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Zkoušky a certifikát Telc / TRKI

The Telc exam offers four Russian language certificates, covering all levels from A1-B2. Telc exams are closely aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), guaranteeing international comparability of language competence, which is very important for a successful career. The exam has been developed to serve the needs and interests of a wide variety of individuals, groups and organisations.

The exam tests general language competence and focuses on communicative competence, rather than academic skills. The written part lasts between 70 and 150 minutes (depending on the level). The oral examination will be taken in pairs or small groups creating real-life dialogs and last 15 minutes. The telc website offers some more insights on the exam.

Telc exam preparation on individual basis

Getting acquainted with the structure and type of tasks of the telc test are essential prerequisites for passing the exam. This is why all candidates are required to book our special one on one telc exam preparation module (5 lessons per module), scheduled for the week of the exam (Friday is the exam day). This module added to any of the regular courses guarantees the best possible preparation for the exam. Booking deadline is 4 weeks prior to the exam date. One on one telc exam preparation module can be booked in addition to any of our  Group courses.

Price: 240 EUR per module (5 lessons), 2+ module (fee per module): 210 EUR;
Language levels accepted: A1, A2, B1, B2;
Lessons per module: 5.

TRKI exam prparation on individual basis

This challenging Russian language course prepares students for studies at a Russian-speaking university both in Latvia and abroad. The Course develops overall Russian language knowledge and skills by reaching the necessary language level, while at the same time preparing for the TRKI exam.The excellently structured exam programme with a tutor’s personal approach will ensure the success of every student continuing their studies at their chosen university or school. Our staff can also assist in finding a suitable institution for future studies. The one on one TRKI Exam preparation module can be booked in addition to any of our  Group courses.

Minimum enrolment – 1 week;
Minimum level: A1
Number of lessons per week- 5 to 10 on an individual basis;
Lessons per module: 5, per 2 modules: 10
Price per module: 240 EUR, price per 2 modules (10 lessons) – 420 EUR

Prices for exams: For Elementary, Basic, 1st Certificate level exam – EUR 110; For 2nd, 3rd, 4th Certificate level exam – EUR 130.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TRKI exam (in English TORFL – Test of Russian as a Foreign Language)

The Exam is normally held over 2 days and there are five parts.
First day: Vocabulary & Grammar (50-90 min.), Reading (45-60 min.) and Writing (50-80 min.)
Second day: Listening (25-45 min.) and Speaking (45-60 min.)
The duration of each of the parts depends on the test level

EXAM PARTS

Part 1. Grammar and Vocabulary
A series of multiple-choice questions where you need to select the right word, ending, etc.

Part 2. Reading
Multiple-choice questions based on texts (depending on the level, these range from short texts such as advertisements to newspaper articles).

Part 3. Writing
This involves a creative piece of writing: at lower levels, a letter or something similar where you are given instructions on what information to include; at higher levels this may be a piece of criticism based on another text.

Part 4. Listening
Multiple-choice questions based on recorded extracts.

Part 5. Speaking
A number of oral tasks, including: providing responses to fixed dialogues; initiating dialogues in prescribed situations; summarising a text; talking on a prepared topic.

The TORFL levels are the following:

*Elementary level
*Basic level
*TORFL-1 – 1st Certificate level
*TORFL-2 – 2nd Certificate level
*TORFL-3 – 3rd Certificate level
*TORFL-4 – 4th Certificate level

Elementary: 
The successful completion of the Elementary level test confirms that the candidate possesses the minimal level of communicative skills, allowing to satisfy the minimal requirements in everyday communication.

Basic level (TORFL-0): 
The successful completion of the Basic level test confirms that the candidate possesses the beginning level of communicative skills, satisfying the minimal requirements in social and cultural communication.

Level 1 (TORFL-1). First Certificate Level. 
The successful completion of this level confirms that the candidate possesses the basic level of communicative skills, satisfying the requirements in social, cultural communication, educational, and professional spheres. The First Certificate is an official document, which allows foreign citizens to enter a Russian University. According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the 1st Certificate level is equivalent to Level B1.

Level 2 (TORFL-2). 
The successful completion of TORFL-2 confirms that the candidate possesses a rather high level in all areas of communication, and allows them to conduct a professional activity in Russian as an expert in the areas of humanities (excepting philology), engineering and science. This Certificate is needed for obtaining a bachelor`s and master`s degree (excepting degree in philology). According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the 2nd Certificate level is equivalent to Level B2.

Evaluation of TRKI EXAM results

ELEMENTARY LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 530 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 100 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 120 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 100 points max.
• Part 4. Writing: 80 points max.
• Part 5. Speaking: 130 points max.

BASIC LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 730 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 110 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 180 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 180 points max.
• Part 4.Writing: 80 points max.
• Part 5. Speaking: 180 points max.

TRKI-1 – 1st CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 675 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 165 points max. (50-90 min.)
• Part 2. Reading: 140 points max. (45-60 min.)
• Part 3. Listening: 120 points max. (25-45 min.)
• Part 4.Writing: 80 points max. (50-80 min.)
• Part 5. Speaking: 170 points max. (45-60 min.)

TRKI-2 – 2nd CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 750 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 150 points max. (50-90 min.)
• Part 2. Reading: 150 points max. (45-60 min.)
• Part 3. Listening: 150 points max. (25-45 min.)
• Part 4.Writing: 150 points max. (50-80 min.)
• Part 5. Speaking: 150 points max. (45-60 min.)

TRKI-3 – 3rd CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 750 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 150 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 150 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 150 points max.
• Part 4.Writing: 150 points max.

TRKI-4 – 4th CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 750 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 150 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 150 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 150 points max.
• Part 4.Writing: 150 points max.
• Part 5. Speaking: 150 points max

Successful applicants must obtain no less than 75% of the available points in each part.