My native Korean brother-in-law living in Seoul has what I would call a "star" child/pupil. She won piano competitions, she is always studying, and she graduated #1 in her high school class (not an exaggeration, a literal #1 in her class).
I understand in overview only the college entry exam(s). I do not know what my niece's score(s) turned out to be; but the entire family is shocked and dismayed because she did not make it into college.
So that I can have a base of understanding in order to have somewhat fluent Korean conversations with my Korean in-laws on this subject...
- What are common vocabulary words and phrases surrounding the options for a child that does not make it into college via the entrance examination?
Other questions that I'm sure I need to have a general understanding of to help the family cope with this situation include:
- What is the entrance exam or exam process vocabulary?
- Is there vocabulary, defined phraseology, common proverbs or idioms for failing to enter and then schooling overseas?
- Is there vocabulary, defined phraseology, common proverbs or idioms for going to get a job in this situation?