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16th TOPIK results

합격!! ^^

Actually, right after my last post, I managed to check my results! However, class was starting soon and I wanted to write a nice post to celebrate! ^^


I can’t believe my eyes when I saw the results!! XD SOOO HAPPY. (Should have written the post straightaway to capture my happiness at the moment more accurately!)

Vocabulary/Grammar 78
Writing 81
Listening 87
Reading 88
Total Marks: 334/400
Average Marks/section: 83.50
Level 4 PASS

yayyy!! ^^


TOPIK is divided into 3 different papers: elementary (level 1-2), intermediate(level 3-4), advanced(level 5-6). In order to obtain a higher level pass, you need at least 50 points per section and average score of 70.

Frankly, I didn’t expect to get a level 4 pass. This was my first attempt at TOPIK exam. I know full well that my Korean proficiency is really limited and even though I am starting to read korean books, there are alot of things that I still don’t know. There’s still a long way to go for my speaking skills and I definitely I don’t think I possess level 4 speaking skills.

Looking at the results, I realised that I’m still weak in my grammar and vocab. Shall work harder for it ^^ I’m really pleased with my reading section. (All that Kpop news reading and translations helped!!)

Much thanks to my korean friends who are always there to answer my questions!

And thanks  to everyone for all the encouragement~!! <3


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    4 November, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Congrats! 🙂

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      4 November, 2009 at 8:48 PM

      thanks alot!!

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    4 November, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    what’s TOPIK? 🙂 congrats anyway. 😀 😀 축하합니다!

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      4 November, 2009 at 8:48 PM

      thank you! TOPIK is an internationally recognised korean proficiency test for foreigners. ^^

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    4 November, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    축하해 샤나!!! I think you did well!!! You’re already in level 4! OMG i’m soooo jealous~ I wonder what my level is! I’m going to study hard to pass TOPIK and KLPT!!! I’m weak at grammar too~ T.T

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      4 November, 2009 at 8:47 PM

      고마워요~!! Do take the test next year! It’s a good experience

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    4 November, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    우와~ 엄청 뛰어난 성적이네요.
    6급을 딸 때까지 노력하세요 ^^

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      4 November, 2009 at 8:46 PM

      감사합니다!ㅋㅋ 6급까지 아직 너무 멀러요~~

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    6 November, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    WOW!! You did really well! Congrats!! You have improved so much within a short period of time. Well done!

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    7 November, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    thanks alot!! ^^ I’m sooo happy XD

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    14 July, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Hi Shanna,

    You are amazing. How did you learn Korean?
    Any source for practise before taking the exam?
    Are you attending Korean class ?

    Please share

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      14 July, 2010 at 11:30 PM

      hi! ^^

      1. i am self studying korean. i learn from textbook, online resources etc
      2. you can download TOPIK papers online at their official website. i have a blog post on it
      3. nope i’m not

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    4 February, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    축하해요. Even though it’s late now. ㅋㅋㅋ
    I dream to get 4급 too… but still undecided if i should take this year’s topik or not. 😐

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      4 February, 2011 at 11:11 PM

      고마워요~~ ㅋㅋ
      i think you should try! i’m planning to take topik again this year too

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    4 February, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    If that would mean free extra lessons from our 선생님, I wouldn’t mind taking it even if I haven’t prepared for it. ^^
    But I don’t know yet if she can conduct a review class for the 중급 level. Most of my classmates would be taking the 초급 exam.
    I still have until the 15th to think about it… ㅋㅋㅋ

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