Korean Language Ability Test

The Korean Language Ability Test, (Korean세계한국말인증시험) or KLAT (formerly Korean Language Proficiency Test, or KLPT), is a proficiency test for non-native speakers of Korean language. It is offered by the Korean Language Society and is a major alternative to Test of Proficiency in Korean (or TOPIK), offered by the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation [ko] (KICE).[1]

Korean Language Ability Test
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanizationsegye hangugmal injeung siheom
McCune–Reischauersegye hangugmal injŭng sihŏm

The standard KLAT test assesses the abilities of the test-taker for daily life and work, for professional and educational settings in Korea.[2] There is also a Basic-KLAT, or B-KLAT, that "assesses whether or not examinees have basic communication ability."[3]

As of February 2021, there are 36 testing venues in 11 countries. Most testing centers are located in South Korea, China, Southeast, and Central Asia. [4]


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  1. ^ "Korean Language Tests". Korea.net. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ "What is KLPT?". Korean Language Proficiency Test. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Korean language ability test". Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  4. ^ "KLAT". Joy of Korean. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2021.

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