Dongguk University (DU) held examinations, on Feb.18 and 19, for 3185 freshmen to be provided custom programs - D-TEPS and interviews.
D-TEPS was on Feb. 18 and interviews were the following day. D-TEPS, which is the same test as TEPS (Test of English Proficiency, developed by Seoul National University), is a paper test and the freshmen interviews were given by the Center of General Education.
All freshmen had to take both tests, which were divided into 3 levels - beginning, intermediate, advanced - and will determine the level of required general courses - English Conversation and English Reading.
Out of a total of 3185 students, 249 students (7.8%) got A (Advanced), 1870 students (58.7%) got B (Intermediate) and 1066 (33.5%) got C (Beginning) in D-TEPS and 305 (9.6%) got A, 1894 (59.5%) got B and 986 (31%) got C in the interview.
"It is the first time to test freshmen to determine their class level. However, it doesn't completely determine class level at this point. But it can be a cornerstone of evaluating student's linguistic ability. Therefore, this testing helps students choose a correct class," said Associate Coordinator Lee Rhan-young.
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