SEOUL — Think you understand Korean? Then come on out and put your language skills to the test.

Officials are now accepting registration forms for the Sept. 21 7th Korean Proficiency Test, coordinated by the Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation, or KICE.

The test — offered in more than 13 countries, including Korea, Japan, China and the United States — is aimed at providing study guidelines to foreign speakers of Korean or Korean residents abroad by developing and standardizing the teaching and testing methods of the Korean language.

The test will be offered for six levels and composed of two 90-minute sessions. The first session will assess the level of the examinee’s proficiency in vocabulary, grammar and writing, while the second will test his or her aptitude in listening and reading.

Eligible applicants should be non-native speakers of Korean.

Application forms are available through Aug. 5 at the four test venues: KICE in Seoul; Pusan National University in Pusan; Chonnam National University in Kwangju, South Cholla Province; and Chungnam National University in Taejon, South Chungchong Province. Forms are also available on KICE’s Web site at

Call 02-3704-3682 for more information.

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