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  • Ariadne
  • Adventurer

    • 46

    • January 23, 2017, 06:24:54 pm
    • Gyeongbuk-do
Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #580 on: November 01, 2017, 09:08:35 am »
I hate this website!

Every time I try to search for classes, it just says 'no data matched.'

What am I doing wrong?


Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #581 on: November 01, 2017, 02:22:33 pm »
I hate this website!

Every time I try to search for classes, it just says 'no data matched.'

What am I doing wrong?

It may not be time to register for classes. Unless you are going to take level 5, I think the last classes of the year are currently in progress.


Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #582 on: November 01, 2017, 02:27:14 pm »
I'm thinking about starting the program...if I were to start at the lowest level about how long would it take me to finish, assuming I passed all the tests on the first try? I want to get the needed points for the f2-7 visa.

Also since its now September, do I have to wait until next year to start classes? Should I just start studying now? And try to place in maybe level one instead of absolute beginner? Thanks!!

There is a test in Janurary that you can apply for now. I don't know if you are hoping for in-class or online classes, but for level 0 there are no online classes in my area. So I'm going to take the test and try for level 1. Here is hoping they have an online class.

Ok thanks!! Do you know when in January? And is there some sort of test rubric...like things I need to know to be in level 1?...I know how to read hangul and some words, but thats about it.

Right now it lists the date as January 13th.

That's all the information I have.
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  • Ariadne
  • Adventurer

    • 46

    • January 23, 2017, 06:24:54 pm
    • Gyeongbuk-do
Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #583 on: November 02, 2017, 08:47:01 am »
So we just register for the test, then wait until January?


Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #584 on: November 02, 2017, 09:50:24 am »
So we just register for the test, then wait until January?

Yep.
Pretty much.
Do what studying you can do in the mean time.
The test date and location may change.
So there is no point in looking at the details until much closer to January.
However, the test registration opened up Sept 4th, so I would suggest registering for the test as soon as possible.
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  • JahMoo
  • Expert Waygook

    • 639

    • May 11, 2016, 12:55:18 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do, ROK
Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #585 on: December 27, 2017, 01:30:21 pm »
Does anyone know what date we can sign up for the next round of classes? I just passed level 4 and I will register for level 5 but I don't know when registration starts.


  • jstrout
  • Newgookin

    • 1

    • August 27, 2012, 07:37:19 pm
    • Dangjin, South Korea
Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #586 on: December 29, 2017, 01:51:59 pm »
I am in the same boat as you (going into Level 5 as well). As far as I can gather, first there will will the beginning of the year placement test for people who are entering into the program, which will be on January 13th, with the test results coming out on January 19th. After that happens, then the classes for all the levels will open, which should be on the 19th at midnight. (If you want to get the class that you want, I recommend to be awake at midnight to register for those classes fill up quick.) I have attached the document link that gives more information (It's in Korean). I hope this helps somewhat. If you still have doubts, I recommend to call 1345 and they will confirm everything :) Good luck! Hope to see you on the other side! 8)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p13jtGfLz1gnB8OmghfO4Kv38qaPbKHd/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 04:33:15 pm by jstrout »


  • chuckd
  • Veteran

    • 96

    • June 08, 2010, 03:12:06 pm
    • Busan South Korea
Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #587 on: March 09, 2018, 01:03:24 pm »
Korea Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP) - 사회통합프로그램)
Free Korean courses for foreigners that can also help get you points toward an F-2 VISA or other VISAs later on!

Guide to 2018 Korea Immigration & Integration Program (KIIP)
https://youtu.be/uNZy_r1zSZU



KIIP - Level 3,4 & 5 - Vocabulary & Textbooks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGdVOzwlMY...th7KnS-xGkBFGf0

KIIP - Level 5 - Practice Test Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwEgCpUROBo...x0VPe7kUrXMU9pS

KIIP - Level 5 - Lesson 1-50 - Quiz Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd8vuZRD0M0...sY96vIqQH0cTzof


  • JahMoo
  • Expert Waygook

    • 639

    • May 11, 2016, 12:55:18 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do, ROK
From what I understand, they changed the system, so there is no longer any option to automatically pass after failing a certain amount of times. This may only apply to KIIP level 5, but I was told that you must pass the exam, or retake your same level.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5647

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Also, the test is becoming more difficult I was told. Study like mad because if you fail and have to retake the class, the test will likely be tougher to pass the next time around. I studied all the time and barely passed for levels 4 and 5. Really challenging exams in my opinion. Study up on Korean cultural aspects for the speaking portion.


  • JahMoo
  • Expert Waygook

    • 639

    • May 11, 2016, 12:55:18 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do, ROK
What I was trying to say is that I was told by my KIIP teacher that the third method you mentioned is being done away with. You can take the test repeatedly without retaking the class, but you need to pass the test to move up. Additionally, if you fail the test more than three times, you can't retake it at that level. You either need to step downwards or restart from the beginning.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5647

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
How about studying your *** off to succeed then? You'll feel better about yourself when you learn well (rather than just getting points for showing up).


  • JahMoo
  • Expert Waygook

    • 639

    • May 11, 2016, 12:55:18 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do, ROK
Until recently (???), this was the only way to pass KIIP level 4 for people who are not good with the Korean langauge:

[1] Take KIIP 4 with 80% attendance.
[2] Take the midterm and fail it.
[3] Re-take KIIP 4 with 80% attendance for an automatic pass.
[4] Receive a material completion certificate.

I am now getting hearsay reports that this method is officially dead as of...last week.
First question. Is this true?
Second question (and a harder one?). Can someone provide an official link to the KIIP website that confirms this?

If this is all true, then this is a disaster for people who want at least a naturalization certificate for materially completing (but not passing) levels 4 and 5.
I can't provide a link because I heard it directly from my KIIP teacher. If I could provide such a link, you'd most likely need to be at level 4 to understand it seeing as the entire KIIP website is in Korean. But there's probably nothing that says they are removing that method, it's more likely that the "material completion" method is just absent from the website now. ]
But it makes no sense to say this was the only way for someone who's not good at Korean to naturalize. We're all not good at Korean, and then we take the classes and improve and eventually become good at it. You really make it sound as if it's okay to approach this class with no intention of actually trying. That's probably why they got rid of that other method, to weed out the people who weren't really trying and were effectively wasting their resources (as the class is free).


WOOHOOO!!! Just received notice I passed Level 5! 

What's the next step?  Anyone recently get their first F-2?


  • chuckd
  • Veteran

    • 96

    • June 08, 2010, 03:12:06 pm
    • Busan South Korea
Re: KIIP Korean Immigration Integration Programme (사회통합프로그램)
« Reply #594 on: February 08, 2019, 02:43:26 pm »
Guide to 2019 Korea Immigration & Integration Program (KIIP)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfRZ0AJR1VE...th7KnS-xGkBFGf0


KIIP - Level 3,4 & 5 - Vocabulary & Textbooks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGdVOzwlMY...th7KnS-xGkBFGf0

KIIP - Level 5 - Practice Test Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwEgCpUROBo...x0VPe7kUrXMU9pS

KIIP - Level 5 - Lesson 1-50 - Quiz Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd8vuZRD0M0...sY96vIqQH0cTzof


  • chuckd
  • Veteran

    • 96

    • June 08, 2010, 03:12:06 pm
    • Busan South Korea
Guide to 2021 Korea Immigration & Integration Program (KIIP)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LNcmM7Y43s&list=PLl4RI1pH-8dGQaE3PFx0VPe7kUrXMU9pS&index=1

KIIP - Level 3,4 & 5 - Vocabulary & Previous Textbooks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGdVOzwlMY...th7KnS-xGkBFGf0

KIIP - Level 5 - Practice Test Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwEgCpUROBo...x0VPe7kUrXMU9pS

KIIP - Level 5 - Lesson 1-50 - Quiz Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd8vuZRD0M0...sY96vIqQH0cTzof


  • chuckd
  • Veteran

    • 96

    • June 08, 2010, 03:12:06 pm
    • Busan South Korea


  • chuckd
  • Veteran

    • 96

    • June 08, 2010, 03:12:06 pm
    • Busan South Korea


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 2948

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
This is such a long thread.  Did I comment already? 

Anyways, a friend took the language course about 10 years back?  He lived in Seoul.  He took TOPIK level 1 and 2 course.  It was taught in English.  They had their own separate exam.  He scored enough to pass the level 2 and then the next course was in Korean mostly.  He took another test and got Level 3 and kind of stopped I think.  (Maybe the Korean part was hard?) 

I had another friend who tried to take a course now.  But maybe out here in the provinces down south, they don't do English?  He said he went for a year on and off taking some course.  But it was all in Korean.  Complete waste of time.  He had very little Korean knowledge going in.  So, he got nothing out of it and never understood anything they were saying.  Complete utter BS waste of time.  Not sure why they are only offering the course only in Korean even if you are a beginner.  I think must do it on purpose hoping to discourage newer folks from learning Korean. 

Osmosis works for young children.  It doesn't work for adults.  Otherwise every Tom, Dick, and Harry English teacher would be fluent by now.  Anyways, self study, memorize vocabulary words, practice saying them in simple sentences, ask your Korean co teachers for pronunciation, get yourself to a base level.  (Of course very few want to take that extra step - pausing to memorize new vocabulary words.)   Then, use Rosetta Stone, then go through some of the TOPIK books (skipping over what you already know).  I mostly suggest Rosetta only to practice listening.  I got myself to a base level and then stopped unfortunately.  I want to say I am level 2 liberally.  I still am better at it than a lot of English teachers though.  My main weakness is studying question words.  Know all the question words so you can take a test.  (I heard they no longer test in English which is dumb as $h!T.)  IE  Underline or blank is beancan  (I think of a can of beans to remind me - word tricks) 빈칸 - I think? 

It doesn't help when so many Koreans speak English nowadays.  Back in the day out in the provinces, it was sink or swim.  Gave you more motivation to learn the language as hardly anyone spoke English.  I feel bad I haven't studied in years.  So many speak English to me in school and stores and where ever now. 
« Last Edit: March 02, 2021, 08:53:41 am by hangook77 »


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 1955

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
The irony of somebody complaining about learning Korean in Korean while teaching English in English is pretty amusing.