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 […]

30-Day Challenge: Day #15 – Proper spacing (띄어쓰기) in Korean can Save a person’s life!

← Day #14 30-Day Challenge Home Base Day #16 → Inspiration I’m sure you’ve probably seen this image floating around the Internet before: In English, correct punctuation can save a person’s life. Well, this is very similar in Korean as well. Proper spacing (띄어쓰기) in Korean can also save a person’s life. Consider the following […]

TOPIK Writing Evaluation Policies + Examples

All the following information is freely available on numerous TOPIK websites, some with analysis. The following is a basic Beginner level (초급) rubric. This one doesn’t include “Formality of Language Use” like the Intermediate and Advanced rubrics do. TOPIK Writing Evaluation Content and Task Completion (9 marks) – 내용 및 과제 수행 (9점) Evaluates whether […]

Low Intermediate Week 10 Review

Download this week’s Vocab/Grammar Review Sheet: Week 10 (Units 23-24) Most Important Things We Went Over This Week Direct quotations 하고/라고 + Verb follows quotation marks Direct quotations Verbs: (말)하다; 이야기하다; 그러다; 물어보다; 생각하다; 부탁하다; 쓰다; 듣다; 써 있다 Don’t use 하고 했어요, but especially not if the quote ends in 하다 Verb 하고 = […]