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Korean Dictation Contest

5 October 2022
10.00am – 12.00pm AEDT
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The UNSW School of Humanities and Languages is hosting a Languages Week event in October to promote the importance of language learning by Australian students. As part of the event, 2nd Korean Dictation Contest will be held just a few days before the annual Hangeul (Korean Alphabet) Day, which is celebrated as a public holiday in South Korea. In that regard, the Korean Dictation Contest event is timely and meaningful. This event will be a great occasion to celebrate the Hangeul Day in Australia and promote studies of Australia’s priority languages like Korean.   


The Korean Dictation Contest event aims to promote Australian students’ interest in Korean language and culture in an educational and entertaining way in order to encourage them to continuously develop their Korean language skills through their participation.


Australian students of 18 years or over and students at the university level are eligible to apply and participate.

How to apply:

Students who are interested should complete the application ( and submit their completed application for registration by 1pm 4th October 2021.


  1. Applicants will be invited by email by 4th October 2022 with an online link (Zoom). They will be provided a blank Answer Sheet, and a sample dictation question for perusal.
  2. Participants are advised to download and print the Answer Sheet in advance in preparation for the event. They should use the Answer Sheet to handwrite their responses with a pen. Self-supplied or typed papers are not accepted.
  3. On the event day, Wednesday 5th October, participants should enter the online Contest room by 10:00am. Some brief administrative matters (e.g. checking attendance, welcome and house-keeping remarks) will be followed.  Participants should stay in a quiet place with a stable internet connection and working devices (e.g. computer, stationary). They should not be assisted by other people, materials, or devices for their responses. If plagiarism is found during and after the Contest, their eligibility as a participant and winner will be forfeited or cancelled.  The Dictation is expected to start at 10:15am. If participants are late, they will lose marks for the questions they have missed.
  4. There will be up to 30 dictation items from simple noun forms to sentence forms. Each question item will be said twice, a bit slowly in the first time and at normal speed in the second time. At the end of the second reading, participants should start writing their response in the Answer Sheet immediately.  The interval between the items is 10 to 30 seconds depending on the type of each dictation item.
  5. When Dictation time is up, participants need to make sure they have written their name at the top of the paper and declared the integrity statement by signing their name at the bottom of the paper.
  6. Then, they should scan their Answer Sheet where possible and upload their submission in a PDF file format. The file name should be given in this way: firstname.lastname.DOB[DDMMYYYY] (e.g. john.samuel.05102002). Alternatively, they can take a photo of it (in the best quality possible) and submit in a JPEG file format.  A total of extra 15 minutes will be given for scanning and uploading their Answer Sheet. 
  7. A total of 18 prize winners will be announced online and informed individually. The winners will be decided according to their score. 


Winners will be awarded with a UNSW statement and prizes worth $30 to $100 each. The statement and prize will be posted to the winner’s postal address.