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TOPIK I exam preparation course (15 hours only)

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15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 23 January 2024 To: 26 March 2024

Course overview

By studying this course you will develop existing language skills further and prepare for TOPIK I.

You will be able to understand questions that test listening skill as well as be able to understand questions that test reading skill. You will be familiar with question formats and styles following a thorough analysis of question types and be better prepared to answer questions after completing practice tests and reviewing answers.

You will develop an overall strategy to approach the test as a whole, based on analysis of past papers and be able to sit the first level of TOPIK with greater self-confidence.

What does this course cover?


  • Using the answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (for questions with or without interrogatives)
  • Choosing a topic of dialogue that is appropriate to the question
  • Describing a suitable location that fits the topic of the dialogue
  • Understanding the main idea(s) under discussion, as well as the detailed contents


  • Finding relevant information within the text, or finding a keyword
  • Understanding the core concept of the text, in addition to the detailed contents
  • Organising discrete sentences into a meaningful logical order



  • Tenses: present, past, future
  • The honorific form: -(으)시
  • Regular and irregular verbs/adjectives: ‘ㄹ’, ‘으’, ‘ㅂ’, ‘ㄷ’, ‘ㅅ’, ‘ㅎ’, ‘르’
  • Particles: 도, 와/과, (으)로, 부터, 까지, 만, 에게/한테, 께/께서, 처럼, 밖에, 보다, 마다, (이)나, 에 대해서/관해(관하여)
  • Negations : 안, 못, -지 않다, -지 못하다
  • Modifiers: -(으)ㄴ, -는, -(으)ㄹ
  • Gerunds: -는 것, -기
  • Sentence connectors: 그리고, 그러나, 하지만, 그렇지만, 그런데, 그러면/그럼, 그래서
  • Coordinating conjunctions: -고, -아/어서, -지만, -거나, -다가, -고 나서
  • Subordinating conjunctions: -아/어서, (이)라서, -(으)니까, -기 때문에, 보다, -(으)려면, -(으)ㄴ데/는데, -기 위해서, -는 동안(에), -(으)면, -(으)면서, -기 전에, -(으)ㄹ 때, -(으)ㄴ 후에, -아/어도, -(으)려고, -(으)러, -(으)ㄴ 지,
  • Sentence endings: -고 있다, -(으)ㄹ까요?, -(으)ㅂ시다, -네요, -(는)군요, -(으)ㄹ게요, -지요?, -아/어야 하다/되다, -(으)적이 있다/없다, -(으)ㄹ 수 있다/없다, -(으)ㄹ지 모르겠다, -(으)ㄹ 것이다, -아/어 주다, -(으)면 좋겠다, -았/었으면 좋겠다, -아/어하다, -아/어지다, -게 되다, -아/어 보다, -기로 하다, -(으)려고 하다, -아/어 버리다, -고 싶(어하)다, -기 바라다, -(으)ㄹ 줄 알다/모르다, -자마자, 아/어도 되다, -(으)면 안 되다, -(으)면 되다, -(으)ㄹ까 하다, -(으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 것 같다, -아/어 있다, -아/어 놓다/두다, -는 것이 좋겠다, -는 중이다, -(으)ㄹ까요?, -(으)ㄹ 거예요, -(으)ㄴ가요/나요?

What will I achieve?

By studying this course you will develop existing language skills further and prepare for TOPIK I.


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

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Full fee £250

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