It’s David writing from Popup Chinese. As I’d imagine some of you know, we run a website with an incredible amount of HSK test preparation materials. Recently, we heard about the TOP test from a friend in the states who is considering taking it. He asked for our thoughts on it, but we really don’t have any experience with it. Does anyone here?
I’m curious to hear more about the test, and especially experiences people have had taking it (why did you take it, where did you take it) and how prevalent it is in Taiwan. Also if it is considered useful as a credential for life or employment in Taiwan or is mostly used for self-assessment. This inquiry is being triggered by a posting a user has made in our own discussion forum, so if anyone wants to reply directly, the link is: