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TOPIK and JLPT 2015 – Registration

It’s the time of the year!

Haven’t taken both tests since 2013, where I got my TOPIK 6 (barely passed lol) and JLPT N3.

Kinda sucks that TOPIK is only valid for 2 years so I have to take it again this time (and hopefully maintain my level 6). Would also be the first time I’m taking the new TOPIK, so quite excited!!

Below are the important dates for people taking the tests in Singapore.

JLPT

Test date: 6 Dec 2015 (Sunday)

Registration: 17 August to 11 September 2015

Site: Japanese Cultural Society Singapore

Cost: S$55 for N5 / N4, $65 for N3 / N2 / N1

Note: Would be good to register early since you still need to mail out 2 passport-sized photos affixed on a form

TOPIK

Test date: 15 Nov 2015 (Sunday) – so close to my birthday 😡

Registration: 24 August to 4 September (430pm) 2015

Site: KLC (details / how to register)

Cost: S$72 for TOPIK 1, S$80 for TOPIK 2

I’ve just submitted my payment for JLPT ($$$$ fly) and if I remember to sign up for TOPIK (lol) it’ll be $145 gone…….

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Okay I need to pass the exam. It’s probably improbable for me to fail TOPIK (I’ll get at least a level 3 right?) but for JLPT… mmm. The plan was to prepare for it since January, but I haven’t been doing much. Add on the fact that I’m obsessed with C-novels these days, I probably won’t be doing much for Japanese until September. oops.

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Going to the library later on (more c-novels!) and also to the post office to send the photos over!

I tend to be really paranoid when mailing out stuff, so I make sure that my handwriting is big and neat, especially the numbers hahaha.

I still don’t feel like studying for anything today, so back to c-novels.

I’m mad in love with 淺綠’s writing. Going to see if I can borrow the 3rd installation of the 天配良緣 series and also see if I can find new reads. 😀

Also, I’m quite into Cantonese songs these days hahahaha. The old school stuff. 😛 I used to have a huge crush on 羅嘉良 when I was a kid lolol. And Para Para Sakura was one of my favourite songs. Does anyone remember the super long running HK song 真情? The opening song is stuck in my head, just that I can’t pronounce anything properly.

Come to think of it, I really have bad ears and I can’t learn by simply just listening to dramas or songs. Envy those who can!

Anyone else taking TOPIK and JLPT this year? 😀 😀

Leave a comment and let me know!!

Maybe we can study together too!! ^____^

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Monika
    24 August, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Hi! I’m sure you’ll do great on both tests. You’really such an inspiration for me. I just started started to learn Korean (thanks to U) and I’m preparing for JLPT N2 right now but I’ll probably take it next year 😉 Good luck with your preparations! Monika

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      Hangukdrama
      25 August, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      Thanks Monika! I really have to step up my game soon >< Haven't been doing much at all!

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    Elaine
    25 August, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    I believe you will do really well for both 🙂 I’m taking my N2 in Dec too. But haven’t get around to revise much though. Pretty busy with school. Actually few years back, I study both Korean and Japanese together. But it gets kind of confusing at some point so I dropped Korean. But now that my Japanese is at a higher level. I’m thinking of self studying Korean with Japanese. Do you have any tips and tricks on how you do it? Like preventing confusion etc. Good luck for both tests. Elaine 🙂

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      Hangukdrama
      25 August, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      Hi Elaine! Good luck to you too! 😀 Mmm I don’t really have any tips to do it, but I did find it easier to do both when one of the languages is at a much higher level than the other. Try not to compare the two languages often and treat them as 2 very distinct ones. I think that helps! I used to find it difficult when I compared both and it was frustrating that what I knew in Korean couldn’t apply directly to Japanese.

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        Elaine
        25 August, 2015 at 7:13 PM

        Thank You!! Maybe i should try using that method. I’ve always been wondering how did you study Japanese with such little resources and time. 🙂 Elaine.

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    Stathes
    24 September, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    Hello. I am also taking the JLPT exam this December but the N3 level. Although I have already started studying for the N2. Hopefully, next year. And I am also thinking about mayyyyybe starting Korean with the Ewha series. That’s how I came across your blog. Best of luck with your exams. 🙂

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