30회 한국어능력시험: 합격!

The TOPIK scores are out!!! We have now passed 3 pm Korean time and the scores have been published. I have been having nightmares about writing answers in English and failing the exam so it was a big relief to see the score.

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It might not be the most impressive margin for a level 2, but at the moment I’m too happy to be too bothered. However, next time I will make sure to prioritise 듣기 more!

As I already knew, my listening score would be a bit of a gamble so I was slack-jawed to see a 57 considering that at some point during the exam I found myself thinking “why are they all turning their papers?! Why are they turning the page already?!” I must have understood more than I thought, though.

As for 쓰기, I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to write all those essays throughout the year. Without my language partners to look over my work and tell me what sounded off and what sounded natural, I would have struggled so much. I’m not trying to sound smug, but for this exam I actually managed to also enjoy writing even though it was the section I feared the most since it’s notoriously difficult for foreigners to write well in Korean as beginner students.
In total I wrote 35 essays of varying length and had them corrected so that should also help on my essay-confidence 🙂

So all in all I’m very happy with status quo after 10 months of structured Korean studies 🙂

Next stop: 중급 in April 2014!!! 화이팅!

I’m crossing my fingers for all of you who also sat the TOPIK 🙂 how did it go? 🙂

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