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Sookmyung Univ.’s English Test Backfires

March 11, 2010

Sookmyung Women’s University has received a growing number of complaints from its students over the efficiency and expense of its own English proficiency test, the Multimedia Assisted Test of English (MATE).

The women-only school created the English exam, which consists of speaking and writing parts, in 1999 and has required its students to gain a certain level on the test for their graduation since 2003.  Firstly, students are questioning the necessity of the exam as not many employers accept the MATE test when recruiting job seekers.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: The Korean Times)

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