Language acquisition and testing competency is an area I have never explored before. I feel like I am dog paddling thru a sea of information trying to make sense of it.
italki today suggested I should take the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). Hmm. I never thought about testing my English ability. The test is for British English, which is of course a different kettle of fish than what I speak.
This led me to read about Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. CEFR is a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. It is action-oriented, as the person goes about doing everyday tasks. The CEFR describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing at each level.
A quick browse at the chart shows that I am not even at the beginner level. Sigh. I want to get beyond just the Hangul-curious level and be able to describe myself as a real student of Korean.