Do you have plans on working in South Korea? One way to achive that is to pass the EPS-TOPIK examination. EPS-TOPIK (also called KLT or Korean Language Test) is conducted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor of South Korea for the selection of foreigner workers, including Filipinos to work in the Korean manufacturing sector.
It tests the language skills of potential foreign employees to make sure that they can perform their duties in Korea efficiently and can also lead their everyday life without any language problems. Based on the EPS-TOPIK score, POEA filters the Filipino job seekers who can then apply for jobs and get a proper working visa (E-9) to work in South Korea.
TOPIK vs EPS-TOPIKMany people mistakenly identify TOPIK as the same with EPS-TOPIK. The two are both Korean language tests but they are different in many ways.
TOPIK stands for Test of Proficiency in Korean. TOPIK is a general test for those who want to study in Korea, work in Korea (not as EPS), test their Korean skills for immigration purposes.
EPS-TOPIK is the Employment Permit System – Test of Proficiency in Korean. EPS TOPIK is the test taken by those who want to work in Korea as EPS workers (for factory jobs).