Niveles

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Descripción de los niveles

El Examen Oficial de Lengua Coreana (TOPIK, Test of Proficiency in Korean – 한국어능력시험) tiene  dos tipos de examen y seis niveles: N1, N2, N3, N4, N5 y N6.

El nivel más fácil es el N1 y el nivel más difícil es el N6.

 ·Topik 1 - Nivel 1 y 2  (nivel básico, MCER A1 y A2)

 ·Topik 2 – Nivel 3, 4, 5, 6  (nivel intermedio y avanzado, MCER B1,B2, C1, C2)

Para más información,

http://www.topik.go.kr/usr/cmm/subLocation.do?menuSeq=2210101#none

 

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Type and Level

  • Test Type (level): TOPIK I(novice), TOPIK II(intermediate and advanced)
  • Level: Level 1 ~ Level 6 (from basic to advanced)
    The level is determined by the total scores achieved in the respective test type, and range of total scores for each level is  as follows:

Type

TOPIK I

TOPIK II

Level

Fail

Level 1

Level 2

Fail

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Score Range (ponits)

0 ~ 79

80 ~ 139

140 ~ 200

0 ~ 119

120 ~ 149

150 ~ 189

190 ~ 229

230 ~ 300

Testing Sections Breakdown

Test type

Test period

Test section (duration)

Test item type

Number of test item

Range of score

Total score

TOPIK I

1st

Listening(40mins)

Multiple-choice

30

0~100

0~200

Reading(60mins)

Multiple-choice

40

0~100

TOPIKII

1st

Listening(60mins)

Multiple-choice

50

0~100

0~300

Writing(50mins)

Supply type

4

0~100

2nd

Reading(70mins)

Multiple-choice

50

0~100

※ Test Item Type Description

·Multiple-choice : Selecting 1 answer among the 4 choices.

·Supply type question(writing part)

· Sentence completion type : 2 questions total

· Essay type
  - I descriptive essay ranging from 200-300 letters (including spaces) for intermediate level.  
  - I argumentative essay ranging from 600-700 letters(including spaces) for advanced level.

Evaluation of Written Test Items

Questions

Evaluation Category

Evaluation Details

Sentence completion
(2 test items)

Content and Task Achievement

  • Is the response accurately comprehensible?
  • Is the response appropriate to the requirements of the task?

Language Use

  • Does the response reflect correct use of vocabulary and grammar?

Essays
(1 test item)

Content and Task Achievement

  • Is the reponse appropriate to requirements of the task?
  • Is the response relevant to the topic?
  • Does the response elaborate the topic and task in a detailed and meaningful way?

Coherence and Cohesion

  • Does the response demonstrate clear and logical structure?
  • How organized is the response?
  • Does the response include the use of appropriate written devices to ensure coherent, cohesive progress and logical connection of the presented ideas?

Language Use

  • Does the response demonstrate appropriate syntactic and lexical variety?
  • Does the response reflect an accurate use of vocabulary choice and grammar?
  • Does the response use the right register in accordance with purpose and function of the task?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linguistic Competence for Each TOPIK Level

Test Type

Level

Linguistic Competence

TOPIK I

Level 1

  • 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 a basic vocabulary of approximately 800 words and possess  understanding of basic grammar.
  • Able to understand and compose simple and useful sentences related to everyday life.

Level 2

  • 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, respective to the situation.

TOPIK II

Level 3

  • 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 oneself, as well as specific subjects, based on paragraph.
  • Able to understand and differentiate written language and spoken language based on their distinctive basic characteristics.

Level 4

  • Able to use various public facilities, socialize, and carry out some degree of ordinary work.
  • Able to understand easy parts in news broadcasts and newspapers.
  • Able to 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.

Level 5

  • 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.

Level 6

  • 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.
  • Able to 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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