […]