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TORFL certification training and testing

Each of TORFL examinations is designed for different individuals setting certain goals for themselves. We prepare you for examinations of such Russian proficiency level that is necessary for you.

Certification levels and corresponding goals

First certification level (TORFL-1)

The certificate of this level is required for admission for a Russian higher education institution with compulsory further study of the Russian language as stated by applicable education standards. In such cases an applicant shall do an additional test block with regard to his/her occupational orientation along with this examination as such.

It is assumed that achievement of the Russian proficiency at the First Certification Level requires 160-180 class hours on the basis of a basic level proficiency.

By learning from scratch it requires 440-460 hours approximately. It should be noted that the number of hours specified is only an estimate and can vary in a wide range, depending on study conditions, selected occupational orientation and individual possibilities of a student.

Second certification level (TORFL-2)

Successful completion of testing at this Russian proficiency level attests the high level of communicative competency in all communication spheres. Achievement of this level enables to carry out professional activities in Russian as a specialist in the human, engineering and technical, natural-science fields.

In the higher education system in Russia the certification testing with a following issue of a certificate is carried out as a final state qualification test (examination) giving the right to:

  • graduate with a bachelor’s degree in the human (except for philological sciences), natural-science, medical and biological, engineering and technical, and economic fields from a Russian higher educational institution;;
  • graduate with a master’s degree in the human, natural-science, medical and biological, engineering and technical, and economic fields, except for interpreters, philologists, journalists, editors, managers, and diplomatic officials conducting their professional activities in Russian-speaking teams (for listed specialists this exam will be intermediate) – for persons admitted to Russian higher education institutions with a bachelor’s degree of a foreign educational institution.

It is assumed that achievement of the common Russian proficiency at the Second Certification Level requires 380 class hours and 340 class hours for achievement of the Russian proficiency at the Second Certification Level with regard to professional orientation. So, it requires, at least, 720 class hours in total on the basis of the First Certification Level proficiency.

 

Third certification level (TORFL-3)

Russian proficiency at the Third Certification Level gives the right to carry out professional activities in Russian as an interpreter, philologist, editor, journalist, diplomatic official, or manager working in a Russian-speaking team.

According to standards of the Russian higher education system examinations for the Third Certification Level shall be carried out as a final state qualification test (examination). Upon successful completion of tests applicants shall have the right to graduate with a bachelor’s, specialist or master’s degree in the above listed fields (except for specialist and master degrees in Russian philology, for which this exam will be intermediate).

Achievement of the Russian proficiency at the Third Certification Level requires 280 class hours on the basis of the Second Certification Level proficiency, where:

  • 120 class hours are dedicated to common Russian language study;
  • 160 class hours are dedicated to usage of Russian in a professional activity field.

 

Fourth certification level (TORFL-4)

This examination shall certify the high level of Russian proficiency which is very close to a native speaker level. This certificate is required for graduation with a master’s degree in Russian philology and gives the right to carry out all the teaching and scientific activities in the field of Russian language.

How do we teach

We have created a flexible and reliable system owing to which you study in a comfortable environment according to a convenient class schedule and at pocket-friendly prices. You study the language at a pace adjusted for you.

Some teachers in parallel
It is possible. You can be taught by different teachers. It will be helpful to avoid addiction to one way of talking, accent and temperament of a partner in conversation.

Optimum size of a group
We form groups in such a manner that every lesson passes effectively and in a convenient atmosphere. Mini-groups for spoken language lessons with a teacher consist of 6 persons at most.

Cost of training

in groups: 5600 roubles per month

one-to-one: 11200 roubles per month

Cost for TORFL certification examinations

Russian
Basic Level
Russian
Certification Level
Russian
Certification
Level II
Russian
Certification
Level III
Russian
Certification Level IV
 (TBL/ А2)  (TORFL-1/ В1)  (TORFL-2/ В2)  (TORFL-3/ С1)  (TORFL-4/ С2)
6000 roubles 6000 roubles 6300 roubles 6500 roubles 6500 roubles
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