Stunned! KLPT 2012 canceled!!

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!


I had my last Korean lesson with NUS extension this week. As the school is moving, I will be unable to continue with my lessons due to the distance and work.

Anyway, due to work, I had to skip many lessons. So I’m without the cert now. It does not matter if I get it. But it is a pity to pay for lessons but unable to attend it.

I’m still determined to take the KLPT but I might have to take the beginner KLPT instead (anyone knows if it is easier to pass? Or it is similar to level 1 KLPT? Any recommendations?)

After taking lessons, I think that it is good for learners (esp busy working adults) to at least take some basic classes before self-studying. It really helps for the pronunciation part. But I must say, ttmik did an awesome job preparing me for the classes I took.

Now it’s up to me to prepare and learn. I hope I can! 파이팅!

KLPT Words List – Countries

Some countries that I’ve been learning.

영국…….UK, Britain

KLPT Words List – Animals

As usual this is a working document of the words I want to learn. Hope this will be useful for those who are preparing for KLPT and TOPIK basic.

Cat 고양이
Cow 젖소
Dog 게 / 강아지
Horse 말
Lion 사자
Monkey 원숭이
Rabbit 토끼
Pig 돼지
Sheep 양
Tiger 호랑이

That’s all for now. I’ll add on more when I’ve memorised everything.