한국어 능력 시험 등록했다!

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I went to the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines today to register for the 34th TOPIK and borrow books from their library. It’s my first time going there so I was really excited. I expected it to be big. Big enough for me to get lost in it. But it was a little different than what I had in mind. It was smaller than how I had imagined it to be. I was a little disappointed to be honest. I love their library though. I saw a lot of good books for learning Korean, kpop albums, DVDs of movies and dramas. The staff were really nice and polite. I passed by the language classroom and there was a class. I stood outside the glass door watching them. I felt a little jealous seeing them learning Korean in a classroom setting and they looked like they were having fun doing an activity. It would be nice to have people to practice speaking Korean with.

Anyway, I borrowed Ewha Korean 3-1 and 3-2 books. I also wanted to borrow their copy of Complete Guide to the TOPIK but I was only allowed to borrow 2 books at a time. Oh well, I’ll borrow it next time.

I am so not confident that I will pass the exam but I would really feel bad if I didn’t give it a try. I still have over 2 months to prepare for the exam. I felt nervous after my registration was done. There’s no turning back now. Wish me luck. *keeps fingers crossed* And good luck to everyone who will be taking TOPIK this April.

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      1. noo haha, I actually haven’t started learning Korean yet, because I’m doing a couple of other languages atm + studying for JLPT, but I Korean is definitely the next Asian language I want to tackle ^^

        1. Wow! Japanese. Are you learning through self-study or do you take classes? I’m interested with Japanese too but right now I just wanna focus on Korean.

          1. I have a 1 hour lesson with a tutor so she can correct my work and explain things that I don’t get, otherwise the rest is self study ^^

            However, I did high school Japanese (I just graduated) so I suppose I didn’t have to start from scratch, which is a lot easier! 😀

          2. Wow. Must be nice to have a tutor. I don’t have one for Korean. I have friends online but I’m too shy to bother them to correct my journals and answer my questions.

          3. I have an account in lang-8 but I forgot my password because I haven’t used it in a while since I’ve met some Koreans who are kind enough to provide corrections for my journal and they keep encouraging me to keep studying because it would be a waste if I quit now. Lol.

  1. Good luck on your exam! I didn’t pass mine, but I was glad I took the plunge to take it anyways with two months before it to study. Just do your best, who knows you may be surprised when the test results come out!

    1. I’m sorry that you didn’t pass. :(
      I’m so worried about the writing part because I get a mental block when I’m being asked to write about a certain topic in Korean. It’s as if all the things I’ve learned just vanished from my brain. I would really feel bad too if I didn’t give it a try.

        1. So true! I find it easier to express my random thoughts in Korean than write about a certain topic which I’m not very familiar with and the essay must have 400-600 characters in it. x____x

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