한국어능력시험 초급 어휘,문법 영역의 문항 목록 분석 = An analysis of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) focusing on beginning-Level vocabulary and grammar items

  • 다국어 초록 (Multilingual Abstract)
    • The Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) is, at present, the most widely used standardized proficiency test in Korean. The present study investigates the structure and content of the beginning-level TOPIK by analyzing vocabulary and grammar items in previous TOPIK tests. A total of 17 TOPIK tests administered during 2003 to 2010 were collected for analysis. The analysis revealed that the beginning-level TOPIK follows a highly structured format and its vocabulary questions are presented within contextualized, meaningful sentences or discourse. The results also showed that the TOPIK involves approximately 700 vocabulary items and approximately 100 grammar items deemed necessary for beginner-level proficiency. The results of this study can be utilized as a reference guide for teachers to assess and plan their instruction as well as for learners to prepare for the proficiency test. In addition, this study offers suggestions for improvement for vocabulary and grammar items in the TOPIK test. (Yale University The Ohio State? University)