One of the challenges of people who can speak in English well but not from a native English speaking country is the need to prove it through a standardized English proficiency test. If you are in Korea, working for a company or applying in a university might require you to submit a valid English test score from any of the following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International Language Testing System) or TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication). So here is a guide for foreigners on how to register for TOEIC in Korea.
What is TOEIC?
The TOEIC ® Listening and Reading test is a fair and valid assessment of English-language listening and reading skills for the workplace. Employers worldwide use the TOEIC test to determine who can communicate effectively in English across borders and cultures with coworkers and clients.
Online Registration Process
Step 1: Visit TOEIC in Korea Registration Website
The first thing that you need to do is to visit the registration website for TOEIC in Korea. You may go to https://exam.toeic.co.kr. However, the website is in Korean. Therefore, if you can’t understand Korean, you may have difficulties in navigating the site. But you can use website translator on your laptop or mobile phones. Anyway, the succeeding screenshots below are already translated in English so guide you better.
Step 2: Sign up or Create an Account
The you will have to Sign Up or create a new account by clicking 회원가입 or Sign Up. Then you will be redirected to a new window where you have to agree on terms and conditions and provide your details later on. After checking, click 동의.
The next screen is where you will provide your ID, password, name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number. For the certification, you can do it via email or mobile number, where you will receive the certification number. Then enter the certification number and click confirm. Upon cofirmation, you will be asked to choose your gender and your consent to receive SMS and email notifications.
Step 3: Got to Test Registration Page
Once you have succesfully registered, you can now go to Test Registration by clickin Test Registration Tab or 시험접수. From there you can see the schedule of upcoming TOEIC in Korea. You can also see the application deadline and the date of results annoucement. Click “Apply” on the test date that you prefer to take.
Step 4: Identity Verification
When you click the “Apply” button, you will be redirected to Identity Verification. In this step, you can use various ways to verify your identity. But the easiest way for foreign residents to do it is to use the “Foreign Authentication” which will require you to inout your ARC pr Alien Registration Card number. Remember to input your Surname first, followed by First Name without any space in between.
Step 5: Registration
Once you are done with the authentication stage, you can now proceed to the Test Registration. Make sure that the test date and time are the same as your intended date. Then click “Select New” or 새로 선택 so you can choose your testing site or where will you take the test. For your convenience, it is better to choose a testing site that is closer to where you are currently residing. Your chosen testing site should appear on the summary on the right side of the screen.
Then you will have to upload a passport size photo and input your details before you can proceed with the payment.
Step 6: Pay the Registration Fee
And lastly, you will have to pay the registration fee of 48,900 KRW for the combined Listening and Reading test. However, you would need to have a Korean card or mobile banking account in order to complete the payment.
Step 7: Receive Email Confirmation
If youe registration is successful, you will receive an email confirmation from YBM. Now, all you have to do is to wait for your examination day.
Taking TOEIC in Korea
Even though TOEIC is an Englist test, do not expect that the instuctions to be given before the exam is in English. Remember you are in Korea therefore, the test briefing is done in Korean language. For a more detailed guide on taking TOEIC in Korea on the test day itself, read here.
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