The Test of Proficiency in Korean (known as TOPIK) is the most popular test for the Korean language. It's used as a certificate to prove that someone knows Korean, and can be useful on a resume, or just to show other people what you can accomplish.
But while the TOPIK can definitely be useful to students of Korean, then why didn't I take it before?
So I sat down with Forrest (a fellow online Korean teacher) and we discussed why someone might not want to take the TOPIK, as well as why someone would want to. We discussed in-depth some of the pros and cons of the TOPIK.