Saturday, July 28, 2012

World Champion Korean swimmer in London Olympics, 2012

South Korea's Olympic and world champion Park Tae-Hwan gestures after he competed in the men's 400m freestyle heats swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. (AFP Photo) "I don't know why I was disqualified, I will have to speak to my coach," said Park, the first male swimmer to win four individual medals at an Asian Games in a single stroke, after the pool. Park Tae-hwan (born September 27, 1989) is a South Korean swimmer. He is a member of the South Korean national swimming team, based in Taereung, Seoul. He won a gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle and a silver in the 200 meter freestyle events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is the first Asian swimmer to win a gold medal in Men's 400 metre freestyle event, and the first Korean to win a medal in swimming. It was really surprising!

5 facts about TOPIK, Korean language test, South Korea

The test of proficiency in Korean, TOPIK. The test is conducted four times in a year and twice in other countries for people learning Korean Language.
  • . The test is divided in four parts vocablary, grammar,writing and listening. There is no oral session.the test has maximum score of 100. The test fees is different in different countries.
  •  There are two types of test Standard and Business test. The standard test has three types test:1-2 beginner (초급), 3-4intermediate (중급), and 4-5advanced (고급).
  •  You can download the Sample test on the
  •  The writing section is really hard and scoring in writing the essay is little hard if you are not confident in writing, you need to prepare well.
  •  The test results came declared after one month which can be seen on There are several Topik test guides available online. The test is more popular than KLPT. The test is taken in different countries.

 The test is important for the students learning Korean language, the people who wants a job in Korean govt or Korea job where Korean language is very important. Once you take up the exam, solutions of the exam will be uploaded on the website, hence you can check your answers. Later, they display the result on the website.

 The test is designed to check the ability of non-Koreans, with expressions and comprehensions. If you are still a beginner, I would suggest you take the KLPT exam first and then go for TOPIK. The TOPIK is harder than KLPT. Good luck for all the learners!

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