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Since I’ve started on my plan B, I’ve been googling for TOPIK vocabulary lists for the beginner level. While searching, I struck gold.
I found memrise. What is memrise?
Taken from the website:
We’re obsessed with using brain science to help you learn faster. This isn’t a marketing ploy- we’re really experts in this stuff. And from day one we’ve built Memrise to embody the very best knowledge about how your brain works, and so help you learn as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
So we’ve turned learning facts and language into a game where you grow a colourful garden of memory. You grow and water your memories in a garden of memory, you zoom up the leaderboards, and you learn alongside your mempals. It’s like a guiltless video-game.
Basically, it helps when you need to memorise anything in a fun way. Definitely more fun than anki flashcards.
I’m currently learning from TOPIK vocabulary beginner’s list and I’m kinda addicted to learning. Each word begins as a seed (new word) and as you learn, the seed sprouts (short term memory). After a few exercises, it blooms and it can be harvested and placed in the garden (long term memory).
I feel a sense of achievement when I get to harvest my “plants”. And the words I’ve learnt really sticks in my mind.
Try it out! The site has many user created lists for Korean (suitable for beginner, intermediate and advance learners) and other languages too.
It is going to be impossible to make it for topik in October. I guess I’ve to take the test next year. I was really looking forward to KLPT. Ooh well… There’s nothing I can do about it now.
Have you considered studying Korean in Korea in one of the universities eg. Yonsei, Sogang?
Are you working and you don’t have much leave or time?
That’s me… I don’t think my boss would let me study in Korea for 3 Weeks.
If you are in the same situation as me, it’s time to cheer! Korea Tourism Organisation has collaborated with Kyung Hee university to come up with a Fun Korean Lesson Trip.
It’s a 1 week trip. 5 days of study with Kyung Hee and you get to home stay with a Korean family. It’s a superb plan for the working adults or students on a budget too! I’m seriously considering the winter classes. I’m excited!
Update: please give me a shout if you are going for the trip too! I should be going for the November trip.
From my blog posts, you could see the term KLPT appearing a lot. I was trying to find out when the KLPT would be held in Singapore. Lo and behold… I could not find it in the nus website. I tried the KLPT website but it disappeared!!
I continued googling and I found out from wikipedia that KLPT is canceled in 2012. What!?! From the wiki, I also found out about another proficiency exam for Korean. I don’t know how recognised it is though. But it has links to Yonsei KLI. The proficiency exam is called Korean Proficiency Exam (KPE).
I guess my only choice now is TOPIK. But I really don’t want to do writing!! Argh!
Update: seems like KPE is very recognised too. But no exam centre in Singapore!