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Test of Russian as a Foreign Language

At the Center of HSE International Preparatory Programmes, you can pass a certified exam in Russian as a foreign language (TRKI, levels A1-C2).

Testing is conducted in cooperation with the Language Testing Center of St. Petersburg State University.

TRKI (TORFL) – is an international exam to determine the level of Russian language proficiency. General knowledge of Russian as a foreign language includes six levels and correlates with testing systems validated in other countries:

 

Russia

Elementary

А1

Basic

А2

I st Certificate

(TRKI -1)

 

B1

2 nd Certificate

(TRKI -2)

 

B2

3 rd Certificate

(TRKI -3)

 

C1

4 th Certificate

(TRKI -4)

 

C2

Europe

Level 1

 

Breakthrough Level

Level 2

 

Waystage Level

Level 3

 

Threshold

 

Level

Level 4

 

Vantage

 

Level

Level 5

 

Effective Operational Proficiency

Level 6

 

Good User

USA

Novice

Intermediate

Intermediate-high

Advanced

Advanced Plus

Superior Native

The test comprises five subtests: Grammar and Vocabulary, Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking.

To pass the TRKI test, you need to:

  •  average at least 66% across all 5 subtests;
  •  score at least 66% in 4 of the subtests and at least 60% in the other.

Sample preparation materials are available here .

You have to register for the exam in advance. You can register online or by email at anazarchuk@hse.ru

Exam dates: September 15th.

Registration

Registration fee must be paid no later than 3 days before the exam date. You can pay online by credit card. Payment form

Contacts:

HSE International Preparatory Programmes

Address: Moscow, Pokrovsky Boulevard, 11, Building D, Room D602

Email: anazarchuk@hse.ru

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